About Us

Weris, Inc. is a consulting and government contracting firm located in Sterling, Virginia, on the well-known Dulles Technology Corridor, which has become a host to many leading research- and technology-oriented companies. Weris specializes in providing superior analytics and intelligence to federal, state, and local agencies, as well as businesses and investors.

The company’s founder, Zongwei Tao, has a background in Civil Engineering, Reliability, and Operations Research. He graduated with a Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins University in 1993. Before founding Weris, Inc., Dr. Tao was an associate at the leading strategy and technology consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton, where he spent 11 years focusing on transportation. Dr. Tao served on the Virginia Traffic Safety and Technology Advisory Committee of the Virginia Joint Commission on Technology and Science. He is registered in Virginia as a professional engineer.

Our Mission

At Weris, our mission is to help our clients identify and capitalize on opportunities for both short- and long-term success by empowering them to make sound strategic and operational decisions through superior analytics and business intelligence.

We have developed a set of capabilities that encompass operations research, statistics, data mining, modeling and simulation, forecasting, business intelligence, technical writing and editing, graphic design, and publication management. We match innovative technological  tools with our field-tested experience to provide clients with the best possible information, advice, solutions, and program execution.

Being a Small Business

Weris is a small and flexible company focused on developing client-based solutions in a customer-centric context. We offer independent consulting and research services directly to government agencies, commercial companies, investors, and research organizations. We leverage our expertise, experience, and focused approach to perform thorough analyses to meet client needs and schedule. Being a small business means that we have the agility to respond quickly to client needs and expectations and can operate without high overhead.

In addition to working directly for clients, Weris also works on a collaborative basis, providing expertise to other management consulting companies to help them compete in the current environment and successfully complete and execute projects. The knowledge and expertise of our team are highly valued by our partners.

Weris is certified as an 8(a) corporation by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Weris is also certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) in Virginia, Maryland, and District of Columbia.