Acolyst was founded over 25 years ago to help businesses harness the ever-increasing volume of data being received daily and use it to make proactive, strategic decisions. The workplace has gotten more complicated over the years, and both the government and commercial sectors need Acolyst’s transformational help more than ever.

Using an innovative blend of neuroscience, organizational psychology and analytics, Acolyst delivers data management and business performance consulting services that achieve measurable and sustainable results. Acolyst is proud to provide exceptional data management, business performance, GRC & legal, documentation and technology solutions.

Utilizing a unique methodology and framework, Acolyst helps you achieve short-term and long-term results. Both the public and private sector face unique challenges, and Acolyst helps deftly navigate through complex systems, processes and red tape to achieve lasting, impactful results – on budget, on time, and on strategy. We measure progress at each milestone, according to consensus driven priorities. By understanding the entire puzzle— how people, processes and technology are interlinked - Acolyst enables you to exceed your goals. For those interested in working with Acolyst’s Federal division, Acolyst has federal contracts in-place so any projects can hit the ground running. Further, Acolyst’s Federal Reach Program helps IT manufacturers develop customized solution portfolios that are packaged specifically for the public sector.

Contact us today to find out how we can help you achieve your transformational goals.

At Acolyst we approach every relationship in the spirit of positive intention, proactive initiation, strategic innovation and constant improvement. Every client engagement and partnership is handled with professionalism, passion, experience, and accountability. It’s the journey we’re on to live our mission, values and vision.

More about our philosophy


Our company culture is rooted in positive intention. In a constantly changing world, we strive to take a step back, pause, and identify our intention for each challenge we undertake, rather than rushing blindly toward a goal. We are passionate about our work and believe in what we do, and all members of our team are aligned in purpose – to make a positive difference through the work we do.


Our mission is based on proactive initiation. We start by having the right intention, and then focus on going above and beyond to take your business to the next level. We put our intention into action and initiate. Our goal is to deliver on every promise, as we want to see our partners and clients succeed. Your success is our success.


Our values all go back to strategic innovation, to evolve our business and yours. We are committed to embracing change of all kinds, using determination and creativity to achieve results. We realize that innovation, whether it be technological, organizational or leadership-oriented, requires integrity, courage and is essential to goal fulfillment.


Our vision is that of constant improvement. Our team is motivated and incentivized to develop unique ways to improve. We’ve learned that the key to exceeding goals is to utilize technology and performance management expertise to help our clients and partners transform their business. It is not enough to meet expectations, we must constantly improve upon them.

Meet the Driving Forces of Acolyst

Ellie Nazemoff

CEO / President & Founder

Ellie Nazemoff founded Acolyst over 25 years ago to serve the US federal government with superior information management consulting services. Under her leadership, Acolyst has grown from a groundbreaking idea into a thriving consulting practice, supporting the commercial sector and most US federal agencies since the company’s inception.

A classic entrepreneur, Ellie has over 30 years of experience in business optimization, marketing, sales, business development, and management. A pioneer in the areas of GRC and Data Management, Ellie’s passions include making things grow, making a difference and empowering clients and colleagues.

Due to the work Ellie and her team have been doing to advance the IT channel, Ellie has been recently recognized on the 2014 and 2015 CRN Power 50 Solution Providers list, the 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 CRN Women of the Channel list. In addition, she was recognized as a finalist for the 2013 Women In Technology (WIT) Leadership Award and was named as one of the Leading 100 Most Powerful Women of the IT Channel.

Valeh-Nazemoff-croppedValeh Nazemoff

Executive Vice President

Valeh Nazemoff is an international bestselling author of “The Four Intelligences of the Business Mind: How to Rewire Your Brain and Your Business for Success” and executive vice president and co-owner of Acolyst, a data and business performance management consulting firm working with all levels of C-level and executive decision makers at government management and Fortune 5000 companies.

Valeh has held workshops and speaking sessions at CompTIA ChannelCon, GRC Summit, ER World, and CA World, among other prominent venues, and shared insights with CIOs and high-level executives during the Healthcare IT Summit and as a CRN panelist. Her past workshops and coaching sessions included attendees from Harvard University, IBM, Wal-Mart, and Erie Insurance.

Valeh’s work has been featured in many prestigious media publications such as SUCCESS,,,, Fast Company, Thomson Reuters, FCW, GCN, Wiley, InformationWeek, IDG, the Huffington Post, and Inc. Magazine. Due to its relevance to the business world of today and tomorrow, “The Four Intelligences” has been added to libraries and/or coursework of esteemed universities such as Cornell, Stanford, University of California San Diego (UCSD), the U.S. Air Force and the University of Toronto. An accomplished strategic advisor, team builder, speaker, author and teacher, she is passionate about improving people’s lives through strategic planning, teamwork, and technology. Using the approach of blending research and practice from neuroscience, psychology, organizational behavior, and analytics, Valeh enjoys problem solving, and loves taking the puzzle pieces of a distressed organization then helping to create order from chaos.

Contact us today to find out how we can help you achieve your transformational goals.