About Us



Significance was founded by Mary Ahern-Snyder in 2014 with a vision to create a company of “significance”—one that not only delivers in-demand services, the highest quality work, and the most innovative solutions in government contracting, but does so with clear values, reflecting an unrivaled level of integrity, collaboration, and innovation. With her knowledge and experience working in the government consulting sector, Mary went to work building an incredible team that shares her passion for a collaborative culture that is unwavering in its commitment to growing a company that stands apart in a highly competitive sector. Our team of professionals is hand-picked for their well-earned expertise, ability to build positive relationships, and desire to make having fun part of the job.

It’s part of our what makes us significantly different.

We’re proud of all the ways that we stand apart in the government contracting space:


Relationships are the cornerstone to everything we do. It starts by being genuinely kind, caring, and thoughtful as an employer and partner. We cultivate authentic and meaningful relationships, both personally and professionally. For us, “people first” is not a cliché. It’s part of every decision we make.


The foundation of strong relationships unlocks our ability to identify, recruit and retain subject matter experts in the most challenging and in-demand technologies. These seasoned and cutting-edge professionals provide both partnership and leadership through transformations, creating the highest value for clients and exceeding delivery expectations.


The strength of our relationships and expertise translates into solutions that build long-term value. We purposefully seek out bold thinkers and problem solvers who work collaboratively to unearth ideas and solutions beyond the obvious. And, we’re in it for the long haul, so we identify and implement solutions designed to be non-proprietary, ensuring our clients are empowered to achieve maximum benefit from their engagement with us.

Our employees are the people you want with you in the foxhole. Leland Owens

In the government and management consulting worlds, trust is paramount. But trust must be earned. We earn the trust of our clients and partners by bringing people with the right skills and highest integrity to every engagement. We check our ego at the door, roll up our sleeves, and get to work getting the job done.

As a result, we are trusted by the DoD and nearly every branch of the military to bring significant value that is above and beyond as they deliver on their mission.