About 9th Way

9th Way Solutions is an emerging Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) committed to working with our clients to provide next-generation, results-oriented technology—on time and under budget—in health IT, infrastructure design and build, cybersecurity, cloud solutions, and data analytics.

Leadership Team

Melissa Chapman

Melissa Chapman, President, has led a number of successful Government and private-sector projects, many of
which have had lasting impact on the evolution of health information technology. Throughout her
career, she has demonstrated a significant capacity to understand complex problems; deconstruct those
problems into their technology, process, and staffing components; and develop feasible, reliable
solutions that address those problems in a sustainable way. Melissa’s career highlights include Vice
President at Salient CRGT, Vice President at General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), Principal
at Booz Allen Hamilton, and Chief Information Officer for both the Food and Drug Administration and
the Department of Health and Human Services.


Willard Williams, Chief Operating Officer, has provided operational leadership on critical Federal enterprise IT programs for more
than 25 years for companies that include HP Enterprise Services, AECOM, and Unisys. He served as Vice
President at both Triple-i and Salient CRGT, where he led a team of 330 professionals at the U.S.
Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) providing End User Services support for 25,000 Federal
employees. As Director of Operations for the ESA III program, he led more than 200 personnel at HP
Enterprise Services in providing Enterprise IT services for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and
Explosives. Will brings not only proven operational prowess, but also a razor-sharp mission focus on
customer problems.


Steve Ikirt, Chief Executive Officer

Classification: Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business
DUNS: 081237685
CAGE Code: 83YG6
NAICS: 541199, 541512, 541513, 541519, 541611, 541620, 541715
GSA Schedule 70 Contract Number: 47QTCA19D003H: SIN 132-51 Information Technology (IT) and Professional Services

Established: 2018
Headquarters: Fairfax, Virginia