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About Us

Dexis is a professional services firm that solves the most pressing social challenges in complex environments, paving the way for a more secure and prosperous world. Our vision is to be a leader among professional service firms working at the center of the U.S. Government’s most critical foreign assistance and national security challenges, recognized for our steadfast commitment to ingenuity, integrity, and investment in our people.

We work with U.S. Government agencies including USAID, the Department of State, the Department of Defense, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Labor, and the Department of Commerce. We specialize in advancing democracy, improving access to justice, ensuring program effectiveness, and boosting federal workforces in the United States and around the world.

Dexis’ portfolio of projects is divided into two divisions, each with its own distinct origins, scope, and vision for impact in the coming years: our International Development division and our subsidiary Dexis Professional Services. 

Our Center for Global Security and Stabilization serves as Dexis’ thought leader and identifies technical and regional focus areas to address some of the world’s most pressing security and stabilization issues.

Our staff of 500 headquarters and project employees maintain an active presence across 80 countries. Dexis staff are also embedded in U.S. Government agencies in the United States and around the world. We operate within an ISO 9001-certified quality management system and embrace new technology to optimize our work. Our culture of learning and evolving is built into everything we do.

Established in 2001, Dexis has grown at double-digit rates for over a decade and is now a solidly middle-market company, a feat demonstrated by 2.5% of small government services firms

We are committed to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility as the foundation of our corporate culture. Of the U.S. staff hired in 2023, 43.2% of staff were people of color. In 2023, people of color accounted for 40% of our staff in leadership roles, mirroring the diversity of our U.S. employee population. Women make up over 60% of our executive and senior level officials and managers. 

We are an active member of the communities where we work and provide matching donations to employee-driven social causes. Our employees have top ranked Dexis in Glassdoor as a company with the best growth prospects among its peers.

Our Values

Ingenuity in
our ideas

Dexis is an agile company that adapts to market changes and operates in complex environments throughout the world. We foster resourcefulness in our team so we can nimbly respond to challenges and provide innovative solutions to our clients. Ingenuity has fueled our success and will continue to fuel our future achievements.

Integrity in
our behaviors

Integrity is Dexis’ foundation. It serves as our uncompromising guarantee of honest and ethical behavior, and our corporate commitment to responsive and friendly customer service. Integrity resonates throughout our work and is at the root of the quality that infuses everything we do. Transparency and decency allow us to build the strong relationships with our staff, clients, and vendors that enable us to deliver superior services.

Investment in
our people

We empower our staff so they can use their natural enthusiasm and acquired skills to offer insightful solutions to clients, build fulfilling personal careers, and help us grow a successful business.

Our Leadership

President and Chief Executive Officer
Chief Operating Officer
President, Dexis Professional Services
Vice President, International Development
Vice President, People & Culture
Vice President, Strategic Market Growth, Center for Global Security & Stabilization
Vice President, Finance & Accounting
Director, Business Development
Senior Director, Contracts, Grants & Procurement
Senior Director, Finance
President, Governance Practice, International Development
Senior Advisor, Center for Global Security & Stabilization

Our Board of Directors

Board Member
Board Member
Board Member
Board Member

Eddy Valda

Senior Director, Finance

Carrie Hasselback

Senior Director, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Practice, IDEV

Karen Walsh

Senior Director, Stabilization Practice, IDEV

Mihir Desai

President and Chief Executive Officer

James Agee

President, Governance Practice Area

Tamara Babiuk

Vice President, Strategic Market Growth

Laura Dabkowski

Vice President, People and Culture

Natasha Hsi

Vice President, International Development

Hiba Iqteit

Director, Business Development

Mark McEuen

Chief Operating Officer

Steve Mestraud

Vice President, Finance & Accounting

Jennifer Simancas

President, Dexis Professional Services

Salima Wiggins

Senior Director, Contracts, Grants, and Procurement

Andrew Sinclair

Senior Advisor, Center for Global Security and Stabilization

A History of Dexis

Twenty years ago, CEO Mihir Desai started Dexis with a vision to
deliver unparalleled results and exceptional service to our clients.

Over the past two decades, we’ve grown from working on a laptop at Starbucks to now over 500 professionals and evolved to serve new clients across a range of technical and professional services.

While the organization has changed tremendously, we’ve retained our drive to think critically and embrace big challenges. We’re proud of our history as an organization and the impact we’ve had on the world.

Subcontracting at the start

2001

Dexis (Developing Economies X Information Systems) is born in New York City to support some of the most critical issues facing the global community.

2001

The 9/11 events. Dexis rapidly expands into economic development support for crisis countries.

2003

Dexis relocates to Washington, DC to be closer to our federal clients.

2008

Dexis expands to focus on accountability in overseas development programs, a crucial issue facing policymakers.

A promising small business

2010

Dexis supports leveraging private capital in development. Dexis wins first prime contract with USAID to support global partnerships.

2012

Dexis is among the first set of firms to advance accountability beyond overseas development and into diplomatic programming. We win our first prime U.S. Department of State monitoring and evaluation Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract and win our first prime USAID IDIQ contract.

2013

Dexis wins our first contract with U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)/US Navy), informing the future of the company’s focus on the 3Ds (development, diplomacy, and defense).

2014

Dexis secures two major USAID prime awards in global health support and fostering cross-agency knowledge exchange, providing short-term assistance in more than 80 countries.

2015

Dexis wins USAID Small Business of The Year.

Accelerating into new markets

2016
Dexis graduates from a small business with year-on-year revenue and staff numbers increasing rapidly to become a middle-market company, a feat demonstrated by 2.5% of small government services firms, according to a GAO report. Dexis Professional Services subsidiary launches to provide sustained staff augmentation support to domestic federal civilian clients. Dexis expands agricultural programming through the purchase of Agland Investment Services. Dexis’ quality management system receives ISO 9001:2015 certificate.
2017
Building on five years of pioneering monitoring and evaluation work at the State Department, Dexis wins two prime IDIQs to continue this work.
2018

Dexis launches our Center for Global Security and Stabilization and wins our first prime IDIQ with the Centers for Disease Control.

2019

Dexis wins our first DOD prime IDIQs to provide assessment, monitoring, and evaluation services. Dexis wins USAID/Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) Support Which Implements Fast Transition (SWIFT) 5, cementing the company’s focus overseas on fragile states and countries in transition.

2020

Dexis acquires Checchi and Company Consulting and New Century US. Dexis greatly expands our rule of law, anti-corruption, and security training services and our global footprint, increasing our portfolio to $350 million with a long-term presence in 11 countries. Dexis commits to increase our accountability regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion.

2021

Dexis is named a Growth Engine Award national finalist in the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Middle Market Growth Awards. Dexis and wholly owned subsidiary Checchi are consolidated. Dexis commits to integrating conflict sensitivity as part of its organizational processes.

2022

Dexis reimagines the role of Human Resources team and invests in the People & Culture team to focus on meeting the needs of a post-pandemic workforce that requires flexibility, strives to optimize their work-life balance, and values inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility more than ever before.

Interested in joining us?

From recent graduates to experienced professionals, we hire exceptional people, give them challenging work, and then help them shine.