Our Story

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 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 federal clients.

2008. Dexis expands to focusing 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. Dexis wins first prime U.S. Department of State monitoring and evaluation Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract and wins first prime USAID IDIQ contract.

2013. Dexis wins 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 its Center for Global Security and Stabilization and wins first prime IDIQ with the Centers for Disease Control.

2019. Dexis wins 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 its rule of law, anti-corruption, and security training services and its global footprint, increasing its portfolio to $350m with a long-term presence in 11 countries.

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