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Highlights

  • COVID-19 Response Effort: Brandon provides an in-depth look at Exiger’s role in the COVID-19 response, showcasing how the company leveraged its technology to assist federal agencies in avoiding fraud and ensuring the procurement of essential supplies.
  • Technological Impact and Growth: Brandon discusses how Exiger’s involvement in pivotal government initiatives like Operation Warp Speed and the Joint Acquisition Task Force significantly enhanced the company’s visibility, credibility, and growth.
  • Adapting to Market Needs: He highlights how listening to customer needs and adapting products accordingly has been a cornerstone of Exiger’s growth strategy, including the development of targeted solutions like ESG risk assessments.
  • Navigating the Recession: Brandon shares strategic decisions made during the recession, focusing on efficiency and reinvestment in sales and marketing to maintain and accelerate growth without compromising long-term sustainability.
  • Future Vision for Exiger: Looking ahead, Brandon envisions Exiger as a comprehensive platform for procurement and compliance, aiming to simplify risk management and make global supply chains safer and more transparent.

Actionable
Takeaways

Optimize Operational Efficiency for Sustainable Growth:

Brandon's strategy during the recession to review and optimize operational costs underscores the necessity of maintaining efficiency for sustainable growth. Founders should regularly audit and adjust their operational expenses to improve margin and reinvest in growth areas.

Utilize Government Contracts as a Catalyst for Growth:

Brandon's experience underlines the value of government contracts in establishing credibility and accelerating business growth. Founders should actively explore how their products or services can meet the needs of government projects or initiatives.

Customer-Led Product Development:

The creation of targeted solutions like ESG risk assessments underlines the importance of customer feedback in product development. Founders should maintain close relationships with their customers to identify and address specific needs, driving innovation and growth.

Embed Public Good in Your Business Model:

Exiger aims to make procurement safer and more transparent, which aligns with a broader public good. Founders should think about how their business can contribute to societal or industry-wide improvements, enhancing brand value and customer loyalty.

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