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DAI, a dynamic, woman-owned small business headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, offers a wide range of customized services to clients in our core practice areas of communication, human capital and learning solutions. At DAI, The Power to Transform is much more than a slogan. It is a key component of our business model to build solid foundations for organizational growth and success by applying strategic and tactical clarity, practical analysis and precise execution. We work collaboratively, employing transparent methodologies with clear, insightful communications integral to every project and every approach – a discriminating feature by design.
During the last 13 years, we have worked in partnership with our clients to develop and provide vision, comprehensive programs and quality products that deliver sustainable results. Our reputation for effective, efficient and quality support is a direct result of our collaborative approach. We listen, we partner, we offer practical solutions that work.
DAI boasts more than 60 consultants and subject matter experts across three practice areas: Communications, Human Capital and Learning Solutions. The company has grown more than 347 percent in the past three years and was named to the top 1000 of Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 500|5000 list (ranked #932) of America’s fastest-growing private companies.
Our company was founded on the boldness of one woman’s vision. Frustrated by the disconnect between selling services and actually delivering high-quality work to clients, Dr. Sherilyne Dougherty struck out on her own. In 2000, she founded DAI with the goal of establishing a new standard for consulting.
Dr. Dougherty reached out to a former colleague, Paula Antonovich, to join her. From the very beginning, they focused on investing in a strong infrastructure and preparing for company growth. DAI was selected to perform an IT workforce assessment for a federal agency—a huge win for a small firm. That contract helped to solidify DAI’s reputation and led to new work across the federal government in IT workforce planning.
In 2004, DAI joined Serco (formerly SI International) to support the Department of Defense’s largest human capital transformation since Title V, expanding the business to include communications and learning solutions to employees across the U.S. and the globe. DAI tripled its staff after winning back-to-back contracts with the Department of Veterans Affairs in 2010.
DAI’s growth is a testament to our achievements in providing our clients with results and building strong foundations for their continued success.
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