Episode 3

Published on:

1st Dec 2020

The Quality of Your Idea with Matt Hastings, CEO of AlphaBrook

Matt Hastings is the CEO and Founder at AlphaBrook, a data intelligence firm for government contractors. Matt founded AlphaBrook in 2011 to provide a new kind of market intelligence sourced solely from government decision-makers to help companies improve bid decisions and win more contracts within the public sector.

AlphaBrook works with thousands of federal contracting executives via their VoG BD Intelligence (BDI) solution to provide difficult-to-find customer market intelligence. AlphaBrook’s BDI experts implement strategies to identify winning intel on upcoming RFPs and task orders, incumbency performance, executive and program pain points, source selection panel preferences, government program initiatives, price-to-win, teaming partners, expiring competitor contracts and rates, and much more.

Highlights of the episode:

  • Using mentorship to launch his career
  • The experience of interning in the Pentagon as a young adult
  • The formation of AlphaBrook
  • The reality of burn out and working through it
  • The impact of Amazon on the Northern Virginia region
  • Investing in the market and people
  • Advice for government contractors looking to take off and grow

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About the Podcast

The NoVA Business Podcast
A series of interviews with Northern Virginia's most influential business leaders.
The NoVA Business podcast is a stream of interviews with NoVA's leading entrepreneurs, business owners, and executives.

Northern Virginia is America’s best-known secret. With Ranking #1 in the nation for workforce and education and #3 for business friendliness, NoVA is a hotspot for the world’s top talent and entrepreneurs. There's no question why companies like Amazon and Capital One call NoVA home for their headquarters.

On this podcast, we will share the inspiring stories of leaders who are shaping the community around us. Listen to the challenges they have overcome, the lessons learned, and the vision they have moving forward. Get ready for a series of epic conversations!

The NoVA Business Podcast is sponsored by The Business Benefits Group.

About your hosts

Jessica Du Bois

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Jessica Du Bois is a consultant and advisor for employee benefits, working with dozens of companies in the D.C. region. Creating The NoVA Business Podcast became one of Jessica's goals after working with many of the incredible business leaders in Northern Virginia.

The podcast is a collection of stories that tell us the trials and successes that have formed the community around us. No gimmicks. No paid interviews. Just real-life storytelling of the friends and leaders that inspire you.

When Jessica isn't interviewing for the podcast or advising on benefits, you can find her coaching boxing classes or training for her next half marathon.

Derek Winn

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As a corporate health care strategist, Derek has had the unique opportunity to partner with hundreds of leading and admired businesses across Northern Virginia. Given his role, he has been able to witness and support businesses during the best of times as well as the worst of times.

These stories are the fuel for the Northern Virginia Business Podcast - the only podcast focused exclusively on the founders, leaders, and heroes in our own backyard of Northern Virginia.

These stories are intended to captivate and inspire those who continue to shape the landscape of Northern Virginia.

While he spends the majority of his time working in Fairfax, he has the most fun at home in Warrenton with his family.