Dextera Corporation was started in 2005 by Lincoln Daut as a Subchapter S Corporation in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The initial focus of business was industrial facility management under subcontract for the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). Dextera’s business grew to incorporate records management and then quality assurance, areas in which Mr. Daut had previous experience as an analyst and then program director. In October 2006, Dextera won its first subcontract with the Department of Homeland Security Immigrations Customs Enforcement (DHS ICE). In June 2007, Kathryn Daut took over Dextera’s day-to-day operations, putting her proven program management and corporate infrastructure experience to use in developing the company’s core business processes. In November 2007, Dextera won a subcontract with the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), providing the prime contractor with independent Quality Management services. This contract doubled in its second year, and provided a sign of things to come for this growing business.

As Dextera expanded and gained a reputation for customer-focused and top quality service, Ms. Daut took over as majority owner in January 2008 and worked to obtain Small Business Association 8(a) certification as a Small Disadvantaged Business. Under Ms. Daut’s guidance, Dextera has expanded to operations in 14┬ástates and focuses on developing its records management and quality assurance services. Dextera has teamed with both large and small corporations, developing relationships that will continue to bring successes for itself and its partner companies.