On this month’s episode of The Business of Defense Rich Brady speaks with Hailey Le, CEO and Founder of Redwood Strategy Group about her long view on growth and expanding her firm’s services.

A redwood tree can live upward of 2,000 years. Will Redwood Strategy Group still be providing financial and IT services to federal agencies in 4024?

Maybe, maybe not. But the small, woman-owned business does take a long view on growth and expanding how it serves mainly defense and homeland security agencies.

“It’s really important to focus on what you do really well. As a small business, you can’t get your hands in too many pots because what happens is you dilute yourself,” said Hailey Le, CEO of Redwood Strategy Group.

“We’re really focused on our core portfolio of business, and we’ve done a great job, through steady growth, to radiate into other areas that are sort of around our core competency, which is financial modernization and transformation.”

During an interview for the American Society of Military Comptrollers’ The Business of Defense podcast on Federal News Network, Le detailed her company’s steady evolution, which most recently found it being part of the team that helped the Marine Corps achieve the first clean audit opinion by a military service.

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