We are political, governmental, and corporate insiders who utilize our network
to connect innovation to decision-makers.
Marketers and sales teams use repetition, charm, and hard work to attempt to get past gatekeepers. At BRIEF, we execute a top-down strategy. Our relationships allow us access to the highest-level decision-makers. Your product's implementation will be a directive from above rather than a suggestion from a lower-level staff member.
West spent the first 20+ years of his career running 46 political campaigns across the county.
It was a life-altering moment when he developed the process to utilize his political perspective and network to protect and grow innovations. Creating a one-of-a-kind business model, West has found a way to fulfill his desire to be the difference-maker for companies he believes in.
The BRIEF model gave its first clients a competitive advantage; that spread by word of mouth. West couldn’t meet the demand independently, so he built a nationwide team of political and governmental insiders he knew could join him to help companies succeed and scale.
West is known nationally for leading races from Governor to city elections. His former clients and staff now occupy the highest offices in government.
A lifelong learner, West has an overactive fascination with new technologies and out-of-left-field projects. He lives in Austin, Texas with his awesome wife, Morgan.
Dustin Cox’s tenacity and intelligence have powers him to understand the gears of government like few others. For years he kept complicated house committees untangled and on track to get the people’s business done. Now in the private sector, Dustin has proven his ability to utilize his knowledgebase to find innovative companies opportunities.
Cox has raised 60 million in government funding for his clients. He has guided companies through crises and eliminated business-killing legislation. On one incredible occasion, he created a governmental department to stabilize an entire industry.
To better understand our client’s needs and to best bridge the gap between business and government, Dustin completed his MBA at Texas State University.
It is an understatement to say Dustin believes in a good education. He currently serves as Chairman of the Texas Charter School Association Conference Committee and the board of the Wesley School in Austin. Cutting his teeth in the Texas Legislature as committee clerk for the Texas House Committee on Public Education, Dustin would later clerk for the Director of External Relations for one of Texas’ largest charter school operators, Harmony Public Schools.
Dustin and his wife, Regina, live in Austin, TX, with their two children Leighton (7) and Graham (5), and dog, Hank Sinatra. The family enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, biking the greenbelt, and enjoying Zilker park. They frequent the third coast with trips to the beach, offshore fishing trips, and extended family in Corpus Christi.
BRIEF was founded with the core belief that we are radically responsible for our client's success. We don't take payment if we miss our metrics and all client agreements are month-to-month. Our founders created a process to eliminate client risk and ensure we continually deliver value.
The ways stakeholders can work with BRIEF:
Congratulations, you have built a product with paying customers and are ready to take it to the next level. You likely made your first sales through your network and hard work. If you could meet with the right decision-makers you can prove your solution works and is worth the change. If this is you, we should meet.
Today, leading associations are delivering new tech solutions for their members’ problems. BRIEF provides solutions for your membership while producing a new revenue stream for your association. Think of BRIEF as your in-house Director of Membership Innovation. Rather than creating, hiring, and training your own department, partner with BRIEF at no cost.
Our affiliates are political, government, and corporate insiders like us. Innovation companies need our unique experience and network to succeed. Utilize your current connections to take advantage of 10X opportunities. To date, BRIEF affiliates have made more than $5 million.
We are in the business of driving companies to successful exits. Our mutually beneficial partnerships with incubators, accelerators, and investors are how we connect to the companies that best fit our model.