Aliahu “Alli” Bey is a husband, father of 3, Utah Entrepreneur, Chairman of the Utah-based 501(c)(3) charity Warrior Rising that helps veterans start businesses, and an outstanding friend. Alli began his military career as an Army Aviation maintenance servicemember. He spent most of his service in Alaska.
Alli started his first company after collecting nearly two decades of engineering and project management experience working for several international and Fortune 200 companies.
After learning to navigate the bureaucracy and red tape of corporate America, he decided he would prefer life without the corporate politics.
Utilizing experience and lessons learned he started his first small business in June of 2014. Writing proposals and responding to opportunities within his core competences was how he spent 14 long months. When the family savings ran dry, he and his wife Gretel decided to sell their first home, however, the Bey family was still left financially strapped. Alli made ends meet by moonlighting at a small food manufacture in the Freeport Center and working as a technician during the day at the Snowbasin rental shop.
In July of 2015, he won his first Department of Defense contract worth more than 47 million dollars. It wasn’t all roses after that, however. He had to successfully defend his company against an SBA protest from a competitor. Haight Bey & Associates LLC started executing on contracts in September of 2015. They have added several Prime and Sub contracts to their project portfolio in the past 5 years and have spun off a cybersecurity compliance company called Totem Technologies.
As a result of Alli's efforts, Haight-Bey has been recognized as the Utah Veteran-Owned Business of the Year for 2022 and out of 80,000 candidates, was awarded National Prime Contractor of the Year (2022).
Now his focus and dedication is in helping other Veteran-owned small businesses navigate the complicated worlds of government contracting and cybersecurity compliance as well as starting their own businesses through Warrior Rising.