Introduction to James Reese
The Founder and CEO of North Carolina based private security company Tigerswan is James Reese. In 2007 after he was serving as Non-Commissioned and Commissioned officer for twenty-five years he retired as a Lt. Coloniel from the “U.S army, 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment Delta. In addition to his time as a commander he was also a decorated combat leader. While in that position General David McKiernan: Commander of Coalition Forces of Iraq and Afghanistan told him that he was “one of the finest special operators in the modern military.” It was back in 2018 that Tigerswan had more than 300 employees employees and operations located in 50 countries worldwide. He has a reputation for leadership and determination that has come in a new form. In his workforce he hires military members along with citizens. Both of these groups give it their all while working at Tigerswan.
Company Inspiration for James Reese
It seems that a lot of veterans who come back into civilian life are having trouble using their skills for new economic activities. For James Reese set-aside contracts from the federal government served as an advantage but not the main factor to establish his own business. The idea for the company Tigerswan came to him at the end of his time serving in Iraq. He met at his colleague’s kitchen one morning while drinking coffee. They were then picked to be the SDVOSB company that would be a “major defense contractor.” The SDVOSB is a company where a disabled veteran holds most of the ownership. A disabled veteran is someone who had to have ten percent or more of a disability on being retired or separated from their service on the military. Reese’s motivation had nothing to do with being eighty percent of a disabled veteran. Rather,he wanted one that put veterans and people with like minds to work. In 2008 James Reese would fully launch the company Tigerswan.
James Reese is a Servant Leader who has an honor to assist veterans and has them use their skills and leadership from the military and apply it to the private sector. Another belief he has about this organization is that they are an ‘intent based organization.’ Also, this work environment of Tigerswan allows employees to make mistakes as well as choices. This type of work environment gives individuals the chance to be succsesful.