James Reese served in the US Army for 25 years as a soldier, special operations commander, and a lieutenant colonel until his retirement in 2007. The Mansfield University graduate and veteran dedicated himself to serving fellow veterans and leading an international crisis management and security firm. One year after retiring, James Reese launched Tigerswan in North Carolina and received an award for a contract with the Department of Defense which enable him to start operations and grow his company.
The inspiration behind establishing Tigerswan is to honor disabled veterans by hiring them and giving opportunities for them to continue using their military skills. James Reese believes they can apply those skills to the private sector and the civilian world. In an article on Tigerswan’s Blog, he accredited the military for his development in maturity and proactive mindset.
While serving in the US Army and learning life lessons, James Reese became an active and a good listener for those he led. His advice to others is to be a loyal follower if they are followers and to be a faithful leader if they are leaders. James Reese considers himself as a servant leader because he leads to serve others in his company and community where Tigerswan does business. It is the perfect way for him to honor and help disabled veterans adjust to the workplace and excel.
When Tigerswan was in its startup stage, James Reese expanded the business without using his own capital and outsourced funding. The US Department of Defense awarded the firm with a contract and working capital. He used it to hire civilians and disabled-veterans which was a huge success, resulting in revenue growth and profits. With the company’s profit, James reinvested and hired more people and equipment.
James Reese is the CEO, Founder and Chairman of Tigerswan and oversees its operations of over 300 employees working in 50 plus global countries. The private-owned and disabled-veteran company specializes in security, risk management, logistics, intelligence, and training for law enforcement, corporations, and military agencies. Reese gained years of experience in the US Army as special operations commander of international crisis, security, and management services.
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