Sales Marketing International Affairs
Public Relations Assessment Training
Public Policy Expert Witness Testimony
Business - Jim Pledger and his associates have extensive experience in industry on matters relating to:
Sales and marketing with a specialty in firearms and law enforcement equipment
International affairs; strong international experience and contacts
Product development, to include packaging, marketing and distribution channels
Public relations and marketing to design and implement innovative programs
Solving strategic or acute business problems
Work with inventors and new products to enhance market penetration
Expert witness testimony in product liability or other legal matters
Government - In the public sector, we can provide:
- Consultant services to address a myriad of issues
- Public policy review and/or development
- Assessment and implementation of consent decrees and other matters
- Training course and/or program development
- Instructor led training programs
- Expert witness testimony in use of force or other cases
Jim and his associates bring hundreds of years of law enforcement, military and business experience to solve complex problems. We have a record of achievement on a national as well as international basis.
Jim Pledger's bio - Jim is a 30-year veteran of the FBI who retired in 1996 as a member of the FBI’s elite Senior Executive Service. At the time of his retirement, Jim was assigned to the FBI Academy at Quantico, Virginia, as the FBI’s Senior Executive for FBI International Training. Throughout his career, Jim had a record of achievement in investigations, training and executive management.
Following retirement from the FBI, Jim was the National Sales Manager/Chief Sales Executive for GLOCK, Inc., the Austrian based manufacturer of semiautomatic pistols and equipment for the police, military, and civilian markets. Innovative sales and marketing programs developed and implemented by Jim resulted in the very positive “branding” of the Glock name and the achievement of a dominant position in the marketplace.
In July 2000, Jim left Glock to become the Chairman, President and CEO of DAC Technologies Group International Inc. (Nasdaq DAAT) to concentrate his efforts on firearms safety issues. In this position, he developed experience in the operation of a public company.
In June 2002, Jim accepted the position of Vice President for Law Enforcement and Military Sales and Corporate Officer with SiGARMS (now SIG SAUER, Inc), a premier firearms manufacturer. He used his extensive experience to direct the SiGARMS team to win the largest non-military handgun contract in U.S. history when SiGARMS was awarded the contract to supply the Dept. of Homeland Security.
Starting in 2005, Jim chose to open his own consulting business, The Pledger Company LLC. Jim now works with a number of companies in the firearms, body armor and training arenas to advance their businesses and increase sales. Click on "Partner Companies" to view our clients.
Jim holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration and currently serves on the Firearms Committee of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He is a member of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI (SFSA), the FBI National Academy Associates (FBINAA) and the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI).