Management Team

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Our firm is led by CEO and five-time author, Jon Rydberg. His vision, ATF expertise and deep business transformation experience is what clearly sets us apart from the former defensive “ATF insurance” services offered to the industry.

We are experienced transformational advisors who bring advanced degrees in business administration from top schools and whose experience includes Big-4 consulting, General Counsel, and high-ranking analysts.

Orchid Advisors partners with the leading legal professionals to bring you unprecedented, CEO-level consulting services and deep ATF and Export compliance knowledge. When requested by our clients, our engagements are conducted under attorney-client privilege.

Jon Rydberg
Jon RydbergChief Executive Officer
Jon is the Founder and CEO of Orchid Advisors and was recently ranked as an Axial Top 100 Growth CEO. He has over 20 years of experience as a global consulting and firearms industry executive providing CEO-level advice to federally regulated FFLs […]

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Jeff Grody
Jeff GrodyPrincipal and Export / ITAR Practice Lead
An attorney by training, Jeff has over 30 years of experience serving clients and regulated companies throughout the firearms and other industries. He provides a broad range of commercial and compliance services and is primarily focused on FFL business growth […]

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Michelle Ingram
Michelle IngramChief Financial Officer and Inspection Analytics
Michelle has over 15 years of experience dedicated to expert-level business and data analytics and is focused on digital ATF mock inspections. She is the country’s foremost expert at performing software-driven ATF compliance and electronic […]

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Nick Briere
Nick BriereProduct Strategy
Nick Briere is a Management Consultant at Orchid Advisors. After graduating from Duke with a degree in English and Economics, Nick worked both as a Consultant in SAP’s Regulated Markets branch and as Director of Outreach for an Entrepreneurship Non-Profit before joining Orchid’s consulting team.[…]

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Firearms Industry Executive Advisor

Michael Sullivan
Michael SullivanOrchid Advisors Strategic Partner and Partner, The Ashcroft Law Firm
Mike was appointed by the President to be Director of the ATF and is a former US District Attorney. He is currently a Partner at The Ashcroft Law Firm and works as a strategic partner with Orchid clients in the role of “Firearms Industry Executive Advisor.” […]

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ATF Advisory
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Patsy Smith
Patsy Smith Former ATF IOI and Acting DIO
Patricia “Patsy” has over 13 years of firearm industry experience including a DIO and Area Supervisor roles within the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Her knowledge of firearms compliance regulations is extensive […]

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ATF Advisory
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Tom McDermott
Tom McDermott Former ATF IOI and DIO
Tom has over 20 years of experience working for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). During his career, he had been involved in thousands of ATF inspections as both an investigator and ATF manager. […]

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