We’re Not Only Advisors, We’re Expert Firearm Professionals Too


Jon Rydberg

Chief Executive Officer

Formerly of Smith & Wesson

CEO of Orchid Advisors and former Ernst & Young executive, Mr. Rydberg has been a strategic advisor to Fortune 500s ($50b+) and small private businesses. […]


Michelle Ingram

Executive Director, Data Analytics Practice

Formerly of Bank of America

Michelle has over 15 years of experience dedicated to expert-level business and data analytics and is focused on digital ATF mock inspections. […]


Jeff Grody

Principle and Export / ITAR Practice Lead

Formerly of Colt

Jeff helps clients in the firearms industry build great export compliance programs and collaborate with international partners. […]

Jim Drager

Executive Director, Strategy & Operations Practice

Formerly of Century Arms

A former Chief Operating Officer with over 30 years of experience of deep business strategy and operations experience. Hired by public and provide owners […]


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Philip D. Milks

Executive Director, Manufacturing Practice

Formerly of NSSF and Remington

Philip is an attorney by training and began his career in the firearms industry while pursuing his law degree. In his prior role he was responsible for ensuring compliance with all regulatory requirements […]

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Travis Glover

Executive Director, Retail, Pawn and Distribution Practice

Formerly of Cabela’s and Lipseys

Travis brings more than 22 years’ experience as a Firearms Industry Leader to Orchid Advisors, having held sales and management position at major U.S […]


Alexis Tunell

Executive Director, FFLBizHub.com

Formerly of EZCORP

Alexis brings more than 10 years’ experience as a compliance industry executive to Orchid Advisors, having held various sales, retail operations […]


Jordan Young

Manager, Export / ITAR Practice

Formerly of Dasan and Remington

Jordan brings more than 16 years’ experience as a firearms industry executive to Orchid Advisors, having held management positions at major U.S. and international firearm […]

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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).

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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.

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Our Partners

Welcome to the Future of the Firearms Industry!

FFLBizHub.com is a trusted platform that facilitates entry, licensing and growth in the firearms industry. Its members gain access to low cost, high value tools for running their business operations while navigating Federal ATF and State firearms compliance. FFLBizHub.com was developed in conjunction with the four leading industry associations and participating software and service providers. For more information visit FFLBizHub.com

The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 12,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers.



The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers is comprised of wholesalers, manufacturers, independent sales reps, media and service providers – both national and international – all of whom are primarily focused on shooting sports equipment and accessories. As a trade association representing the business interests of its members, NASGW’s mission is to bring shooting sports buyers and sellers together. For more information about the NASGW, visit the association’s website at www.nasgw.org.

The NRA Business Alliance was established in 1992 to provide NRA member businesses with a marketplace to sell goods and services to fellow NRA members. The NRA’s Business Alliance web site, service directory, member magazines and promotions, and NRA member businesses reach nearly four million NRA members. NRA Business Alliance members also enjoy many benefits including NRA member magazines, NRA Endorsed Insurance and discounts on a wide range of business services.

The American Suppressor Association (ASA) is the unified voice of the suppressor industry. Our mission is to unite and advocate for the common interests of suppressor manufacturers, distributors, dealers, and consumers. To accomplish our mission, our principal initiatives focus on state lobbying, federal lobbying, public education, and industry research.

Epicor Software Corporation drives business growth. We provide flexible, industry-specific software designed around the needs of our manufacturing, distribution, retail, and service industry customers. More than 40 years of experience with our customers’ unique business processes and operational requirements are built into every solution―in the cloud or on premises. With this deep understanding of your industry, Epicor solutions manage complexity, increase efficiency, and free up resources so you can focus on growth.

Munitions Law Group (“MLG”) is a hybrid boutique/full-service law firm that handles – exclusively – firearms, explosives, and other defense articles issues for companies and individuals in the United States and internationally. We serve as a premier outside legal point of contact for members of the Firearms Industry. MLG’s mission is to provide top-notch, but cost-effective, legal services to its clients. We have attorneys in multiple states, with our primary offices in Atlanta, Georgia and Columbus, Ohio. MLG attorneys have represented clients in 38 states and 14 foreign countries.

Since its inception in 1984, Maynard Cooper & Gale has grown to be a nationally recognized law firm with more than 240 attorneys. Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, the firm has offices in New York and San Francisco and four additional Alabama offices located in Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery and Tuscaloosa. We maintain our philosophy to continually focus on each individual client and be responsive to their evolving needs. Additionally, we combine the understanding of the client’s business climate with the knowledge of a dynamic legal environment to provide the highest quality service. Our dedication to making the client our first priority has earned the firm numerous years on the BTI Client Service A-Team.
Williams Mullen is a regionally based, full-service law firm with more than 230 attorneys in offices across North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington D.C. Since our firm began in 1909, our goal has been to provide business and legal solutions to help our clients’ businesses thrive. While we excel within our mid-Atlantic footprint, our clients find that they increasingly come to us for their legal needs across the United States and internationally. They tell us they appreciate our Am Law 200 big firm capabilities and experience without the big firm rates.
The Firearm Retailers Consulting Group helps you grow your business and reach more customers. Our consultative services to small business owners offers a unique approach which enables us to design and deliver client specific solutions. All this adds up to greater accuracy, cost savings and potential risk avoidance for your business.
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