Jon Rydberg
CEO – Orchid Advisors, FFLBizHub, and the Retail Technology Group (Axis)


MBA, Corporate Finance, Rensselaer
BS, Mechanical Engineering, Bucknell University
Secret Clearance

Mr. Rydberg has founded multiple companies and is currently the CEO of Retail Technology Group Holdings, LLC which operates Orchid Advisors, FFLBizHub and the Axis / V6 Point of Sale (POS) systems. Together, the businesses served under his leadership account for 80% of all firearms manufactured in the United States, over 2,000 retailers, and the top 40 sporting goods distributors. He has advised private startups to large public companies such as Walmart, Goldman Sachs, Cerberus Capital, Petco, Bass Pro / Cabela’s, EZCorp, Big Rock Sports, SilencerCo, Davidson’s, Remington, DirecTV and many others Mr. Rydberg previously served in leadership roles at Ernst & Young, Protiviti and Smith & Wesson. 

Practice Specialty

  • Retail business software (POS)
  • Manufacturing business software (ERP)
  • Serialized and non-serialized inventory management
  • Electronic A&D / e4473 design, analysis and implementation
  • Firearm facility relocations and M&A / Due diligence
  • Business transformation and turnaround management
  • Firearms operations and supply chain management
  • FFL Launch and protection services
  • ATF and import compliance and inspections
  • ATF and import regulatory compliance training

Firearm Regulatory Expertise

  • Gun Control Act (GCA)
  • National Firearms Act (NFA)
  • Arms Export Control Act (ACA)
  • ATF Rulings and Open Letters

Previous Employment

  • CCO and VP, Internal Audit, Smith & Wesson
  • Managing Director and Global Aerospace Co-Lead, Protiviti Consulting
  • Supply Chain Consulting Co-Lead, Protiviti Consulting
  • Chief Marketing Officer, TicketNetwork
  • Group Manager, Ernst & Young
  • Rotational Program, United Technologies Corporation
  • Program Manager, Ensign Bickford Aerospace & Defense

Notable Accomplishments and Roles

  • Author: Firearms Compliance Guide 2014 Retail
  • Author: Firearms Compliance Guide 2014 Volume I & II
  • Author: The Four Pillars of Firearm Compliance
  • Author: Global Anti-Corruption & Anti-Bribery Leadership: Practical FCPA and U.K. Bribery Compliance Concepts for the Corporate Board Member, C-Suite Executive and General Counsel
  • Co-managed the firearm industry’s largest DOJ-SEC led FCPA matter
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Manufacturing Industry Sector Board
  • Executive Committee Member of the DHS Manufacturing Supply Chain Team
  • APICS Board Committee Member
  • IIA Board Committee Member
  • Featured interviews in the Wall Street Journal and CNBC