Jim Reese- The Vet, Business Man And Servant-Leader Of TigerSwan
James Reese spent 25 years serving his country in the U.S. Army. When he retired in 2007, he decided to get into business and founded TigerSwan. While he was a commander in the military, he earned being called one of the best operations specialists in modern time. He was a decorated combat veteran.
From Army To CEO
When he retired from active duty to open his TigerSwan business venture, he was asked what lessons he took from his time in the military that would help him grow his company. He answered by saying that being a good listener was something everyone should strive towards. Second, he feels it is more important to be an active listener over being just a good listener. Third, he feels that those in charge need to actively take charge and those who are followers should be loyal to their leaders.
Currently, TigerSwan has more than 300 employees in over 50 countries around the world. James Reese has leadership skills that are not easy to match. His company employs disabled veterans. He spoke of the many nights he spends up crying and worrying about his employees. They all have lives and responsibilities to take care of and he feels somewhat responsible for ensuring they have what they need. Many veterans have a difficult time reacclimating to civilian life. TigerSwan is Reece’s answer to that.
Servant Leader Of TigerSwan
Jim Reece considers himself a servant leader. He is passionate about serving those around him and feels it is an honor to help veterans get the chance to use the skills they learned in the military in the private sector. He genuinely feels TigerSwan is a unique type of company that offers guidance without micromanaging.
Who Is James Reece?
Born in Panama, Reece is married with two children. James Reese founded TigerSwan in 2008. He has grown the company into the top mitigation and global risk management consultancy. He accomplished this by successfully developing and implementing innovative ideas for the protection of personnel, materials, equipment, infrastructure and brand. After serving for 25 years in the military, he retired as a Lt. Colonel.