James Reese Continues to Grow His TigerSwan

Former Special Operations Commander of the US Army turned CEO and currenlty TigerSwan’s founder and current chief executive by the name of James Reese truly leads an interesting life that has the capacity to educate, influence and inspire others because it is all about never giving up to successfully reach and achieve goals. A decorated combat leader in a special branch of the Army, it is not surprising how he excelled and continues to excell in his business ventures and his community after he left active duty and retired into civilian life.

Wired for excellence, James Reese says that the number one lesson he learned from the military is to be a good leader. In order to be one, a person has to be a good and active listener. On top of that, if one is assigned to be in charge, he must do it to the best of his abilities. It is not surprising that he is now a good mentor and leader to his over three hundred employees with his TigerSwan business in 50 countries all around the globe.

He takes his role in TigerSwan seriously because people depend on him, and he feels responsible for his people. They have families, kids to send to college, mortgages to pay, among many other things. Owning TigerSwan comes with back breaking responsibilities that he cannot afford to bungle, but in the same token, he feels that what he has been blessed with is truly rewarding. James Reese noted that it feels great to have the freedom of time and the ability to watch his business’ continued growth. On top of that, he appreciates his TigerSwan employees who have remained loyal to his company through the years as they continue to work together to carry out the company vision and achieve company goals.

Reese shared that he came up with the TigerSwan concept in his last tour of Iraq. When he got home, he couldn’t forget about the idea so he designed a plan with the help of a friend. He noted that back then, he had not outside capital and the only thing he had going for him was his disabled status. Thus, they were chosen as the service disabled veteran owned company (SDVOSB) to partner up with a major defense contractor to serve the Department of Defense.

A company that has the SDVOSB tag has a majority ownership by a disabled veteran. However, James Reese pointed out that this was not his reason for establishing TigerSwan. His primary motivation in starting the company was to have veterans working together to help do something nice and positive for the world so that it can be a better place for everyone to live in.

Reese noted that he felt lucky when his TigerSwan company was awarded their first contract, which almost seemed like it was by fluke and a whole lot of luck. But this gave him the working capital to continue to grow the business. From the profit earned in the very first contract, he reinvested it to the company, so they could acquire better business systems and hire more employee to help TigerSwan grow.

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Honoring Robert Ivy With A Lifetime Achievement Award

The world of architecture is an interesting industry to be involved in. There are many individuals that work hard to become architects and there are many that are celebrated for their many achievements in the industry.

Robert Ivy is one of the few individuals who received a prestigious award in the architecture industry. Robert Ivy is the CEO at The American Institute of Architects. Mr. Ivy received the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. This lifetime achievement award is an award that is usually given to individuals in the non-profit sector. Robert Ivy makes history as the first person in the architectural industry to receive the prestigious award. This award comes at a great time for Robert Ivy and the company.

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Individuals who have lived in Mississippi, usually receive this award. These individuals are usually artists and art enthusiasts, whose work is regarded as amazing and deserving of a high honor. Robert Ivy has been the Chief Executive Officer of The American Institute of Architects since 2011. He is also a talented editor, author, and architect. The award is very important to Robert Ivy because he is a native of Mississippi.

Robert Ivy has had a very successful career in the architectural industry. Mr. Ivy held the position of editor-in-chief of Architectural Record. While at Architectural Record, he received the National Magazine Award. As the leader of The American Institute of Architecture, he has increased the value and reputation of the company. The company has seen growth since he has lead the charge.

Robert Ivy is amongst great company as the newest recipient of the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. Past recipients include Morgan Freeman, Leontyne Price, Shelby Foote, and Walter Anderson. He will be given the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award on June 2nd, at a special event.

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