Firearms Industry Executive Jon Rydberg Named Axial Top 100 Growth CEO

Jon Rydberg, Orchid Advisors CEO
Jon Rydberg, Orchid Advisors CEO ~ “Orchid Advisors growth can be attributed to the need for combined expert compliance and operations services that weren't available to the firearms industry prior to our launch.”
Orchid Advisors
Orchid Advisors

Hartford, CT –  -( Orchid Advisors, the Firearm Industry's Trusted Compliance and Operations Experts, today announced that Jon Rydberg has been named to Axial’s Growth 100, a list of the best and brightest middle market CEOs.

The recognition came in time to celebrate the second annual Middle Market Monday, a day that recognizes the accomplishments of CEOs and owners of U.S. middle market businesses.

“Orchid Advisors' growth can be attributed to the need for expert compliance and operations services, modern A&D Bound Book technology and compliance education platforms that weren't available to the firearms industry prior to our launch,” says Orchid Advisors CEO Jon Rydberg.

“In particular, we've seen a strong demand for our A&D Bound Book designs, operations consulting and Firearms Compliance University. Such offerings are transformational and meet the needs that firearms manufacturers, distributors and dealers have asked for. In fact, the Firearms Compliance University is the largest online ATF compliance platform available in the industry.”

“Once a year, we take time to acknowledge and celebrate the leaders who are responsible for driving the growth and innovation in the American middle market,” said Peter Lehrman, founder and CEO of Axial. “This group of CEOs should be recognized for their many important accomplishments; we are honored that they have chosen Axial’s platform to help them find the resources and capital they need to set their courses for 2016 and beyond.”

Every year, Axial, the online network connecting private companies to capital, celebrates middle market businesses on Middle Market Monday. As part of the 2016 celebration, the company compiled a list of the 100 most interesting CEOs in the middle market based on nominations from Axial’s 22,000+ member base, particularly from capital providers and advisors who partner with CEOs looking to grow or sell their businesses. Additionally, nominations were also received from chambers of commerce and other industry associations. CEOs were nominated across several categories including Innovation, Brand-building, Leadership Style, Customer Experience, Thought Leadership, Company Culture, and Growth Strategy. Find the full Growth 100 list at

About Orchid Advisors
Orchid Advisors assists firearms manufacturers, distributors and retailers in achieving compliance and operational excellence through education, technology, software and consulting solutions that reduces risk, cut costs, and provides expert guidance to make our client's business more successful and efficient. Orchid Advisors is The Trusted Firearms Industry Compliance & Operations Experts and endorsed by NSSF, the National Shooting Sports Association. For more information, visit

About Axial
Axial ( is the largest online network connecting professionals who run, advise, finance, and acquire private companies, with over 50 transactions closing monthly. Every week, over 200 private companies use Axial to confidentially explore and initiate a financial transaction. Headquartered in New York, Axial is backed by First Round, Redpoint Ventures and Comcast Ventures.

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