Areas of Focus
Corporate Strategy with a focus on positioning, alliance, and channel development
Strategic advice on mergers, acquisitions and private equity investments
Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, Mobility, Open Source Software
Previous Government Experience:
Director and Managing Principal, SINET Group, LLC
CEO, Pacific Bell Network Integration
Located in San Francisco, Jim Pflaging is co-lead of strategy and business development advisory services for The Chertoff Group. He works with technology firms and investors to develop organic growth and to evaluate and implement investment and growth opportunities across many sectors. In addition, he serves on the board of several security product companies. In these roles, Mr. Pflaging focuses on the intersection of big data, cyber security, and open source software and provides strategic advice encompassing product, positioning and channel development strategy.
Mr. Pflaging has over 25 years of Silicon Valley experience including 15 years as CEO of cyber security and data management companies. Earlier, he spent over 10 years with global telecommunications providers in sales and marketing management.
Previously, Mr. Pflaging was the Director and Managing Principal SINET, a cybersecurity community builder and advisory firm. From 2004 to 2010, Mr. Pflaging was CEO of SenSage, a provider of security management solutions that was acquired by KEYW. Under his leadership, SenSage moved from early revenue to profitability, and a multi-year Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for SIEM & Log Management. From 2002 to 2004, Mr. Pflaging served as CEO of Bonsai Networks, an 802.11 OSS/BSS provider that he led through its acquisition. Prior to leading Bonsai Networks, he was CEO of Intraspect, a provider of collaboration and content management software, which was acquired by Vignette. From 1994 to 1998, Mr. Pflaging was the founder and CEO of Pacific Bell Network Integration (PBNI), the managed security and network services subsidiary of SBC. Before launching PBNI, Mr. Pflaging spent 10 years with Sprint where he ran a $200M+ organization within Sprint’s national accounts division.
Mr. Pflaging holds a B.S. in Commerce with dual concentrations in Finance and Marketing from the University of Virginia.
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