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April 9, 2015

Orchid Advisors and NSSF Announce Platinum Sponsor Epicor and ATF Program Sessions at 2015 Firearms Compliance Conference

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April 7, 2015

Orchid Advisors and NSSF Announce Platinum Sponsor Epicor and ATF Program Sessions at 2015 Firearms Compliance Conference

HARTFORD, Conn.—Orchid Advisors, the only management consultancy dedicated to the firearms industry, and NSSF, the trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry announces keynote speakers and platinum sponsor for its 2015 Firearms Compliance Conference to be held on May 11-13, 2015 in Orlando, Florida.

More than 30 speakers will hail from major organizations such as Remington Outdoor Company, Smith & Wesson, Sports Authority, Dunham’s Sports, NSSF, Orchid Advisors, and SAMMI. The panel will also include over ten leaders from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), including, but not limited to: Marvin Richardson, John Badowski, Andy Graham, Alphonso Hughes, Max Kingery, Curtis Gilbert, Mike Fronczak, and Earl Griffith amongst others.

Keynote speakers will include Jon Rydberg, Chief Executive Officer of Orchid Advisors; Larry Keane, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the National Shooting Sports Foundation; Marvin Richardson, Deputy Assistant Director of the ATF; and Mark Hatch, CEO of mBlast.

“We are very pleased to announce our top conference sponsors,” says Jon Rydberg, CEO of Orchid. The investment in this conference is a testament to their focus on firearms industry compliance and business performance.”

Platinum Sponsor – Epicor
Epicor is a global leader delivering business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail and services industries. With 40 years of experience Epicor has more than 20,000 customers in over 150 countries. Read more about Epicor as “A Visionary” in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant study.

Silver Sponsor – Smith & Wesson
Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (SWHC) is a U.S.-based leader in firearm manufacturing and design, delivering a broad portfolio of quality firearms, related products, and training to the global military, law enforcement, and consumer markets.

Conference Program
The program is designed to answer the following audience question: “How Do I Optimize Firearm Industry Compliance?” Session tracks will include the following:

  1. Conference Track 1 – Manufacturing and Import / Export Operations
  2. Conference Track 2 – Distributors and Dealers
  3. Conference Track 3 – Enabling Technology and Regulations
  4. Conference Track 4 – ATF Led: Annual Update; Front Line and Straw Purchases; Breakout Sessions on Rulings and Regulations; FFL-NFA-Import Licensing, Inspections and Traces, and Firearms Technical Branch matters.

More information about the conference can be found at:


About Orchid Advisors
Orchid Advisors is a strategic management consultancy focused on transforming operations, technology and compliance in selected industries. Our initial entry market is the Firearms Industry where Orchid serves more major manufacturers than any other consulting firm. Orchid clients hire the firm to achieve their strategic performance and compliance goals, enabled by operations, technology and culture. Orchid Advisors bring the depth and breadth of Big Four consulting with the innovation, thought leadership, and economies of a boutique analyst firm. For more information, visit NSSF has endorsed Orchid Advisors as a compliance information provider.

About NSSF
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 11,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, visit

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