One of the most insightful analysts on issues of defense economics...
— Senior defense industry equities analyst
I need a Jim.
— DC think tank director
— Deputy Under Secretary at the Pentagon, on recent analyses of future force structure requirements
You and Aboulafia are the only two publicly-quoted defense consultants worth paying attention to.
— Someone who gets quoted a lot more than I do
You’re one of the few guys who brings me real numbers. Most people just try to blow smoke...
— President of a major military trucks and armored vehicles manufacturer
You are an impressive madman whom I am glad to know.
— Vice President and M&A practice leader with an aerospace & defense consultancy
One of the best strategic moves we could have made, short of starting another war.
— General Manager, leading weapons manufacturer, regarding recommendations for using the lessons of the campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq to plan the future of the company’s product lines
Exactly what we needed.
— CEO of a defense buy-out firm, on market insights and financial projections regarding an acquisition target
Your ability to infer from open sources is wonderful.
— Vice President for Corporate Strategy, leading armored vehicles manufacturer, on recent studies of fatality patterns in military vehicles in Afghanistan and Iraq
We should have done [this] a year ago, but I could never find someone like you with the right perspective.
— Vice President for Business Development at a fast-growing manufacturing firm, on recommendations for managing the company’s problematic alliance with a Fortune 500 defense contractor