Jim Pflaging

Principal and Business Strategy Practice Leader

Areas of Focus:

Technology strategy with a focus on cybersecurity, data analytics, identity, industrial security, and mobility

Developing competitive advantage with a focus on positioning, alliances, and channel development

Identifying and executing high impact acquisitions, mergers, and private equity investment


At the Chertoff Group, Jim Pflaging is the global lead for both the technology sector and business strategy practice. He and his team work closely with leading technology companies, private equity investors, and system integrators to identify, provide diligence, acquire, and build exciting companies. He has a proven track record of translating cybersecurity and related technology, policy, and market dynamics into competitive advantage. Through dozens of successful client engagements, Mr. Pflaging has become a trusted advisor on technology and security to many in the US Government and private industry. Based in Menlo Park, California, Mr. Pflaging has more than 25 years of Silicon Valley experience including 15 years as chief executive officer of cyber security and data management companies. He serves on the board of several security companies and is a frequent speaker on technology and security issues.