Jim Pflaging

Jim Pflaging
Managing Director
The Chertoff Group

Mr. Pflaging, based in San Francisco, is the co-head of the global advisory services business 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 as 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.

Mr. Pflaging has over 25 years of Silicon Valley experience including 15 years as CEO of cyber security and data management companies where he grew companies from pre-revenue to over $100 million. Earlier, he spent over 10 years with global telecommunications providers in sales and marketing management.

Previously, Mr. Pflaging was the Director and Managing Principal of the SINET Group, a cyber security community builder and advisor. From 2004 to 2010, Mr. Pflaging was CEO of SenSage, a provider of security management solutions that was acquired by KEYW. From 2002-2004, he was CEO of Bonsai Networks, an 802.11 OSS/BSS provider that he led through its acquisition. Prior, from 1998-2002, he was CEO of Intraspect, a provider of collaboration and content management software, which was acquired by Vignette. From 1994-1998, Mr. Pflaging served as the CEO of Pacific Bell Network Integration (PBNI), the managed security and network services subsidiary of SBC, which he founded and grew to over $100M. 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.