FLAGRANT BEARD FOUNDER DAVE RHODEN
Dave Rhoden comes from a background of producing top-notch products for people who use them and need them. Before launching Flagrant Beard, Rhoden was with 5.11 Tactical for about nine years, starting soon after the company was founded. Rhoden says that during this time, there were not many aspects of the business he was not a part of. He says that his largest contributions were to the bag and backpack portion of the business.
Not just a concept man, Rhoden has spent time with military, law enforcement and public safety users, learning their needs and preferences so he could fully understand exactly what would work best in the field.
After leaving 5.11, Rhoden decided to start his own business. After relocating from California to Tennessee, he established Flagrant Beard, which offers numerous products in several categories—and will be introducing more in the future.