We are an optimization company.

As a company, we challenge convention when need be and demand things work better. Like you, we don’t compromise on performance. And when we identify a need in the market that should be addressed, that is when we get to work.

We’re not bound by the notion that we have to re-invent the wheel either. Sometimes it’s just about enhancing things that already exist. Other times, we have to challenge traditional dogma a bit more, but always with the belief that we can make your equipment better.

We also do that by maintaining the strictest quality control standards, effectively managing production times, maintaining proper control over inventory and turning around your orders with the speed you demand. All while being the most accessible company in the business. You won’t find faster responses to your inquiries/questions. Our commitment to making you better drives it all. And we don’t compromise on that.


The team behind the company.

Sean McCauley

President, CEO

Sean graduated from Creighton University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science degree. A life-long entrepreneur, Sean formed Cloud Defensive several years ago because firearms and training are his biggest passion. That experience helps him drive the direction of the company. Having lost a cousin in Iraq (SPC Ryan M McCauley, KIA Sadr City, 2004), Sean is perpetually determined to honor that man’s life and do all in his power to provide professional and responsibly-armed citizens the tools they need to get out of harms way.

Eric Small

Vice President, Operations Manager

Eric has been exclusively engaged in industrial design and product development for the last 15 years. He’s new to the industry but has been with Cloud Defensive since the inception of the Light Control System. Eric is a shooter with a passion for precision rifles as well, and loves working on the design side of the house to move us all forward and is the lead engineer as well. 

Matt Tenbarge

Director of Product Development

Matt has been with Cloud Defensive since its inception. With a professional background of firearms training and security contracting, he brings a critical element and skill set to Cloud Defensive. While we all have extensive input in all the projects, this is the guy who brings them to life in such a way that the end-user is always considered. Matt is the guy who makes it happen.

We will not waver. Ever.

Our thoughts on gun control: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”


That’s the gun law the founding fathers wrote. End of story. We don’t compromise on our rights either.