Jason Schauble just recently took the reigns of fledgling TrackingPoint, the media darlings who started shipping their “almost like cheating” super high-tech rifle only a couple months back. And now he’s been given the boot. Sources close to the company inform TTAG that Jason has been fired. The announcement was just made at an all hands company meeting. We have confirmed this through an independent second source as well. There’s no word as of yet as to the reason for the shake-up since from the outside, with its Remington relationship, the company appeared to be doing extremely well . . .
Jason Schauble came to TrackingPoint after working for Remington, and that background has helped them expand their line into the Remington 20/20 rifles and scopes that are comming out sometime next year. Jason has been an excellent spokesman for the company, providing the public face for TrackingPoint while the media frenzy about computerized firearms boiled over.
We recently reported that Remington managers may be buying the Freedom Group from Cerberus Capital and this news might dovetail nicely with that move. Given Schauble’s past history with the company and his newly raised public profile, could he be headed for a cushy Remington board gig. Stay tuned for more inside baseball.