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RANE is an information and advisory services company that connects business leaders to critical risk insights and expertise.

Our Story

The business of risk management is broad and increasingly complex. Today’s global exposures have dramatically increased in intensity and scale, posing serious challenges for even the most sophisticated risk management programs.

In addition, the risk management services industry is highly fragmented, which compounds the difficulty of finding critical resources at the right time and limiting communication around emerging threats.

In his 20 years leading the Business Intelligence Group at Goldman Sachs, RANE founder David Lawrence experienced firsthand how the risk management market was marked by dysfunction in three key areas:

A Lack Of Access To Expertise When Needed
Risk professionals often lack access to top expertise, making it difficult to find and engage the right expert in a timely and cost-effective manner. They are forced to rely on ad hoc personal networks that are incomplete or potentially unreliable. With limited access to relevant resources, many find it nearly impossible to stay ahead of the evolving risk landscape. Risk management experts and service providers also lack the means and time to efficiently promote themselves to those in need or find peers with whom they might collaborate.
A Lack Of Consistent Collaboration And Information Sharing
The risk market operates without a comprehensive, trusted, independent source that can provide access to the information needed for informed decision-making. Information flows are choppy at best, and risk professionals often operate without a systematic way to source and share information, making it difficult to acquire the right intelligence needed to help solve problems. Even large businesses lack in-house expertise and often have to spend significant time and energy on finding answers to their most pressing risk questions or on synthesizing information from across internal silos.
A Lack Of An Efficient Way To Monitor The Market
Risk management resources are fragmented across subject matter, industries, and geographies. Today’s 24-hour news cycle creates information overload, makes staying on top of emerging risks time-consuming, and forces reactive approaches to decision making. What’s lacking is an intelligence service geared specifically for the risk professional that connects the dots more effectively and allows for more proactive risk mitigation and preparation.

Both the providers of risk services and the enterprises in need of those services agree that a better model is needed – one that leads to a more effective and efficient approach to risk management.

RANE was established to help enterprises manage risk more effectively with improved access, insights, and collaboration. In an increasingly interconnected world, our shared risks require shared solutions. We invite you to join this community.

The model for RANE is based upon a simple premise. In managing our intensifying risks, the organized sum of our expertise and resources is of greater sustainable value than the totality of our individual approaches.

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THE RANE LEADERSHIP TEAM

Our collaborative and diverse approach to risk management is reflected in our founders, management, advisors and investors.

They came together following years of service in such fields as government, law enforcement, business, technology, law, media and communications, academia, health, medicine, science and humanitarian services.

FOUNDERS

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Founder, Chief Collaborative Officer

David Lawrence is the Founder and Chief Collaborative Officer of RANE. He previously served for approximately 20 years as Associate General Counsel and Managing Director at Goldman Sachs. During his tenure, David formed and was the global head of the Business Intelligence Group. His role covered a wide range of legal, regulatory, diligence and transactional responsibilities for the firm, as well as advising Goldman’s clients directly. David served on a number of the firm’s global risk-management and investment committees, including its Commitments and Capital Committees. During his tenure, David worked with his industry counterparts to lead in the development of Wall Street’s first design and implementation of controls and technology to safeguard against money-laundering, illicit finance, terrorism financing, foreign corrupt practices and violations of economic sanctions. In 2013, David received the FBI Director’s Award for his efforts in combating international terrorism.

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Over the years, David and Goldman Sachs were jointly awarded over 20 risk management patents. While at Goldman Sachs, he helped create and lead the firm’s formation of Regulatory Data Corp (RDC), in which 20 of the leading global banks invested. RDC (www.rdc.com) provides data, technology and risk management solutions to the private sector in wide ranging areas including: anti-money laundering, fraud, corruption and illicit finance, as well as other enterprise risk-relevant fields. Until 2014, David served as a member of the company’s board. RDC was acquired by Vista Equity Partners in 2016. Prior to working at Goldman Sachs, David served for 10 years as an Assistant US Attorney, in the Southern District of New York. During this tenure, he served as the Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division, Chief of the Public Corruption and General Crimes Units, and as the office’s first Chief Ethics Officer. David serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for the John Jay College of Criminal Justice Foundation (City University of New York). David received a B.A. from Brandeis University in Urban Studies, Magna Cum Laude with Highest Honors. He attended the University of Texas School of Law and received his J.D. from New York University School of Law.

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Founder and Board Member
Jeff is a co-founder and board member of RANE. Jeff co-founded and co-headed Bain Capital Ventures, where he served as Managing Director from 2000 to 2013. As a growth and venture investor, Jeff’s career has focused on information-based, technology and business services companies. Jeff’s specific areas of focus include compliance, risk relevant data, financial technology, and business process outsourcers. Examples of recent investments in this space include RDC (http://www.rdc.com), Appriss (www.appriss.com), LogicSource (www.logicsource.com) and Dynamics (www.dynamicsinc.com). Past investments also include Taleo (sold to Oracle), ProfitLogic (sold to Oracle), Edgar On-line (sold to RR Donnelly), MQube (sold to Verisign) and Thor Technologies (sold to Oracle).

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Currently, Jeff is the Managing Partner of Cohasset Capital, a private investment firm focused on risk, security and regulated industries. Jeff has also worked at Wellington Management Company, where he was a public equities portfolio manager and has served in the Equity Capital Markets Group of Merrill Lynch.

 

 

Jeff received a B.A. in Economics from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

EXECUTIVE TEAM

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Chief Executive Officer
Steve Roycroft is the Chief Executive Officer of RANE. He is an accomplished business leader with over 20 years of operating experience that ranges from launching start-ups to running multi-billion dollar global enterprises. These include building and commercializing businesses in the Financial Services, GRC, Technology, Healthcare, and Media industries.

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Earlier in his career, Steve led the sales and commercial efforts for CCBN (Corporate Communications Broadcast Network), a pioneering network-based financial information and technology company. After seven years of rapid growth, CCBN was successfully sold to Thomson Reuters and became part of its Corporate Services division. Over the next eight years, Steve led this division serving as the Global Managing Director. During that period, the business substantially scaled to serve more than 7,000 companies globally with information and workflow solutions for finance, compliance, research and communication professionals. Steve then went on to lead the day-to-day operations of inVentiv Health Commercial, a diversified information, technology, and services company serving the global life sciences and healthcare sectors. With over 13,000 employees inVentiv is a market leader in providing drug development support services and all aspects of commercializing brands for the pharmaceutical industry.

He currently serves as a senior advisor and board member at FRT-Financial Recovery Technologies and Smarsh Inc. Steve is a graduate from Stonehill College with a B.S. in Business Administration.

linkedinBill Detwiler

Chief Financial Officer
Prior to joining RANE as Chief Financial Officer in 2014, Bill Detwiler spent more than 20 years as an investment banker covering clients in the Media and Technology industries, with particular expertise in Information Services, Publishing and Digital Content. Bill has extensive experience addressing strategic, economic and financial market issues at the CEO/board level and has executed more than 75 transactions including a broad spectrum of public and private equity and debt financings and M&A advisory assignments.

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For the three years prior to joining RANE, Bill was a Managing Director at RBC Capital Markets in New York, where he founded and led the firm’s leading investment banking practice focused on Information Services. From 2006 through 2010, Bill was a Managing Director at RBS Securities, most recently as Co-Head of the Telecom, Media & Technology practice within RBS’s M&A and Corporate Finance Advisory Group. At RBS, Bill was responsible for originating and structuring transactions for corporate and private equity clients.

Prior to joining RBS, Bill worked at both Deutsche Bank and JPMorgan where he led the investment banking practice focused on Publishing, Information & Marketing Services. He also worked as Associate Director at Bear Stearns in the firm’s Media & Entertainment Group.

Bill received a B.A. in Economics from Trinity College in Hartford CT and an M.B.A. from The University of Michigan. He served for five years as a member of the Alumni Board of Governors for the University of Michigan Business School.

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Chief Marketing Officer
Greg Radner is RANE’s Chief Marketing Officer. Greg is an experienced marketing and business executive with a focus on brand building, business growth, and customer-driven innovation. Before joining RANE, Greg was Vice President, Marketing for National Financial, a Fidelity Investments company and a leading provider of clearing and custody solutions. Greg was responsible for National Financial’s thought leadership, public relations, and advertising programs.

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Prior to Fidelity, Greg was Global Head of PR Services at Thomson Reuters, where he managed their solutions for public relations professionals to streamline and simplify their workflow, increase the effectiveness of their media outreach, and help them analyze perceptions among their key stakeholders. While at Thomson Reuters, Greg conceived, designed and launched BoardLink, a web-based board and C-suite communications tool now used by many Fortune 500 companies. Greg has also held senior marketing and product management roles at CCBN (acquired by Thomson Reuters) and at FleetBoston Financial (acquired by Bank of America). He is a graduate of Harvard University and received his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Executive Director, Content and Editorial
Daniel came to RANE with more than two decades of experience in print and digital journalism. Most recently, he spent four years as the executive editor of Time.com. In that role, he managed daily news coverage and editorial operations, as well as helping oversee longer-term projects, strategy, planning, production, products, staffing, and budgets. Over his total of eight years in senior management at Time.com, Daniel was instrumental in growing the site into a leading online news destination, going from 2 million to more than 20 million monthly unique visitors (as measured by ComScore). He managed key content partnerships with CNN and Yahoo, helped build TIME into one of the top news brands on Twitter and Facebook, and shared oversight of the development of new apps and site redesigns.

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During his tenure, TIME won an Emmy award for its special tenth-anniversary microsite, “Beyond 9/11: Portraits of Resilience”, a National Magazine Award for Magazine of the Year honoring both print and digital excellence, and a prestigious “genius” ranking by the L2 Digital IQ Index, the think tank’s highest designation among 87 magazines. Before moving to the digital side, Daniel spent several years at TIME Magazine as a business and politics reporter and writer. Prior to joining TIME, he worked as a researcher at Vanity Fair and as a staff reporter at The Aspen Times.

Daniel holds an M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University, where he spent a year as a Knight-Bagehot fellow in economics and business journalism, and a B.A. in Political Science from Brown University.

linkedinKristine Eissing

Executive Director, Product Management
As the head of the RANE’s product management team, Kristine drives market analysis, product strategy and execution through a focused customer-driven design process. Prior to joining RANE, Kristine was a Vice President at NASDAQ with global business line responsibility for the website solutions business, overseeing product development, business development, commercial strategy and asset integration.

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Before joining NASDAQ, Kristine was Global Head of Investor Relations Product Strategy at Thomson Reuters (acquired by NASDAQ).  She led the team responsible for defining and delivering an integrated product strategy across a range of digital and advisory-based products for the largest division within the Corporate Services group.

Kristine has also held senior consulting and product management roles at CCBN, Razorfish and Accenture.   She is a graduate of the University of Florida.

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Executive Director, Medical and Mental Health

Dr. Michael Lesser is a recognized leader in the public and hospital-based healthcare and crisis management space. He possesses wide-ranging experience as the director of major city-wide healthcare enterprises, hospitals and in the oversight of educational programs for medical professionals. In his recent positions as a Medical Director for New York City and State, he was instrumental in developing and implementing nationally recognized emergency and crisis response programs – including the training of law enforcement and first-responder agencies.

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Michael has been at the forefront of public policy and educational efforts to effectively address mental health and substance abuse. Michael has also been active in designing effective mental health responses in the wake of terrorism attacks. As a practitioner and thought leader, he has a highly established track record of professional collaboration and problem solving throughout the state, federal and private sectors.

Michael received a B.S. from Brooklyn College and an M.D. from The Chicago Medical School. He did a residency in psychiatry at the Long Island Jewish – Hillside Medical Center and fellowship in psychopharmacology at the Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York. Among other positions, he served as Medical Director of the New York City Department of Mental Health Mental Retardation and Alcoholism Services as well as New York City Medical Director of the New York State Office of Mental Health.

linkedinRhea Siers

Senior Advisor, Cyber & Information

Rhea Siers recently retired as a member of the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service after over thirty years at the National Security Agency (NSA). Rhea served in a variety of operational, legal, and policy positions dealing with some of the most critical issues facing the US Intelligence Community including cyber operations, information sharing, sharing, counterterrorism and counterintelligence.  She served as NSA’s senior representative to the FBI, as well as NSA’s Deputy Associate Director for Policy, led operational and intelligence production as a senior manager, and served in the NSA Office of General Counsel.

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Rhea is a member of the adjunct faculty of George Washington University where she teaches courses on Counterterrorism Policy, Middle East Intelligence, Intelligence Oversight, Intelligence Operations and Transnational Security issues.  She has also taught at American University and the University of Maryland.

 

Rhea received her B.A. in Political Science from Barnard College, Columbia University, New York, an MSc in International Relations and Middle East Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science, a J.D. from the Washington College of Law, American University, and an MIPP in Transnational Security Issues from the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University.

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Executive Director, Governance, Risk, & Compliance and General Counsel

Prior to joining RANE, Serina was the Executive Director, Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement at NYU Law. A seasoned former federal prosecutor and litigator, Vash brings with her two decades of practical experience and a passion for tackling the issue of deterring crime. Before joining NYU, Vash served for twelve years in the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey. While at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Vash supervised and prosecuted a wide range of federal crimes, including cases involving securities fraud, money laundering, structuring, organized crime and racketeering, cybercrime, national security, and other financial frauds. In 2010, Vash was named the first-ever Chief of the Office’s General Crimes Unit. Vash also served as Acting Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division, Senior Litigation Counsel in both the Organized Crime/Gang Unit and the National Security Unit, and a member of the Office’s Trial Mentorship Program.

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Prior to becoming an Assistant United States Attorney in 2002, Vash was a litigation associate at Cahill Gordon & Reindel in New York from 1995 to 1999. From 1999 to 2001, Vash served as the first law clerk to the Honorable Faith S. Hochberg of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Vash graduated in 1992 from Duke University and graduated cum laude in 1995 from St. John’s University School of Law, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Vash has lectured throughout the country on criminal investigations, criminal prosecution and crime prevention. She is a member of the Bars of the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, the District of New Jersey, Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York and the United States Supreme Court.

linkedinJonathan Wackrow

Executive Director

Jonathan is a top performing security professional with 16 + years of high level management and operational planning experience with exceptional knowledge in risk assessments and security operations. He has spent the majority of his career in the United States Secret Service, serving as criminal investigator in New York City and serving on the Presidential Protection Division. As President of i4 Strategies, Jonathan advised leading corporations on critical infrastructure protection, physical security, executive protection and crisis management procedures. His philosophy towards corporate security is simple; security should be a workforce multiplier to enhance other divisions, helping to achieve the fiscal goals of the company. Jonathan is CNN Law Enforcement Analyst and is a regular commentator on security and risk management on other major news outlets.

linkedinDeNeige Watson

Executive Director, RiskDesk
Prior to joining RANE, Denny spent 27 years as an analyst with the Central Intelligence Agency. In addition to creating and leading several large, innovative analytic programs at CIA, Denny served as the President’s Daily Briefer to Vice President Gore and Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld, and also served on the Senate Armed Services Committee staff for Senator Nunn. In recent years, Denny has developed big data analytics solutions that address emerging risks in the public and private sectors.

ADVISORS

* Denotes prior experience

Scott Atran

Professor of Psychology, Anthropology, Foreign Affairs, University of Michigan
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Oxford University

Mary Brabeck

Professor of Applied Psychology
Dean Emerita, NYU

Ron Brenner, M.D.

Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
SUNY Downstate Medical Center

James Campbell

Founding Partner
Argus International

James Cawley

*Vice President
NBA

Frank Cilluffo

Director
Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, The George Washington University

Robert Dannenberg

*Chief Security Officer
Goldman Sachs

Robert G. Darling, MD

*White House Physician

Ed Davis

*Commissioner
Boston Police Dep’t.

Carol DiBattiste

Chief, Legal & Privacy
EDMC

Joseph Galasso

Senior Vice President, Director of Security and Life Safety
SL Green

Mark Gold, M.D.

Chairman
RiverMend Health

Sheldon Goldfarb

Co. General Counsel’s Office
Business Intelligence Group

Rhett Hernandez, LTG, US Army (Retired)

West Point Cyber Chair
Army Cyber Institute

Craig Katz, M.D.

Director, Global Mental Health
Mt. Sinai Medical Center

Harold S. Koplewicz, M.D.

President
Child Mind Institute

Sander Koyfman, M.D.

Medical Director, Behavioral Health
Emblem Health

William L. Lang, MD, MHA

Medical Director, International Medicine
Inova Health System

Stephen Lassonde, Ph.D.

Dean of Student Life
Harvard College

Jack Lawn

Director
GlobeSecNine

Frederick M. Lawrence

Senior Research Scholar, Yale Law School
Professor of Politics and former President, Brandeis University

Michel Leonard

Chief Economist & Senior Vice President
Alliant Insurance

Jeffrey Lieberman, M.D.

Chairman, Psychiatry
Columbia University Medical Center

David Lowenthal, M.D., J.D.

Clinical Director
New York State Psychiatric Institute

Jonathan Liss, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist
Columbia University

Michael Makovsky

Chief Executive Officer
JINSA

Glenn Martin, M.D.

Associate Dean of Research
Mount. Sinai School of Medicine

Tim Murphy

*FBI Deputy Director
President, Thomson Reuters Special Services

David O’Connor

Chief Security Officer
Bain Capital

Farah Pandith

*Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Special Representative to Muslim Communities, U.S. State Department

Chris Reynolds

General Counsel & Chief Legal Officer
Toyota North America

Kevin Romano

Senior Director of Digital Media
Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc

Phil Rosenberg

Senior Advisor & Subject Matter Expert in Illicit Finance
RANE

Carl Schramm

Professor
Syracuse University

Robert Silbering

*Senior Vice President of Investigations and President
Forensic Investigative Associates

Rich Staropoli

Chief Security Officer
Fortress Investment Group

Mark Sullivan

CEO
Global Security. & Intel Strategies

Frances Townsend

*Homeland Security Advisor, President George W. Bush
Executive Vice President , MacAndrews & Forbes

Federico Virella

Federico Virella
*Exec. Assistant U.S. Attorney
Southern District of New York

Brian Ward

Senior Vice President
Fidelity Investments Risk Advisory Services Group

Juan Zarate

*Deputy National Security Advisor for combating Terrorism, President George W.Bush
Senior National Security Analyst, NBC News and MSNBC
Co-Founder, Financial Integrity Network