RANE is an information and advisory services company that connects business leaders to critical risk insights and expertise.
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
A Lack Of Consistent Collaboration And Information Sharing
A Lack Of An Efficient Way To Monitor The Market
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.DOWNLOAD FACT SHEET
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.
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.
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).
Jeff received a B.A. in Economics from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
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.
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.
Executive Director, Expert Engagement
Matt is responsible for the development and management of the company’s proprietary expert risk network, including overseeing new expert recruitment, onboarding, engagement, and relationship management.
Prior to Joining RANE, Matt was the Chief Operating Officer of a RANE expert network firm that offered comprehensive security and duty of care services to corporate and individual clients on a global basis. He was responsible for oversight of firm-wide operations and client service delivery in over 75 countries, and also served as the President of the firm’s global medical evacuation division.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kristine has also held senior consulting and product management roles at CCBN, Razorfish and Accenture. She is a graduate of the University of Florida.
Executive Director, Medical + Psychological
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Executive Director, Safety + Security
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.
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.
* Denotes prior experience
Professor of Psychology, Anthropology, Foreign Affairs, University of Michigan
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Oxford University
Professor of Applied Psychology
Dean Emerita, NYU
Ron Brenner, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, The George Washington University
*Chief Security Officer
Robert G. Darling, MD
*White House Physician
Boston Police Dep’t.
Chief, Legal & Privacy
Senior Vice President, Director of Security and Life Safety
Mark Gold, M.D.
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.
Child Mind Institute
Sander Koyfman, M.D.
Medical Director, Behavioral Health
William L. Lang, MD, MHA
Medical Director, International Medicine
Inova Health System
Stephen Lassonde, Ph.D.
Dean of Student Life
Frederick M. Lawrence
Senior Research Scholar, Yale Law School
Professor of Politics and former President, Brandeis University
Chief Economist & Senior Vice President
Jeffrey Lieberman, M.D.
Columbia University Medical Center
David Lowenthal, M.D., J.D.
New York State Psychiatric Institute
Jonathan Liss, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Glenn Martin, M.D.
Associate Dean of Research
Mount. Sinai School of Medicine
*FBI Deputy Director
President, Thomson Reuters Special Services
Chief Security Officer
*Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Special Representative to Muslim Communities, U.S. State Department
General Counsel & Chief Legal Officer
Toyota North America
Senior Director of Digital Media
Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc
Senior Advisor & Subject Matter Expert in Illicit Finance
*Senior Vice President of Investigations and President
Forensic Investigative Associates
Chief Security Officer
Fortress Investment Group
Global Security. & Intel Strategies
*Homeland Security Advisor, President George W. Bush
Executive Vice President , MacAndrews & Forbes
*Exec. Assistant U.S. Attorney
Southern District of New York
Senior Vice President
Fidelity Investments Risk Advisory Services Group
*Deputy National Security Advisor for combating Terrorism, President George W.Bush
Senior National Security Analyst, NBC News and MSNBC
Co-Founder, Financial Integrity Network