In January of 2004, Risk Control Strategies (RCS), a Delaware Corporation, was formed by co-founders Paul Viollis and Doug Kane with the intent of becoming a boutique threat management, security consulting and investigative firm.
With its original business plan crafted on a mound of bar napkins and working from their respective residences, the co-founders began to identify a potential client base through their extensive personal contacts established over decades of working in their former careers. Business opportunities were identified to pursue and from personal brand reputation and word of mouth advertising, RCS began to develop business from their targeted audience. As a result of their efforts, within the first year of its existence, RCS secured two of the premier contracts available in the industry with Chubb Insurance personal lines and AIG Insurance commercial lines. RCS was proximately identified as the exclusive security advisor for all of Chubb’s affluent clients and also as the sole security consultant for AIG regarding workplace violence matters for its policy holders. Proving its staying power, in 2009, RCS signed what is the longest term contract offered to a vendor in Chubb’s history and in 2010 signed a contract with Chartis (formerly AIG) as their security consultant for their Global Loss Prevention division. It should be noted that these are the only two publically discussed client relationships as they were both announced through press releases.
All other client relationships are bound by RCS introduced non-disclosure agreements and is held in the strictest of confidence. To date, RCS has amassed a client list that includes a substantial percentage of the Fortune 100, every leading private bank and wire house in the world, elite litigation law firms nationwide, affluent advisors from both the financial and legal communities, single and multiple family offices and some of the world’s wealthiest and most renowned families.