DOUGLAS R. KANE
Mr. Kane is president and founding partner of Risk Control Strategies (RCS) a national security and investigation firm specializing in security solutions, crisis response, and complex investigative matters. Prior to beginning his private consulting career, Mr. Kane was a 27-year veteran of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) where he developed an expertise in criminal investigations, strategic planning, crisis resolution, and tactical leadership of comprehensive security operations worldwide. He has supervised and successfully resolved numerous investigations to include kidnappings, extortions and hostage situations. He has been responsible for myriad special events ensuring adequate security procedures were implemented based upon the level of threat. He has developed and implemented numerous policies and procedures regarding response to a variety of crisis situations and been assigned as the FBI on-scene tactical commander for a variety of operations both domestically and internationally.
Mr. Kane was selected to the FBI Hostage Rescue Team, the only full time civilian counterterrorism team in the world, and became a team leader of this elite FBI group. Prior to his retirement, he served as the agent-in-charge of the crisis management program and the FBI rapid deployment team based in Los Angeles from 1994 until 2001. The team was poised for 24 hour response to any terrorist incident or other crisis situation world-wide.
Mr. Kane continues to utilize his extensive investigative, security and crisis mitigation experience by providing services to a variety of government agencies, law firms, corporations, and private individuals. He has successfully assisted clients with investigations in the areas of threat mitigation, workplace violence, stalking, extortion, kidnapping, sabotage, embezzlement and employee theft. He also represents various high-profile individuals ensuring appropriate security measures have been deployed to protect them and their families.
He has lectured extensively on the topics of security, crisis management preparedness, workplace violence, hostage recovery, executive protection, and kidnap avoidance. Mr. Kane recently co-authored the book Silent Safety Best Practices for Protecting the Affluent with his business partner Paul Viollis. He is also a contributing author for various magazines and trade journals and has been a guest on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC and a variety of other local and national networks.
Mr. Kane has a bachelors degree from Baldwin Wallace College and a masters degree from Southern Illinois University. His professional affiliations include membership to the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI, FBI Agents Association and National Association of Chiefs of Police. He is also a licensed Private Investigator in the State of California.