(New York, 20 March 2018) – K2 Intelligence, an industry-leading investigative, compliance, and cyber defense services firm founded by Jules B. Kroll and Jeremy M. Kroll, announced today that Christopher Ryan has joined the firm as managing director based in New York. Mr. Ryan will join the firm’s Strategic Risk and Security practice and will also work with the Private Client Services team, both of which are led by Executive Managing Director Jordan Arnold.
Mr. Ryan joins K2 Intelligence from the New York County District Attorney’s Office where, as Chief of Violent Criminal Enterprises, he supervised a specialized unit of experienced prosecutors, investigative analysts, and investigators responsible for the dismantling of sophisticated criminal enterprises throughout New York City.
“As a prosecutor, Chris conducted and supervised a wide range of investigations. His perspective on proactively mitigating risk and responding to threats will be invaluable to us as we grow our Strategic Risk and Security service offerings,” said Robert Brenner, chief operating officer for K2 Intelligence.
“Whether it was pioneering the use digital and social media evidence to take apart violent street gangs, gun traffickers, and credit card fraud rings, or seizing forfeited assets from corrupt landlords and business operators, Chris developed groundbreaking approaches to fighting crime, disgorging its profits, and keeping people safe. He has the expertise—and the judgment—to deliver the high-level strategic insight our clients need as they confront the ever-evolving risk and security landscape. We are delighted to welcome him to the team,” said Jordan Arnold, executive managing director.
Mr. Ryan has served as an Assistant District Attorney at the New York County District Attorney’s Office since September 1998. During that time he tried more than 40 criminal cases to verdict and conducted hundreds of grand jury investigations.
In 2015, Mr. Ryan was awarded the Robert M. Morgenthau Award by the District Attorneys Association of the State of New York, a statewide award given to outstanding prosecutors who exemplify Morgenthau’s “ideals of protecting the public and administering the laws fairly and without fear or favor.” Over the last two years and at the direction of the Manhattan District Attorney, Mr. Ryan served as an outside consultant to the Cook County State’s Attorney, lending his skill and insight to help the City of Chicago with its grave crime problem. He is a member of the Government Ethics Committee of the New York City Bar Association.
Mr. Ryan received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. He attended the University of California, San Diego and Union College, where he received his B.A. in political science.
The K2 Intelligence Strategic Risk and Security team delivers expert assistance in identifying security soft spots, from corporate facilities to company networks, delivering personnel, assets, and high-level strategic insight and risk advisory services tailored to the needs of boards of directors and the C-suite. Our practitioners, including leading risk assessment and threat management experts from the executive ranks of the NYPD Counterterrorism Bureau and the U.S. Secret Service Presidential Protective Division, have decades of experience setting strategy to combat the threats faced by governments and enterprises at home and abroad.
The K2 Intelligence Private Client Services practice is called upon to assist high-profile and high-net-worth individuals and their families, family offices, and advisors with managing risk across the threat spectrum, navigating critical situations including physical, cyber, and travel security matters. In addition to responsive assignments, the team works proactively with clients to identify vulnerabilities and raise defenses in order to avoid incidents in the first place.