Brian W. Lynch, a former FBI and Vanguard executive with leadership experience in security, risk, law enforcement, and anti-terrorism, will become the new Executive Director of Safety and Security at RANE (Risk Assessment Network + Exchange). 

Lynch brings nearly four decades of senior management and executive level experience in the fields of law enforcement, safety, and security to an already extensive team of industry professionals at RANE. Previously, Lynch served as Head of Global Security at Vanguard, where he designed and executed the firm's enterprise-wide Eight Phase Global Security Program as well as a 24x7 global operational model responsible for the identification, analysis, response, and resolution of security incidents. During his tenure in the FBI, Lynch led the Bureau’s efforts in tracking and seizing terrorist funds, resulting in the disruption of terror attacks, and led law enforcement and intelligence efforts at the FBI’s Terrorist Screening Center as Deputy Director of Operations.

Lynch’s appointment further emphasizes RANE’s commitment to improving situational awareness of emerging threats, providing more efficient access to risk information and expertise, and driving better risk management outcomes across a range of global safety and security programs.

“Identifying and mitigating exposures to people, places, and critical assets is a mission-critical role for ensuring business continuity and operational resilience, and Chief Security Officers face risks that are complex and more challenging than ever before,” said Steve Roycroft, CEO of RANE. “Brian is a terrific addition to our executive team, and brings a fantastic pedigree and wealth of knowledge to help clients meet these challenges.”

Lynch will lead RANE’s efforts in servicing security and safety professionals and expanding RANE’s outsourced solutions for small and mid-sized companies. Matt Boccia, a former federal law enforcement leader and duty-of-care industry executive, will continue as a Senior Advisor to RANE in support of Brian’s efforts in further building this fast growing segment of RANE’s business. In addition Fred Burton, one of the world's foremost authorities on global security and terrorism, remains an Advisor to RANE.

“Corporate security teams are charged with understanding and protecting against a wide array of threats. In my new role, I will lead RANE’s efforts to help them meet these challenges with access to the latest information, most effective tools, and the right expertise for their particular situation,” said Lynch. “I am especially looking forward to working together with my RANE colleagues to help our clients assess and reduce their global risk exposure across critical security areas and to enable them to more effectively excel at their respective corporate missions.”