Leadership Team

Douglas R. Kane


Mr. Kane became president and founder of Risk Control Strategies (RCS) in 2003. 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 management, and tactical leadership of comprehensive investigations worldwide. He has supervised and successfully resolved numerous high profile investigations. He has been responsible for numerous special events ensuring adequate security procedures were implemented to match the level of threat. He developed and implemented numerous policies and procedures regarding response to a variety of crisis situations and has been 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. He deployed on investigative matters world-wide in furtherance of U. S. interests. 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 national or international response to any acts of terrorism or other crisis situation impacting the United States.

Mr. Kane continues to utilize his extensive investigative expertise by providing services to a variety of law firms, corporations, and private individuals. He has successfully assisted clients with investigations in the areas of business intelligence, threat mitigation, workplace violence, theft, stalking, sabotage, embezzlement and employee wrongdoing. He continues to represent a variety of private clients providing consultation on a variety of personal and confidential matters that would have significant impact on their families and future careers.

He has lectured extensively on current topics impacting personal and corporate security, crisis management, threat mitigation, and workplace violence. Mr. Kane co-authored the book “Silent Safety” Best Practices for Protecting the Affluent. He is also a contributing author for various magazines and trade journals and has previously been guests on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, Dr. Phil and a variety of other local and national networks.

Mr. Kane has a bachelor’s degree from Baldwin Wallace College and a master’s degree from Southern Illinois University. His professional affiliations include membership to the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI, FBI Agents Association and the Hostage Rescue Team Association. He has been a member on three boards and president of two of them. He is a licensed Private Investigator in the State of California and Utah.

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John Troxel

Executive Vice President

John Troxel has worked with Risk Control Strategies (RCS) since 2014 and joined the company full-time in 2023 as Executive Vice President. With more than twenty-five years of investigative experience, Mr. Troxel has been a trusted resource since 1997 to a variety of law firms, corporations and family offices. His career has taken him on assignments around the globe where he has worked a variety of complex investigations for corporations and law firms. He has repeatedly displayed the uncanny ability to uncover information that individuals have gone to great lengths to hide, utilizing extensive forensic analysis to extract pertinent evidence from an assortment of digital media sources. He also has extensive expertise and proficiency in conducting comprehensive investigations, obtaining critical intelligence and identifying key witnesses in support of litigation matters. He continues to represent a variety of private clients providing them consultation on a variety of personal and confidential matters that could potentially impact their families and future careers.

With a focus on cases demanding technological prowess, Mr. Troxel has excelled in serving RCS clients in the areas of computer forensics, electronic discovery, online research, and the creation of meticulously organized project databases. His expertise extends to identifying, collecting, analyzing, and presenting electronic evidence found on a variety of storage devices. Mr. Troxel is skilled in both computer and mobile forensics. Based upon his diverse background and expertise, he is able to provide expert solutions to align with client’s specific needs and objectives.

Mr. Troxel is dedicated to staying at the forefront of his field and has over 500 hours of specialized ongoing computer forensics training. His qualifications extend to the California Superior Court, where he is recognized as an expert witness on computer forensic matters.

Originally trained as a GIS Analyst, John has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Utah, is licensed as a California private investigator since 2000 and qualified as an AccessData Certified Examiner. He is an expert in the use of FTK, Axiom and Cellebrite, and a member of Intellenet, a global investigations/security group.

John is a sought-after speaker who is frequently invited to share his insights on issues surrounding the collection, preservation, and analysis of digital evidence found on computers, cell phones, and cloud storage systems.

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