Former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge’s cyber advisory firm, Ridge Global, has announced plans to form a strategic and leadership partnership with Risk Cooperative to offer a new blend of advisory, education, technology and risk-transfer solutions.
The firms will be led by Tom Ridge, who will serve as Chairman, and global risk entrepreneur, Dante Disparte, who will serve as the CEO.
The strategic and operational leadership partnership will focus on offering solutions counseling for enterprise solutions to emerging risks.
Governor Ridge commented; “With deep expertise and solutions addressing cyber risk, political risk, physical security and emerging threats, along with a wide range of accessible services and solutions that drive down the total cost of risk, this combined leadership team brings a unique entrepreneurial vision on risk, readiness and resilience.”
“This partnership fills a critical need in the market to bring imagination, decision support and accessible solutions addressing a wide range of risks, from the mundane to the complex. This is particularly true for small to mid-sized enterprises who find themselves at a loss for trusted providers of risk, readiness and resilience solutions. With Risk Cooperative by our side and under Dante’s strategic leadership, we complete the last piece of this puzzle.”
Additional changes to the leadership structure include national security, risk consulting, and governance expert, Chris Furlow, who will serve as the Chief Risk Officer on the combined leadership team to spearhead the development of consulting, education and risk governance practice areas.
And Steve Kohler, who will act as Chief Innovation Officer, leveraging his extensive leadership experience in the investment, advisory and special initiatives domain.