Ryan Marvel


  • Americas
  • Security Risk Management
Washington +1 202 449 3330 Email

Ryan Marvel is a Partner at Control Risks and head of our Washington DC office. He plays a crucial role in the oversight and management of Control Risks' Embedded Consulting Services practice. With a wealth of experience in the security industry, Ryan spearheads the delivery of best-in-class embedded solutions for our clients. His responsibilities extend to the orchestration of large-scale, long-term managed service engagements across sectors, showcasing his adept leadership. Ryan leads the deployment of subject matter experts and ensures the seamless integration of individual experts and teams into our clients' businesses.  Ryan’s commitment to excellence continues to position Control Risks at the forefront of providing unparalleled contingent workforce solutions for our clients.

Recent tasks that Ryan has worked on include:

  • Overseeing a contingent workforce of over 120 consultants, spanning 11 separate Corporate Security verticals in 9 global locations for one of the world’s largest social media companies.
  • Serves as the global director and executive sponsor for two of Control Risks largest Fortune 100 technology trust and platform security programs consisting of over 60 subject matter experts.
  • Serving as the ongoing project director for the build-out and management of a best-in-class, 24/7 global security operations center (GSOC) for a major technology disruptor in the US. After staffing the 23-person team and overseeing their onboarding and initial training, Ryan continues to work closely with the team and the client, including on a leading-edge technology platform to monitor the incidents being managed by the GSOC.
  • Setting up a first-of-its-kind and now best-in-class intelligence and threat monitoring program for several of the world’s most notable pharmaceutical brands.
  • Rapidly deployed as a security consultant to a major Canadian financial institution’s global headquarters to serve as the lead communication, operational and crisis response point of contact supporting their month-long crisis response.

  • After five years as a trusted leader within Control Risks' business development and account management team, successfully overseeing multiple Fortune 500 client relationships in the US and Canada, Ryan briefly stepped away from Control Risks to take on the role of Vice President at Promontory Financial Group—an IBM company. In this capacity, he contributed his expertise to the risk review and anti-money laundering vertical, further solidifying his impact within the financial sector.

    Before joining Control Risks, Ryan was a senior manager for TGS with responsibility for the Washington, DC operations and direct management of teams with Top Secret clearance across the intelligence community and the FBI. Ryan holds a bachelor’s degree from Roanoke College.

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