Rich Frankel is a Senior Advisor with a 25+ year career in public service, the majority of which was with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). A recognized authority in complex investigations, asset recovery, cyber security and crisis management, he is also an expert on terrorism, criminal and intelligence matters and investigations into complex, coordinated attacks.
Mr. Frankel led several FBI field divisions as the Special Agent In-Charge. In this capacity, he oversaw criminal investigations and undercover and tactical operations while leading the organization's transition to a threat-based, intelligence-led operating posture. Mr. Frankel also directed multi-agency initiatives and complex responses to threats against persons and property while developing extensive liaison programs through outreach to the public, private, academic and non-profit sectors and community groups.
In addition, Mr. Frankel served as the Associate Director of National Intelligence and Senior FBI Representative to the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence, where he was responsible for overseeing and managing domestic intelligence relationships. He liaised with external entities and advised on all issues related to the relationship between the intelligence community and its domestic partners. In this role, Mr. Frankel worked to increase interaction and cooperation between the law enforcement community and the greater intelligence community as it related to identifying and working against cyber threats.
Mr. Frankel's government service began as Assistant District Attorney for Suffolk County, New York.
Mr. Frankel is a graduate of Ithaca College and Quinnipiac Law School.