Richard Falkenrath is currently the Chief Administrative Officer of Bridgewater responsible for operational risk management and administration. In that capacity, he oversees legal, regulatory, employee relations, and security functions, as well as the delivery of real estate and facilities functions. Prior to his current role, Dr. Falkenrath was Chief Security Officer for 6 years, in which he was responsible for all aspects of the company’s security – cyber, staff/insider threat, and physical– as well as, business continuity management and the company’s media functions.
Prior to joining Bridgewater in 2014, Dr. Falkenrath was a contributing editor on Bloomberg TV, served as Deputy Commissioner for Counterterrorism of the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”) from 2006-2010, and served as part of the White House staff from 2000 to 2004, ultimately as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Homeland Security Advisor. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Occidental College, with degrees in economics and international relations. He received a Ph.D. from the Department of War Studies at King’s College London. Dr. Falkenrath is currently a Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is also a member of the Trilateral Commission and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional.