Mr. Plansky is an independent member of the Tricap Partners & Co. Board of Directors, where he is involved in all aspects of the firm. Specifically, he works with all members of the firm in both merchant banking transactions and the asset management of third-party funds, where his main focus is in the due diligence of active transactions and alternative funds. Mr. Plansky is executive vice president for complex investigations at K2 Intelligence, based in New York.
Before joining K2, Mr. Plansky was Senior Managing Director and Head of the New York office at Kroll Advisory Solutions, where he led the U.S. general investigations practice. At Kroll, he also played a key role in developing the firm’s Cyber Investigations practice. Mr. Plansky has an extensive background in corporate investigations, including fraud, intellectual property infringement, FCPA violations, and employee misconduct of all varieties. Other areas of particular expertise include fact-finding investigations in support of litigation, investigative due diligence, and investigations in the context of private schools, colleges, and universities.
Richard has also led two ground-breaking undercover investigations on behalf of the City of New York that demonstrated the ease with which guns could be purchased by criminals at both gun shows and through the Internet. Prior to working at Kroll, Mr. Plansky was Deputy Criminal Justice Coordinator for the Mayor of the City of New York, where he supervised the development of numerous criminal justice initiatives. Prior to that, he served as an Assistant District Attorney for the District Attorney of New York County.
Mr. Plansky received a BA in Psychology from Duke University and a JD from Harvard Law School. His work as a prosecutor has been featured on Court TV’s “Murder by the Book,” A&E’s “Cold Case Files,” and the Discovery Channel’s “The New Detectives.” He has also appeared as a commentator on Fox News Channel, CNBC, and TruTV and presented on trademark enforcement strategies at conferences sponsored by the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition and the U.S. State Department.