About Us

Welcome to Risky Business Solutions. We are a leading Trust and Safety consulting firm with an enduring commitment to ensuring tech companies incorporate trust and safety as the foundation of their core businesses. We have an extensive portfolio of experts that can provide a wide range of services for social media platforms, cutting-edge Generative Artificial Intelligence (GEN AI) systems, cloud service platforms, to innovative physical products in development.

Our journey started with our co-founders, Tony and Sandeep, who shared a vision to guide tech companies toward a safer future while protecting their users. Tony, a former Psychological Operations Officer for the US Air Force, specialized in offensive and defensive information operations and later investigated and created mitigating strategies against influence operations, fraud, election risks, and child safety at Meta's Global Operations team. Sandeep, a mission-driven leader with over a decade of experience protecting online platforms and increasing trust in society, leverages his extensive background leading complex investigations, mitigating fraud, and developing proactive security policies for major companies like Meta and eBay. Together, they bring a wealth of experience and passion for keeping users safe across various tech companies and government entities.

At SOFTII Consulting, we are more than just one person. We are a team of skilled professionals from diverse backgrounds. Some of our team members bring in profound experience in influence operations, having served as psychological warfare officers with various government entities. This unique expertise empowers us to understand and counter the ways malicious actors can exploit technology platforms for influence operations.

We take pride in having with us experts with rich experience in fraud management with renowned payment platforms like PayPal, Stripe, and Meta. Their insights play a crucial role in designing robust systems capable of effectively detecting, preventing, and mitigating fraudulent activities. 

In today's digital world, addressing threats associated with child safety and human and sex trafficking is critical. Our comprehensive network of experts in these areas is always at our disposal. We leverage this network to understand how your platform or product can mitigate these risks.

Furthermore, we are continuously recruiting and accepting new contractors with a wide range of experience to ensure that the services we provide to our clients come from experts who can bring fresh perspectives, cutting-edge solutions, and a deep understanding of the ever-evolving threat landscape.

However, we also acknowledge that certain challenges may require specialized expertise outside our primary scope. To that end, we maintain a vast database of experts in various fields. If your needs stretch beyond our core competencies, we can connect you with professionals who can offer the necessary help.

Our mission goes beyond helping tech companies navigate the complex landscape of trust and safety. We aim to reshape this landscape for the better, envisioning a digital world where safety, trust, and innovation harmoniously coexist, facilitating a flourishing technology environment where users feel secure.

Co-founder and investigator at Risky Business Solutions, Tony is a former Psychological Operations Officer for the US Air Force who specialized in offensive and defensive information operations. After the military, he worked for Meta's Global Operations team where he would investigate and create mitigating strategies against influence operations, fraud operations, election risks, and child safety. With over a decade of experience in identifying diversified complex threats, he aims to provide creative solutions through a data driven approach. He holds a Masters of Science in international security and intelligence studies from Bellevue University , a Masters in Strategic Public Relations from The George Washington University, and an MBA from the University of California, Davis - Graduate School of Management.

Co-Founder Sandeep is a mission-driven leader with over a decade of experience protecting the integrity of online platforms and increasing trust in society. He leverages his extensive background leading complex investigations, mitigating fraud, and developing proactive security policies for major companies like Meta and eBay. His tireless work coordinating crisis response efforts, attributing abusive actor behavior, and partnering with global law enforcement has prevented millions in fraud losses and made the internet a safer place. Having previously served as an intelligence lead with the US Army and NSA, currently earning his Master's in Cyber Policy at Stanford, and a strong track record of building threat intelligence programs from the ground up, Sandeep brings deep expertise and relentless determination to every investigation and project.

Join us on this journey towards creating a safer digital future. Together, we can transform this vision into reality.