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Matthew Hays

Matthew Hays

Managing Director, Corporate Development & Asia

As managing director for corporate development, Matt Hays leads all marketing, business development and strategic growth initiatives at the firm. In addition, Matt manages Gryphon’s political risk, business intelligence, due diligence and other investigative offerings in Asia.

Prior to joining Gryphon in 2019, Matt was based in Bangkok, Thailand for the International Republican Institute, where he served as country director for their Thailand and Malaysia programs. In this capacity, Matt advised political parties and elected officials throughout Southeast Asia to strengthen their communications, constituent engagement and policy development. Matt previously served as a foreign policy advisor on the Europe and Eurasia Subcommittee for a senior U.S. Congressman.

Matt holds a master’s degree in Global Affairs from New York University, and a B.A. in History from American University.

Areas of Expertise: Asia-Pacific and China; Business Intelligence; Political Risk Advisory; Pre-transactional Due Diligence

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