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Ruth Spence-Magassa

Director, Due Diligence, Head of Training and Community Service Coordinator

Ruth Spence-Magassa currently serves as the director for the firm’s due diligence practice group, as well as the head of training and community service coordinator. Ruth is a member of the review team, and has case experience in the areas of business intelligence, anti-money laundering (AML) compliance, pre-employment and pre-investment due diligence. Additionally, Ruth is a member of Gryphon’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force, and is committed to aiding Gryphon’s efforts to attract and maintain diversity at the firm. In 2019, Ruth helped establish Gryphon’s volunteer time off (VTO) policy to encourage full-time employees to engage in community outreach.  

She originally joined Gryphon in 2017, while enrolled in graduate school, as a part-time analyst for the firm’s due diligence group. Ruth holds a Master of Science in Criminal Justice and a Certificate in Cybercrime & Security from Iona College, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Manhattanville College.

Areas of Expertise: Anti-bribery and Corruption Compliance; Know your Customer and Anti-Money Laundering Due Diligence; Financial Crime Compliance

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