Our People


Gryphon’s partners, Tom Willingham and Jay Dawdy, have more than a half century of combined experience and expertise in the firm’s areas of service. Tom and Jay have worked harmoniously with our clients and staff to develop a great reputation and a talented team of investigators. The partners have established a tone and strategic outlook for the firm that is tailored to exceed the needs of clients.


Gryphon’s Managing Directors are the critical link between the firm’s partners and the investigative team. The Managing Directors boast decades of experience and are responsible for driving the strategic direction of the data mining and analytics, litigation support, due diligence and complex investigation services Gryphon provides, as well as establishing related service standards.


The firms’ Directors are experienced team members who specialize in particular areas of service. Gryphon’s Directors are tasked with mentoring staff and identifying and ensuring the use of best practices. Each Director brings a unique background and skill set to the firm, setting the tone to ensure that a wide range of perspectives and approaches are incorporated into the design and delivery of our services.


Gryphon’s Associate Directors are seasoned investigators who provide client consultation on project scopes, conduct investigations and direct teams of investigators on various assignments. Our Associate Directors ensure the success of Gryphon’s investigations, streamlining practices for maximum efficiency, and ensuring quality in our work product each step of the way.


Our Senior Associates/Associates are proven leaders in the firm who provide client consultation on project scopes and direct teams of investigators on various assignments. The Senior Associates and Associates execute and manage the investigative case work, along with more senior personnel, with the support of their team members to ensure the consistent delivery of quality, actionable intelligence to the client base.


Our Senior Analysts/Analysts are a team of dedicated professionals with a diverse set of skills and language capabilities. The Gryphon analytical staff specializes in international assignments, U.S.-based transactional due diligence, and strategic litigation support. Our in-house team of researchers is complimented by a reliable worldwide investigative network.


Gryphon is bolstered by a team that manages the financial, business development, and operations functions of the business. These individuals are credentialed and experienced members of the firm who are critical to efficient operations, serving to onboard and develop staff, facilitate the provision of internal and external services, and liaise with clients on various business matters.

“What set apart the investigation performed by Gryphon from other investigators that I have used was their ability to synthesize data and build it into blocks for a case. The client was extremely pleased.”
- Senior partner in a law firm representing a client in a large scale asset investigation and recovery case.


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