Senior AssociateAs a member of Gryphon’s due diligence team, Laura uses her extensive overseas experience to identify and interpret risk factors in a range of jurisdictions and across languages. Prior to joining Gryphon, she worked in the nonprofit and private sectors. Laura has held positions in Washington, D.C. and 6 countries in Eurasia, where she administered federally-funded programs and supported global business operations.
Laura holds a Bachelor of Arts in Russian and International Business, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University, a Master’s Degree in International Business from the University of Deusto (Spain), and was a Fulbright scholar in Russia. Laura speaks Russian, Spanish and French.
AssociateMike has over five years of investigative and analysis experience in both the public and private sectors, concentrating in obtaining hidden information. Prior to Gryphon Strategies, Mike worked at an international business intelligence firm where he conducted research for the firm’s due diligence and investigations practice areas. Mike previously was a Guest Researcher at the Brookings Institution, where he investigated the latest political and economic trends in China. Mike speaks Mandarin Chinese.
Mike graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a Master of Arts in International Studies with a concentration in Economics and China Studies. In addition, he received a Bachelor of Arts from University of Colorado at Boulder.
AssociateAlex is an associate on Gryphon’s Due Diligence team, specializing in both U.S. and international investigations from a business intelligence perspective. Prior to joining Gryphon Strategies, Alex worked in the due diligence field, conducting deep dive pre-investment and pre-employment investigations. During his time at Gryphon Alex served for six months in a due diligence secondment role at a major financial institution.
Alex graduated from Montclair State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.
AssociateIvy is an Associate for Gryphon’s due diligence team. She has worked on numerous international and domestic due diligence cases. Currently, she oversees a team of analysts conducting reviews in over 90 jurisdictions with a focus on conducting investigations into high-profile entities and individuals, including Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs), identifying information relevant to Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC) regulatory requirements. Ivy speaks Malay fluently.
Prior to joining Gryphon, Ivy worked with Thomson Reuters in Malaysia as a due diligence research analyst. Ivy holds a Bachelor of Business and Commerce degree and a Bachelor of Communications degree from Monash University.
AssociateDanielle is an Associate for Gryphon’s Due Diligence team. Danielle has several years of experience in corporate due diligence, focusing on both U.S. and International investigations. Prior to joining Gryphon, Danielle worked for a private investigative and security consulting firm conducting pre-employment investigations, business intelligence research, and various levels of vulnerability and risk assessments on high-profile entities and individuals. During her time with Gryphon, Danielle spent four months on secondment with a major financial institution, working with their compliance division. Danielle received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Queens College.
AssociateEva is an Associate in Gryphon’s due diligence department with extensive experience in complex domestic and international business intelligence investigations. Since joining Gryphon in 2015, Eva spent nearly two years as a consultant with the Financial Crimes Compliance department of a global financial institution, focusing on Know Your Customer (KYC), Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD) and risk assessment for various clients. Eva has experience in market surveillance aimed at detection of potential insider trading, as well as transaction monitoring and recommendations for possible SAR filings.
Eva graduated summa cum laude from John Jay College of Criminal Justice with a Bachelor of Arts in international criminal justice. She also holds a Master of Arts in criminal justice with dual concentrations in investigative techniques and criminology. While at John Jay, Eva earned a master’s level certificate in terrorism studies. In 2017, Eva qualified as a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist. Eva is fluent in Polish.
AssociateRyan is an associate with Gryphon’s due diligence team working on domestic and international due diligence cases. Ryan currently supports Gryphon’s investigative, business intelligence and political risk offerings across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). During his tenure with Gryphon, Ryan spent nearly two years on secondment with the anti-money laundering team at a top tier investment bank. Prior to joining Gryphon in 2015, Ryan worked as a research associate for an international law firm in Asia.
Ryan graduated with a Juris Doctorate from St. John’s University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Binghamton University. Ryan speaks Mandarin Chinese.
AssociatePaula is an avid investigative researcher with several years in the field of due diligence. Prior to joining Gryphon Strategies, Paula worked for a non-profit organization engaged in anti-corruption efforts with a focus on certification and training of commercial intermediaries in FCPA compliance, as a social science researcher, and as a journalist and editor. Paula holds a PhD in Communication from American University, a Master of Science in Political Science from Illinois State University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from São Paulo State University. A native of Brazil, Paula is fluent in Portuguese.
AssociateChris is an associate for Gryphon’s Data Mining & Analytics team and has over five years of experience in data science. Chris is well-versed in machine learning, databases, information extraction and text mining. Prior to joining Gryphon Strategies, Chris has worked on a variety of data projects in academia and industry that range from bioinformatics to data journalism.
Chris graduated summa cum laude from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics. Chris also holds a Master of Science in data science from Columbia University.
AssociateEmilie is a member of the due diligence team and works on complex domestic and international cases. Prior to Gryphon Strategies and while attending college, Emilie was involved in a non-profit organization focused on political activism.
Emilie graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in international relations and French language and literature from the State University of New York at Geneseo. During her time at Geneseo, Emilie also studied abroad at Paul Valery University III in Montpellier, France. Emilie speaks French.
AssociateMike is an associate on Gryphon’s Investment Intelligence team, specializing in the due diligence surrounding M&A, proxy events, and strength of asset assessments for private equity firms. Prior to joining Gryphon Strategies, Mike worked in research consulting and business intelligence roles for hedge fund and other corporate clients.
Mike graduated magna cum laude from Villanova University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and holds Master of Arts degrees from European University and Georgetown University.
AssociateIman is a member of Gryphon’s Data Mining & Analytics team, and is skilled at machine learning, statistical analysis, data visualization, and information extraction. Prior to joining Gryphon Strategies, he worked in a variety of roles in the nonprofit and academic sectors.
Iman graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University with a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and obtained a Master of Arts in philosophy from Columbia University. He holds a Certificate in Data Science from the NYC Data Science Academy.