As 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.
Mike 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.
Alex 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.
Ivy 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.
Danielle 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.
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Kiarra has become a valued member of Gryphon’s due diligence team working on various complex domestic and international due diligence cases since her tenure with the company. After sharpening her investigative skills at Gryphon, Kiarra spent over a year on secondment with a major financial institution, working in their anti-money laundering division. Prior to joining Gryphon, Kiarra worked as a business development consultant in United Parcel Service’s (UPS) San Antonio, Texas office. While attending law school, Kiarra served as a summer law clerk for a private law firm and federal and state level judges working on various civil and criminal matters.
Kiarra graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and psychology from the University of Kentucky. Kiarra also received her Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois College of Law. She has recently earned a Master of Business Administration with honors from Florida Institute of Technology. Kiarra is admitted to practice law in New York.
Paula 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.
Chris 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.
Emilie 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.
Mike 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.
Iman 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.