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Associates

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KARLYN GALANTE

KARLYN GALANTE

Associate, Data Mining & Analytics

Karlyn is a Senior Associate on Gryphon’s Data Mining & Analytics Team where she performs data analysis and data visualization using SQL and other data mining technologies to produce reports for clients. Prior to joining the Data Analytics Team, Karlyn worked in the due diligence field at Gryphon where she gained several years of experience assessing risk and facilitating pre-investment decisions for both U.S. and international investigations from an AML perspective. During her time at Gryphon, Karlyn served for nearly two years in an AML due diligence secondment role at a major financial institution.

 

Karlyn graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Science in Intelligence Analysis.

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Phone: 914-730-9028

JOHN FERRARA

JOHN FERRARA

Associate, Data Mining & Analytics

John Ferrara is a Data Scientist on the Data and Analytics team at Gryphon Strategies. With over half a decade of experience, John boasts extensive knowledge of public data sets and experience in data wrangling and modeling. Previously with the New York State Office of the Attorney General’s Executive Research and Analytics Department, John took part in groundbreaking investigations and was on the front lines of big data’s applications to litigation analytics, lead generation, and prioritization. John holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Environmental Science from Hunter College of the City University of New York (CUNY).

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Phone: 914-730-9037

EMILIE SCHMELZER

EMILIE SCHMELZER

Senior Associate, Due Diligence

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.

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EMILIA PARADELA

EMILIA PARADELA

Associate, Due Diligence

Emilia is an Associate with Gryphon’s Due Diligence team focusing on international investigative, business intelligence, and political risk due diligence cases. Emilia’s extensive international experience in allows her to uniquely contribute to Gryphon’s global case portfolio. Prior to joining Gryphon, she worked in the nonprofit media and education sectors.

Emilia holds a Bachelor of Science in communication and media studies from St. John’s University and studied abroad at University of Sao Paulo in Brazil. She speaks Portuguese.

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Phone: 914-730-9021

IVY CHING

IVY CHING

Associate, Business Intelligence

Ivy has been working with Gryphon since 2015 and has over six years of experience in the due diligence investigation and business intelligence field. Ivy has worked on numerous international and domestic due diligence cases and has overseen a team of analysts conducting reviews in over 90 jurisdictions. A native of Malaysia, Ivy specializes in conducting investigations on high profile entities and individuals, including Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) and State-Owned Entities (SOEs), with expertise in South East Asia and South Asian regions. Prior to her work at Gryphon, Ivy was a due diligence analyst for Thomson Reuters in Malaysia. Ivy graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Business and Commerce degree in Accounting, and a Bachelor of Communications degree. During her time at Monash, she also spent a year studying abroad at the University of Hong Kong. Ivy speaks Malay fluently, as well as conversational Mandarin and Cantonese.

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Phone: 914-730-9047

Lakshmi Ganapathi

Lakshmi Ganapathi

Associate, Business Intelligence

Lakshmi (Laks) is an Associate with Gryphon’s Business Intelligence team focusing on gathering critical information on investment due diligence cases. Laks’s extensive short idea generation, fundamental research and financial experience allows her to uniquely contribute to Gryphon’s financial services clients in the pre-investment, pre-transaction, and monitoring stages of their investment cycle. Prior to joining Gryphon, she worked with a boutique investment research firm that focused on contrarian idea generation, fundamental analysis, and other research catering to the hedge fund community.

Laks holds a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A) in finance from University of Connecticut and Bachelor of Commerce from University of Madras in India.

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Phone: 914-730-9071

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– Laura Molloy, Associate

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