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Associates

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MIKE ABER

MIKE ABER

Senior Associate, Enhanced Diligence & Intelligence

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.

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Phone: 914-730-9023

ALEX BYCHKOV

ALEX BYCHKOV

Senior Associate, Enhanced Diligence & Intelligence

Alex is a Senior Associate on Gryphon’s Enhanced Diligence & Intelligence 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.

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DANIELLE GAGLIARDOTTO

DANIELLE GAGLIARDOTTO

Senior Associate, Due Diligence

Danielle is an Senior 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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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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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

PAULA ORLANDO

PAULA ORLANDO

Associate, Enhanced Diligence & Intelligence

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.

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CHRIS RUSNAK

CHRIS RUSNAK

Associate, Data Mining & Analytics

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.

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Phone: 914-730-9062

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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MIKE SEYER

MIKE SEYER

Senior Associate, Enhanced Diligence & Intelligence

Mike is an Senior Associate on Gryphon’s Enhanced Diligence & 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.

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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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– Laura Molloy, Associate

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