DirectorAs Director of Data Mining and Analytics, Meredith leads a team with a diverse set of programming and database skills. Meredith has expertise in programming and scripting languages as well as relational and graph databases.
Prior to joining Gryphon Strategies, Meredith worked as a Data Scientist at the New York State Office of the Attorney General. While there, she provided litigation support for a broad range of subject matters and analytical needs, including financial enforcement, consumer fraud, criminal investigations, and public policy. At the Attorney General’s Office, Meredith earned both the Superior Service and Innovation in Law Enforcement awards.
Meredith graduated from New York University’s Center for Urban Science and Progress with a Master of Science in Applied Urban Science and Informatics.
DirectorNirali co-manages the day-to-day aspects of due diligence cases, from case intake to quality check reviews. Nirali joined Gryphon Strategies in 2014 and currently oversees a team of investigators who work on a variety of domestic and international pre-transactional due diligence cases tailored to specific clients. Previously, Nirali spent time managing a high-volume project focused on identifying patterns of financial fraud and conducting investigations into high-profile individuals, including Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) in various international jurisdictions. Nirali speaks Hindi and Gujarati fluently.
Nirali holds a master’s degree in International Crime and Justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from the University of Delaware.
JOHN POLIZZI, CFE
DirectorJohn has served as an integral part of the Gryphon team since 2010. Over his tenure, John has managed countless due diligence projects aimed at the identification and assessment of compliance, investment, and reputational risks to our clients. He has also played a key role in a variety of investigations relating to securities fraud, false claims, criminal misconduct, and asset recovery. John’s investigative expertise is international in scope, and he regularly consults with clients to determine the best course of action for carrying out investigative projects, both in the U.S. and abroad.
John holds a Master of Arts from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts from Fordham University. He speaks Italian and German and is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).
DESIREE TORRES, MBA, PHD
DirectorDesiree has more than a dozen years of experience in research and investigations. During the course of her career, Desiree has led complex civil litigation investigations that have resulted in evidence used in the recovery of hundreds of millions of dollars for clients. Her expertise is in developing human intelligence, which she has honed through her years of experience in litigation support, difficult asset investigations, and source inquiries for a diverse set of clients.
Desiree has taught various courses in management, strategy, communications, and technology integration at National University in the U.S. and Wollongong University in Australia. She has an undergraduate degree in accounting and a Master of Business Administration. She also studied overseas, completing a doctorate degree in management from the University of Wollongong in Australia.
MATT SORENSON, ESQ.
DirectorMatt works primarily in Gryphon’s due diligence practice. With experience training fellow investigators and conducting research in heavily regulated, high risk industries, Matt serves as a point of contact for our clients and ensures that all of Gryphon’s work product meets the same high standard of quality. Matt also manages an experienced team of investigators and strives to refine our research and reporting methods.
Matt graduated cum laude from Washington and Lee University School of Law in May 2014, and is admitted as an attorney in New York. Prior to attending law school, Matt was awarded a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, magna cum laude, from Central Connecticut State University.