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Directors

DIRECTORS

HEIDI BROWN

HEIDI BROWN

Director, Litigation Support

Heidi joined Gryphon in 2019 as a Director on the Litigation Support team. She has worked as an investigator for nearly 10 years. Previously, Heidi was a journalist. She spent 15 years writing about Russia, international and U.S. corporations, financial services and the art market.  She transitioned into private investigations at Kroll Associates, assisting with and coordinating complex cases for a variety of clients. Her work included gathering human intelligence, pre-transactional background due diligence for domestic and international clients, litigation support for a long-term, multinational corporate litigation, cyber investigations and business intelligence. Heidi also spent 5 years investigating FINRA-registered brokers for fraud, conversion, suitability violations and other violations of securities rules.  She began her career as a reporter in post-Communist Russia’s Far East.

 Heidi graduated from Oberlin College with a degree in history and a minor in Russian language. She speaks conversational Russian and French and has spoken about her reporting on Capitol Hill before the Helsinki Commission on Human Rights.

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Phone: 914-730-9031

DANIELLE GAGLIARDOTTO

DANIELLE GAGLIARDOTTO

Director, Due Diligence

Danielle is a Director 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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Phone: 914-730-9034

MICHAL KAZIN

MICHAL KAZIN

Director, Due Diligence

Michal has been a key player in Gryphon’s due diligence operations, working on numerous international and domestic due diligence cases. Michal liaises with clients to establish project budgets and scopes, and is a key team member responsible for tailoring due diligence projects to the needs of our client base. Michal speaks Hebrew fluently.

Prior to joining Gryphon Strategies, Michal worked on research and evaluation projects in a number of countries in Africa and Asia. She holds a master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from SUNY, Purchase.

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Phone: 914-730-9038

LAURA MARVELLI

LAURA MARVELLI

Director, Litigation Support

Laura joined Gryphon in 2015 and is a key member of the Litigation Support and Investigations team. Laura manages a variety of case work for our legal clients including securities fraud, false claims, criminal misconduct, commercial litigation and asset recovery. Laura was previously on the due diligence team where she directly managed numerous domestic and international due diligence cases. Prior to her current role, Laura managed a team of investigators working on a high-volume project focused on verifying the sources of wealth of private wealth banking clientele.

Prior to joining Gryphon Strategies, Laura worked as a field surveillance investigator, conducting investigations related to workers’ compensation and disability fraud. Laura graduated magna cum laude from Marist College with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology.

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Phone: 914-730-9035

LAURA MOLLOY

LAURA MOLLOY

Director, Due Diligence

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 six 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.

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Phone: 914-730-9048

JOHN POLIZZI, CFE

JOHN POLIZZI, CFE

Director, Litigation Support

John 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).

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Phone: 914-730-9030

FAITH QUARTO

FAITH QUARTO

Director, Accounting & HR

Since joining Gryphon in 2001, Faith has been a key figure at Gryphon. She is an irreplaceable source of institutional knowledge and orchestrates the firm’s administrative functions. In addition to managing the billing department, Faith oversees all day-to-day accounting and clerical operations, including accounts payable, accounts receivable and all office management duties. She administers Gryphon’s complex case management system and tracks case budgets. Faith received her undergraduate degree from Marist College.

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Phone: 914-730-9022

“The degree of one’s emotions varies inversely with one’s knowledge of the facts.” – Bertrand Russell. Gryphon develops factual information in various types of investigations that allows our clients to make objective decisions.
– Desiree Torres, Director

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