Finance & Administration
FINANCE, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, & OPERATIONS
JOSEPHINE D’IPPOLITO, MBA, CPA
Controller & Human Resources Director
Josephine has over twenty years of experience in the fields of accounting, consulting and human resources. As Controller, she directs and oversees all financial and administrative functions across the firm. Prior to joining Gryphon, Josephine held various positions in both public and private accounting, including Supervising Senior Accountant at a Big 4 accounting firm, Audit Manager at a mid-sized firm and several accounting and consulting positions with businesses throughout Westchester County. Josephine holds a BBA and MBA in Public Accounting from Pace University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Head of Business Development
Rich joined the Gryphon team in 2019 as the Head of Business Development. He’s tasked with marketing the various investigation service offerings to alternative investment groups, corporations, law firms, and other professional service groups across the globe.
Prior to joining Gryphon, Rich has spent 14+ years in consultative research sales roles at prominent independent research firms such as CFRA Research and CreditSights, predominantly catering to the financial services community. He has planned and led various events, thought-leadership panels, and has consistently been a leading new business generator for his past employers.
Rich received his undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware, has taken some continuing education coursework, and has his Series 7 and 63 licenses.
Director of Legal, Compliance, and Privacy
Fizza is Gryphon’s Director of Legal, Compliance, and Privacy. In this role, she is responsible for all internal processes for ensuring compliance with laws, regulations, company policies and contracts. She is also responsible for working to understand the compliance and privacy needs of Gryphon’s clients and implementing them throughout the organization. Fizza joined Gryphon in March 2019, prior to which she served as an associate in the Financial Crime Compliance group at Goldman Sachs since 2015. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Fizza served as a Senior Investigator with Gryphon conducting research in heavily regulated and high-risk industries.
Fizza received a B.B.A. in Marketing and Communications from Baruch College of the City University of New York in 2010 and a J.D. from Washington and Lee University School of Law in May 2014.
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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