LACEY R. KELLER
Managing Director, Data Mining & Analytics
Lacey R. Keller is a key member of the management team and directs the development of Gryphon’s Data Mining and Analytics practice group.
Lacey has almost a decade of research and analytic experience. Prior to joining Gryphon, Lacey was the Director of Research and Analytics for the New York State Office of the Attorney General under Eric T. Schneiderman. During her tenure, she developed a formidable team that leveraged cutting-edge technologies and analytical techniques to support investigations. Her department was the first of any attorney general’s office in the country to hire a data scientist.
Lacey’s assistance on casework twice earned her the New York State Office of the Attorney General’s Superior Service Award and also the coveted Innovation in Law Enforcement Award.
Lacey also worked in the Research Department of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU 32BJ), the largest property services union in the country. She holds a Master in Economics from the New School and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Washburn University.
Managing Director, Global Strategic Advisory - EMEA Operations
Based in London, Victoria services Gryphon’s clients and casework across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and manages Gryphon’s political risk and global strategic advisory offering.
A former British Diplomat, Victoria took on the role of Senior Associate in the Dubai office of a leading UK business intelligence and political risk firm, before becoming Senior Director and Head of Middle East and North Africa for a US-headquartered company in the same sector. She has extensive experience consulting on due diligence, political risk, litigation and other complex investigation assignments around the world, with a particular focus on the Middle East and North Africa.
Victoria has an Master of Arts in History from Cambridge University and a Master of Science in Middle East Politics from the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies.
Managing Director, Litigation Support
During his fifteen-year career as an investigator and manager, Erick has conducted a variety of complex investigations in both the public and private sectors, including life insurance fraud, official misconduct, international and domestic due diligence, asset traces, credit card scams and a variety of litigation support matters, both civil and criminal.
Erick has led the ongoing development of Gryphon’s litigation support and complex investigations organizations, providing staff development and consultation to clients on numerous cases and projects. As a well-respected leader in the firm, Erick has been employed with Gryphon since 2006, providing strategic direction and staff development, while managing the explosive growth of the company across the various service sectors.
Prior to joining Gryphon, Erick was a Supervising Investigator for the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board, where he oversaw investigations into allegations of misconduct by New York City Police Department officers. Erick is a graduate of American University in Washington, DC.
Managing Director, Due Diligence
Since joining Gryphon in 2008, Danielle has played a key role in countless international and domestic due diligence cases, in addition to asset investigations and litigation support. Danielle currently manages a diverse team of researchers while overseeing due diligence and background investigations for investment banks, private equity firms, hedge funds and corporations.
Danielle is a proven leader who is credited with building Gryphon’s due diligence team into an internationally recognized provider and developing trusted relationships with clients. Danielle is critical to the firm’s quality control function and is a key decision-maker in various operational matters. As one of Gryphon’s longest serving leaders, Danielle ensures that our clients consistently receive top-notch services. She devises programs and processes that guarantee the quality product for which the firm is known.
Danielle received her undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky and her MS in Forensic Science with a focus in Advanced Investigations from the University of New Haven.
Managing Director, Technology & Operations
John has over 20 years of experience as a provider of managed services to various legal, accounting, and commodities trading firms. Prior to joining the Gryphon team, John worked as a consultant to the firm for several years on a variety of technology, security, and infrastructure projects. John holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) from Georgetown University.
DESIREE TORRES, MBA, PHD
Managing Director, Litigation Support
Desiree 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.
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