TOM WILLINGHAM, CFE
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Tom has more than 30 years’ experience as an investigator and is the founder of Gryphon Strategies. Tom has worked on cases in Europe, South America, the Middle East, Africa and the United States that have led to criminal indictments and convictions.
He has extensive experience investigating complex frauds, construction kickback schemes, money laundering, sexual harassment, embezzlement and many variations of insurance fraud. He focuses on the management of complex investigations and oversees the day-to-day operations of the company. Tom is an alumnus of Bard College and is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).
JAY DAWDY, CFE, CMA
Jay has over twenty years of experience in finance, accounting and investigative work in the United States and overseas. He has conducted a wide range of financial and fraud investigations, and has worked extensively on due diligence inquiries and litigation support cases.
Jay has been featured on television and radio, as well as in print, discussing a variety of investigative topics. He has also conducted many CLE and CPE approved presentations, including appearances at The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ annual conferences. Jay sponsors a speaker series focused on fraud investigation at the University of Missouri and previously served as an Instructor in financial statement fraud/forensic accounting at Baruch College.
Earlier in his career, he gained valuable experience in both corporate accounting and investment banking. Jay is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a Certified Management Accountant (CMA). He has a B.S. in Accountancy from the University of Missouri and has passed the Certified Public Accounting exam.
“Gryphon Strategies provides the resources to assist corporations in their daily decision making and risk management. I highly recommend Jay and his well-trained group of investigators for anything from background investigations to the complex world of identifying secret assets.”– Charlie Beaudoin, CEO Bunker Ballistics Inc. Former Supervisory Special Agent, FBI.