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We are excited to announce the addition of Matthew Hays – Director, Asia Operations– to the Gryphon team.

Matt will be tasked with expanding Gryphon’s political risk, business intelligence and due diligence offerings in Asia.  He will also serve as a strategic advisor for clients investing in and/or conducting business in the region – providing on the ground economic, political, regulatory insight and connections to facilitate market entry decisions and to help safeguard business continuity and personnel. This hire underlines Gryphon Strategies' commitment to our clients in the country and abroad. 

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Matt was most recently based in Bangkok for an international democracy development NGO, where he served as Country Director for their Thailand and Malaysia programs. Matt has been analyzing, monitoring and reporting on the political, security and economic developments throughout the APAC region for more than six years, and has traveled extensively throughout the region to implement programs. Matt also served on the Europe and Eurasia Subcommittee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Jay Dawdy, Gryphon’s President said: “We are pleased to have Matt join Gryphon Strategies.  As investors look for opportunities in emerging markets, Gryphon’s political risk and strategic advisory services are designed to assist clients in navigating political, economic and regulatory challenges to be able to make informed investment decisions. In addition to the recent opening of our London office, which services clients throughout Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, Matt’s on the ground experience and network throughout the Asia-Pacific region positions Gryphon to deliver the in-country economic, political insight and connections to facilitate market entry decisions and to help safeguard business continuity and personnel in Asia and beyond."


Matt is a contributor to local/international media on political and public policy issues, and maintains a diverse network of senior government leaders, heads of political parties, business executives, diplomats and members of the media.  

We are eager to have Matt engage and collaborate with our team at Gryphon Strategies. His extensive political experience and network in Asia and globally will serve our clients, both domestic and abroad, well.


Gryphon Strategies offers a variety of services, including litigation support services, fraud investigations, and due diligence investigations. Gryphon’s litigation support and investigations team has years of experience in successfully executing investigations relating to whistleblower cases, asset traces, complex civil and criminal allegations, consumer, corporate and insurance fraud rings and schemes, investment frauds, product liability, conflicts of interest, employment litigation, tortious business claims and other cases. Gryphon’s due diligence team supports investment banks, private equity firms, sovereign wealth funds, fund of funds, and other clientele with pre-deal due diligence.


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