Gryphus is a Risk Managment Consulting company, with broad contacts and operating capabilities in the different regions and countries of the world, but with particular expertise in Southeastern Europe, South America, Iraq, Afghanistan and West Africa.
Our core business includes consulting, training and critical operations support in the fields of “security & intelligence”, “emergency & disaster management”, and defense.
Gryphus provides a variety of solutions assisting governmental entities, and the private sector in planning, developing and managing specialized projects in crisis management, risk mitigation, open source information collection and management. Our major expertise is to advise and support projects in environments where insurgency, terrorist attacks, significant criminal threats and natural/manmade disasters represent a current or potential danger.
Our advice always includes recommendations for maximizing benefits and mitigating risks identified during the research and analysis process. We help our clients develop strategic and tactical plans on the basis of our recommendations as well as helping with the implementation of those plans.
Our team consists of renowned specialists, highly experienced in operating in demanding and hostile environments. A distinctive trademark of our consultants is their sociocultural sensitivity and negotiating skills, which enable them to operate integrated with the local workforce without unnecessary frictions often caused by the interaction of different cultures.
Gryphus was founded in Zagreb (August 2008) by professionals with varied experiences and contacts in demanding and hostile environments, such as Afghanistan, Bosnia, Iraq and South America.
Gryphus belongs to a cluster of companies, NGOs and independent consultants, that combined, provide us with an almost global reach and a broad pool of expertise in the fields of defense, “security & intelligence” and safety.
We conduct our business efforts from our office in Zagreb, Croatia, as well as through our partners in Paris, Washington, Buenos Aires, Erbil, Baghdad and Kabul.
Our objective is to provide our client, after detailed analysis and planning, with adequate solutions to existing or foreseeable challenges; thus minimizing implementation costs and increasing the possibilities of success.
Our solutions are tailor made, adjusted as per our client’s requirements, the sociocultural environment, providing flexibility and the ability to react to unforeseen events.
Our deep respect, knowledge and sensitivity for the sociocultural and economic realities allows us to, not underestimate and discard local resources, to integrate local assets into the client's project and to avoid being perceived as an alien element in the society – an important factor in demanding and hostile environments.
Our recommendations always integrate measures to improve the welfare of the local population. We believe that long standing projects can only survive if the people see immediate benefits in their own lives, thus improving security and reducing costs. All Gryphus consultants and trainers must be comfortable with this approach if they want to be part of our team.
Gryphus’ goal is to develop enduring and long standing business partnerships and clusters. We cover a wide range of activities, from strategy conception to the elaboration and implementation of proposals.
Gryphus' code of conduct guarantees long term relationships with our clients and partners. Safeguarding our and the clients reputations of our primary aim.
Integrity - To talk about integrity is redundant because integrity is expected. But to demonstrate integrity is the challenge. The only approach is to assure transparency in all our procedures in order to gain the trust of our clients and partners.
Reliability - Gryphus will not make unattainable commitments, but when committed, our clients can expect our complete dedication.
Cultural & social awareness - We respect and understand the cultures in the regions where our clients operate. Moreover, we encourage and help our clients to improve and produce a positive social impact.
Confidentiality - In a competitive environment our clients and partners are subject to open and covert inquires. The secrets of our clients and partners are secure with us, if within the framework of the law.
Gryphus offers services in the fields of defense, security and safety consulting to both the private sector and governmental organizations. In the field of “Disaster & Emergency management”, we are mostly focused on governmental organizations ranging from the provincial to the municipal level.
Defense consulting services are mainly directed to those governmental organizations confronting present or potential threats related to insurgency, terrorism and organized crime. We offer solutions to GOs that transition or combine eastern and western doctrines and material.
Project planning, development and management - We are experienced in the planning and development of projects related to defense, “security & intelligence” and “disaster & emergency” management; such includes the elaboration of cases, plans and project management.
Security risk mitigation - Our solutions help our client identify, analyze and predict threats as well as calculate risks; recommending the proper measures to mitigate them and reduce vulnerabilities.
Inspection and verification of existing security and safety systems provided by third parties to our client.
We provide our clients with an analysis of cultural and social factors affecting the security situation in the area of operations, creating awareness, vital to mitigating risks and operating successfully in demanding environments. We assist with the creation of links and interactions with local stakeholders.
Information development and management - We assist in developing and implementing systems according to the client’s needs in order to support open source intelligence gathering and analysis. We develop databases and archive systems, select and integrate investigative analytic software, data mining techniques and GIS systems to support the client’s operations.
Emergency and Disaster management - The planning and development of emergency functions and systems including the elaboration/design or inspection of threat/hazard scenarios, C4 I2 systems and Surveillance & monitoring systems.
Our experts will develop crisis scenarios and contingency plans, enabling NGOs and Companies to react effectively when the need arises.
Conflict resolution and Negotiation advising - Our multidisciplinary team of consultants has the negotiating skills, grasp of sociocultural sensitivities and experience to find a solution for your organization.
Contact facilitation - We have access to a broad spectrum of contacts that can facilitate your business entry strategy and further business development.
Gryphus organizes and conducts briefings, seminars and complete courses/programs directed to managers and organizations operating, or planning to operate, in demanding and highly hostile environments. We provide a wide range of programs tailor made to the client's requirements. We can accommodate all levels of training, which range from individuals to the most complex teams
Pre-deployment programs - Where appropriate, training can be fully accredited and delivered at the client’s site of choice. Our induction programs include sociocultural awareness, stress awareness and management, emergency/trauma medical training, survival techniques, hostage survival training, security and safety procedures and integration with security provider’s procedures.
Security, Intelligence and Management Capability Surge and Integration - When organizations are operating in a highly demanding or hostile environment, or confront a crisis situation, an augmentation or a surge of its security or crisis management capabilities could be required.
In such situations, Gryphus can commit managers or specialized cells (Information / Intelligence management, negotiation, planning, etc.) which are able to provide such additional capabilities. Moreover, our teams will operate fully integrated with your organizations during the length of the crisis or project.
In this field we offer a comprehensive and innovative concept providing an integral solution by applying four principles: prevent, deter, alert and deny. This concept incorporates external security management and criminal intelligence activities to service your company.
Investigative / Due Diligence services - Corporate inquires on potential business partners, facilitators or competitors, and employees including individual personnel background checks. Moreover, such diligences include understanding of networks of influence and identification of decision circuits. Therefore, it requires that we process the information collected allowing managers to make appropriate decisions. Among such services, we provide counterfeit operations.
Human resources management and procurement
In the segment of human resources, we have access to a number of highly experienced consultants with a variety of skills that range from security to life support. Vetting candidates who will operate in high risk environments is part of our offer.
Through our licensed partners we can also offer:
Gryphus Security Services is our partner company founded to provide our clients with specialized personal security services, both in support of elite tourism and customers operating in high risk areas.
Gryphus formed a partnership with arms manufacturing company Matra Group. Headquartered in Bosnia, Matra specializes in the production of high quality AK-47 Magazines.
In order to improve our market reach, we have registered a sister company in Argentina. The new company, registered as Gryphus Ibero-america, is a gathering of renowned professionals in the field of Security and Intelligence.
Gryphus formed a strategic partnership with Boislandry Consulting. Boislandry is now both Gryphus's business office for French speaking countries and Gryphus's coordinator for Africa.