THE DATA INITIATIVE Welcomes Initial Advisory Board Members


PHOENIX, AZ – June 28, 2018 – The Data Initiative is pleased to announce and welcome the initial advisory board (AB) members to its growing team.

Introducing The Data Initiative’s initial four-member board:

Nicolas Chaumartin joins the AB as an executive at IDEMIA with deep expertise in software and product development/management. Chaumartin is on the cutting edge of mobile and offers deep insights from a technical practitioner perspective along with his insights as a strategic business operator. “We are very excited to launch this venture in the fast developing space of AML,” said Chaumartin. “Our mission is to bring as much innovation and value as possible to turn AML compliance investments into business assets and customer satisfaction.”

Barry Cordero joins the AB as an executive at Medtronic Diabetes with deep expertise in strategy and process optimization. Cordero operates in a strategic market and offers insights from a business process optimization and management perspective. “I am very excited to be a part of this tremendous initiative because of my passion around problem solving. It is rare to see such an elegant approach to complicated problems,” said Cordero.

Dr. John Hatzadony joins the AB as the founding Program Chair of Homeland Security and Director of the Master of Science in Intelligence Analysis at Rabdan Academy. Dr. Hatzadony is a former intelligence professional and accomplished academic offering key insights in research methodologies, analytic technique, and subject matter expertise pertaining to illicit finance.

David Caruso joins the AB as a 15+ year c-suite executive from Anti-Money Laundering (AML) consulting and RegTech companies as well as a Partner at i3strategies. Caruso is a well-known thought leader in the financial crimes/AML space and offers a unique perspective of an industry executive/advisor/solutions provider. “The Data Initiative is at the forefront of improving how AML professionals work. We want compliance officers focused on what matters most, by slashing time they waste searching for information,” said Caruso.

Vic Maculaitis, the company’s founder, aimed to surround the startup with a diverse collection of talent and experience to develop strategy and facilitate growth quickly at The Data Initiative. “I couldn’t be more pleased for the composition of our initial AB, really talented and experienced advisors! Grateful that they have taken the time and believe in the vision and mission,” said Maculaitis.

Founded in October 2017 and headquartered in the heart of Phoenix’s central business district, The Data Initiative offices are part of the new Spaces One Renaissance Tower, a designer workspace. The startup has focused its early efforts on product development and talent acquisition (advisory board members, experts and engineers for product).

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