New Hire

The Data Initiative Welcomes Elizabeth Harnisch


PHOENIX, AZ – APRIL 9, 2019 – THE DATA INITIATIVE is excited to announce the addition of Ms. Elizabeth Harnisch as a new member of the advisory board. Ms. Harnisch is currently a Managing Director and Senior Counsel at Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., a global full-service broker-dealer and investment bank, where she has worked as an international securities attorney for the last 14 years. Ms. Harnisch also holds the credential of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).

The addition of Ms. Harnisch brings the advisory board to five talented successful entrepreneurs, senior executives, and industry vertical experts. A great benefit to the early stage growth of THE DATA INITIATIVE.

“The advisory board members to date have provided an unbelievable amount of value and impact to our growth. We are genuinely excited to add Elizabeth as a talented practicing attorney with big corporate experience,” said Vic Maculaitis, founder and chief executive of THE DATA INITIATIVE.

“I am excited to join the Advisory Board of THE DATA INITIATIVE during this transformational time in the company’s evolution. Data-focused initiatives, such as the ignitionX application and the 100 Series Money Laundering Data Pack, have the potential to dramatically affect the manner in which firms combat financial crimes on a global scale. I look forward to participating in such an impactful endeavor, and working with such an innovative group,” said Ms. Harnisch.

THE DATA INITIATIVE is an early stage data and technology start up. With a current beta offering being tested in the market – a commercial grade release of the ignitionX application and the 100 Series Money Laundering Data Pack is on track for June 2019. This offering serves anti-money laundering (AML) risk and compliance professionals across financial services, government, and academia.


THE DATA INITIATIVE was founded in late 2017, and began product development in the spring of 2018. The data and technology company has quickly grown to a team of 20+ experts, data scientists, and engineers. The early stage startup is headquartered in downtown Phoenix, Arizona.

For more information about THE DATA INITIATIVE visit


Ty Smith
VP, BizDev, THE DATA INITIATIVE | 330-242-8889

Vic Maculaitis
Founder, THE DATA INITIATIVE | 480-909-8191

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