Please Welcome Gary Ferrari





PHOENIX, AZ – JUNE 21, 2019 – THE DATA INITIATIVE is excited to announce the addition of Mr. Gary Ferrari as an Executive Advisor – Strategic Markets. Mr. Ferrari was most recently an Executive Director in Ernst & Young’s Financial Services Advisory business. Mr. Ferrari has had an extensive and distinguished career in financial services and consulting with expertise in financial crimes risk and compliance. Mr. Ferrari has held executive roles with American Express, Standard Chartered Bank, Citi, and GE.


The Executive Advisor – Strategic Markets role was created to accelerate positioning and growth in key markets for THE DATA INITIATIVE and our product offerings.  


“Gary is a household name throughout the greater New York City area, among other key markets. His ability to forge strong relationships with customers and share his extensive experience is already paying dividends. It is a pleasure to be working with Gary and the company is excited to have him on the team,” said Vic Maculaitis, Founder and Chief Executive of THE DATA INITIATIVE.


“As an industry practitioner for many years, I know, over decades, of the daily struggle of finding the  information needed to enable AML and financial crime leaders and operators to make better supported decisions in the fight against illicit activities. I’ve known Vic Maculaitis many years, and he and his team at THE DATA INITIATIVE have undertaken a noble and much needed journey that the entire AML risk profession will come to appreciate soon and in the years ahead, by providing better, more modern tools needed to combat financial crimes. IgnitionX is the modern AML Research Platform that will change the way you research AML data. It unifies and displays critical but disparate money laundering data sources into one easy-to-use platform, for use and impact in AML strategy, risk assessment, governance, issue management, and resourcing decisions,said Mr. Ferrari.   


THE DATA INITIATIVE is an early stage data and technology startup offering data/software-as-a-service (D/SaaS) solutions for anti-money laundering (AML) risk and compliance professionals across financial services, government, and academia. THE DATA INITIATIVE released its first (D/SaaS), ignitionX, in early June, 2019.




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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