Quantifind’s mission is to empower people to make better decisions that combine human intuition with the voice of intelligent data. Our on-demand insights platform uses explanatory analytics to help financial crimes analysts reduce false positive alerts and help marketers explore, understand, and change their impact on revenue. Quantifind’s clients are some of the world’s most recognized brands, spanning industries such as automotive, consumer packaged goods, entertainment, financial services, pharmaceutical, retail, and telecom. Founded by two PhD’s in atomic physics, the company has offices in Silicon Valley, New York, and DC.
Our executives have decades of experience delivering world-class data, software, and client solutions to the marketplace.
Ari co-founded Quantifind in 2009 with the vision to help businesses make data driven decisions. Whether interpreting battlefield MRIs, creating innovative messaging for brands or investigating financial crimes, Ari's work on precision measurement and signal processing has distinguished his career.
John works alongside a team of data scientists to drive innovation and expansion of Quantifind's core capabilities. His work forms the backbone of our productization of previously esoteric data science. His prior academic work on high-dimensional information extraction from unstructured data guided the early development of Quantifind.
Madeleine’s vital role ensures that all Quantifind clients achieve their desired outcomes through their interactions with our company and our products. She has a track record of successfully building and training top-notch client services teams within some of the best agencies in the industry such as Digitas, Organic, Ogilvy, and Rosetta.
Paul leads the company's technical efforts – data science, data infrastructure, and the front-end data visualizations. He sets the schedule and tone for a dynamic team of engineers. He brings 25 years of experience in scaling and managing SaaS application development, Big Data infrastructure, and technical operations at startups in addition to publicly-traded software companies.
Lance is responsible for making sure every touchpoint of our brand is thoughtfully crafted. He helps make sure that the interdisciplinary work necessary to create complex software ultimately delivers an experience that delights users. He even designed the interior landscape of our office. Prior to Quantifind, Lance was owner and creative director of a Chicago design studio for 19 years.
Jason leads teams responsible for partnerships and compliance. His team is always looking for new ways to diversify Quantifind's data sources. Previously, he served as VP Business and Corporate Development for Efficient Frontier, where he led the acquisitions of Context Optional and Downstream Marketing and led the sale of Efficient Frontier to Adobe.
Adam defines both tactics and strategy in how Quantifind's data and methods will be applied to new client business questions. He works cross-functionally across the organization and is currently leading Quantifind's Financial Crimes vertical. Prior to joining Quantifind, Adam spent 10 years as a consultant with specialization in sensors, algorithms and software.
Steve Katz was the first chief information security officer (CISO), appointed to the position at Citi in 1995. He then joined Merrill Lynch as CISO/CPO. Steve was appointed as the first financial services sector coordinator for critical infrastructure protection by the Secretary of the Treasury, was founder and first chairman of the FS-ISAC and provided congressional testimony on numerous occasions.
Mr. Perretta served as chief information and operations officer at MUFG Americas Holdings since April 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Perretta was the Global CIO of State Street for nine years. He also served over ten years at GE Capital being CIO at both the North America Consumer arm, and the Global Commercial Finance arm in addition to being group CTO at GE Capital.
Jim Richards served as Wells Fargo’s BSA Officer and Global Head of Financial Crimes Risk Management for 13 years, until recently launching his own RegTech advisory consulting group. Prior to Wells Fargo, Mr. Richards was the Director of Global AML Operations at Bank of America. He is the author of “Transnational Criminal Organizations, Cybercrime, and Money Laundering” (CRC Press 1998)
Joseph A. Grundfest is a Professor of Law and Business at Stanford Law School. He’s an expert on capital markets, corporate governance, and securities litigation. His scholarship has been published in the Harvard, Yale, and Stanford law reviews. Joe is also a senior faculty member with the Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance, a co-founder and director of Financial Engines, and a director of Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts & Co.
John Walecka is a Partner at Redpoint Ventures and is passionate about companies with disruptive products and innovative business models. John is very active in Redpoint’s investment efforts around companies using big data insights to create new business applications. He also serves on the board at Datameer, Lastline Security, Moogsoft, InterMolecular, and Avnera.
Amy Banse is Managing Director and Head of Funds for Comcast Ventures and leads strategy for the fund as it determines how best to support its portfolio companies through the Comcast/NBCUniversal platform. Amy has 20+ years of experience starting and building companies at Comcast. Amy was the founder of Comcast’s digital media division, Comcast Interactive Media (CIM), andestablished Comcast’s cross-platform product strategy.
Steve Krausz has 30+ years of venture capital experience. Steve has led or co-led USVP’s investments in Trusteer (acquired by IBM), Guidewire Software (IPO), Xylan (IPO), Epic Design (IPO), New Focus (IPO), Savings.com (acquired by Cox Target Media), Vontu (acquired by Symantec), Verity (IPO), CipherTrust (acquired by Secure Computing) and other great companies. Steve currently serves on the boards of Active-Semi, Appthority, Box (NYSE: BOX), Cato Networks, Electric Cloud, Exablox, Inside Sales (observer), Kaiam, Megapath, and Prevoty.
Prior to joining Cathay in 2015, Denis was a Partner at Iris Capital, Head of Corporate Venture at Orange, and Managing Partner at Innovacom, he oversaw the development of both Orange and Publicis’ venture capital activities. Prior to that, Denis worked as an officer at APE, the agency managing the French state’s holdings within the French Treasury, in charge of the areas of aerospace and defence.