Erik Haines is the Managing Director and Head of Data Insights at Guidepoint. He joined Guidepoint through the acquisition of Quanton Data, an alternative data insights company where we was founder and CEO. With extensive experience in sourcing and building innovative data products for institutional investors, Erik is a recognized leader in the field. Prior to Quanton, Erik was VP of Business Development & Strategic Partnerships with Majestic Research and managed his group through the acquisition of Majestic by ITG, Inc. At Majestic (and subsequently ITG Investment Research), Erik was responsible for forging and managing all of the firm’s proprietary data partnerships. Erik has been involved with several successful startups in the health-care, financial services and travel industries. Erik attended New York University and Columbia University for studies in Economics, Mathematics and Applied Physics.