The Founder 
Vic Maculaitis, CAMS
Vic Maculaitis - Founder of i3strategies 

Vic is a seasoned professional having held executive and analytical positions across government, industry, and consulting. Considered a thought leader and expert in the multiple disciplines of financial crimes and intelligence, Vic has expanded his skill set as a business operator and entrepreneur. Aside from founding i3strategies, Vic began as a Partner at AML RightSource, a Gabriel Partners Company in June 2016 where he has built and grown the financial crimes advisory practice.

Vic has a passion for and cares deeply about US national security interests. As a former collegiate student-athlete and an admirer of the US special operations community, Vic believes that professional responsibility and teamwork is the foundation for success. 

Vic finds great value in autodidactism (self-learning). Vic believes that the cost and admission criteria is totally up to the individual willing to put in the time and hold themself accountable. In addition, Vic has amassed strong traditional academic and professional credentials as follows:

  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Criminal Justice | The University of Akron
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Political Science | Walsh University
  • Graduate Work (MA) in Strategic Intelligence | American Military University
  • Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) | ACAMS
  • Former Intelligence Professional (FIP) | AFIO
  • Member Certified Fraud Examiners | ACFE
  • Cleared Professional (Top Secret/NATO Access) | Department of Defense
The Evolution of the Business
i3strategies was founded in October 2015 as a strategic management consulting firm focused on providing financial services and federal clients with strategies for countering financial crimes and illicit finance threats.  

The vision and legal formation began in San Francisco, CA before our start up operations launched in Newport Beach, CA in March 2016.

In June 2016 our core business model began shifting to a more diverse strategic management consulting firm assisting clients across many industry verticals on an array of issues outside of financial crimes and illicit finance threats.

In September 2016 we settled into our downtown Phoenix, AZ office and began day-to-day operations. We intend to focus on our core service offerings (Strategic Insights, Intelligence Analysis, and Threat Management) in the near term.
The Core Values
We believe that core values shape the way we approach our business. The following core values are applied to what we do and how we do it.

  • Patriotism - we proudly and vigorously support our national interests and security.
  • Ethics - we always do the right thing and steer clear of the fine line.
  • Passion - we get excited about what we are doing and who we are doing it for.
  • Excellence - we adhere to higher standards and continuously move the bar.
  • Entrepreneurship - we believe venture and risk can lead to amazing things.
  • Service - we know that service to our clients is the core of our business.
The Vision 
i3strategies is attempting to bring an element of disruption to a crowded professional services space. We intend to build and grow our business based on our core values. We will build meaningful partnerships and relationships. We will translate those partnerships and relationships into a sustainable business with a strong economic outlook. 
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