Elsen was founded by three graduates of Northeastern University who came together to tackle some of the most difficult data problems in the financial industry.
After his stint with Credit Suisse, Elsen founder Zac Sheffer realized that the tools he was using to analyze data at one of the most venerable investment banks were less sophisticated than the ones he used at school. He knew he could have a big impact on the industry if he could improve the way financial institutions used their data.
After becoming aware of what his roommate Justin White was working on at IBM and the U.S. Government, Zac realized that he had found the perfect partner to start Elsen. One day over lunch, they agreed to start working together.
Way back in 2012, Zac and Justin recognized the difference between cool technology and something that changes people’s lives. They understood that the human element - the usability - of any solution was critical to success. That’s when they enlisted their fellow Northeastern alumnus Ryan Johnson, an experienced UI/UX designer, to complete the founding team.
With its team’s diverse skills, Elsen is able to provide future-forward data science technology that’s focused on the human element and ease-of-use. Creating turnkey financial data solutions that are easily grasped by all users, Elsen is - and will continue to be - a driver of innovation in a space afflicted by deep stagnation.