About Us

Haystack Associates, Inc. was established in 1989 by Denise Simons as an information  governance / compliance consulting firm in the Seattle area. 

Our experience includes analysis, design, and project management during implementation of IG, retention, security, and privacy programs. We have extensive experience in US and international regulatory requirements covering a variety of industries such as aerospace, transportation, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, food distribution, and commercial retail operations.

Our clients needs are the top priority. We provide innovative, practical solutions to meet the unique needs of each client and help them achieve their business objectives, manage risk and legal obligations, and achieve compliance with an increasingly complex range of legal, security, privacy and audit requirements. Our success is measured by the lasting client relationship not just the success of a single project.


Denise Simons is the Principal Consultant and Founder of Haystack Associates, Inc. She is an experienced professional in the fields of Information Management, Compliance, Privacy, Systems and Program Development, and Training. She is a member of ARMA and serves as the Treasurer for the GNW Region of ARMA.  She also serves as the current President of the Cloud Security Alliance Seattle Chapter, working to build the chapter from a small LinkedIn group in 2010 to over 1300 members from throughout the Pacific Northwest region.  

Contact Us

For information on how Haystack can help you meet your IG / Privacy and compliance needs contact us at:


253 631-1509