We are excited to announce that Onit’s CEO and co-founder, Eric M. Elfman, has won the Rice Business Alumni Award! This prestigious honor was bestowed on just six individuals this year. Eric won in the category of Industry Excellence in Technology.
Eric’s award profile reads in part “His career shifted to a focus in technology and he founded DataCert, Inc., a spend management software and services company. Under his leadership, DataCert grew from a small, entrepreneurial organization to a leading provider of corporate legal technology. Eric also co-founded Onit, a legal project management software company that specializes in solutions that simplify business process automation and productivity. Over his career, Eric and his companies have been recipients of numerous high-profile awards and distinctions, such as the 2002 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Emerging Technology, Four-time Inc. 500 Listing, and Multiple-year Inc. 5000 Listing. In addition, Eric currently serves as a member on the Rice Alliance for Technology & Entrepreneurship Advisory Board.”
Established by the Jones Graduate School Alumni Association (JGSAA), the Rice Business Alumni Awards annually recognize alumni for outstanding achievements in their professional fields and exemplary leadership. Recipients of these awards embody our four pillars of alumni engagement: community, philanthropy, volunteering and life-long learning. This means that when reviewing nominations, the selection committee took into special consideration those alumni who exemplify and consistently engage in supporting their communities through networking, philanthropy, volunteering and a demonstrated passion for learning.