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Onit Plays Strategic Hardball with New Heavyweight Executive Team

HOUSTON, May 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Onit, Inc., a leading provider of Enterprise Legal Management (ELM) solutions, today announced the appointment of Joe Kazemieh as Vice President of ELM Sales, EMEA. In addition, Chris Driver was promoted to Vice President of ELM Sales (Central Region). Both will be reporting to Matt DenOuden, the Vice President of Global Sales. Onit’s executive management team now includes dynamic thought leaders from all the major legal e-billing and matter management companies. These strategic moves provide Onit with an industry leading management expertise unsurpassed in its history to drive growth.

“We are elated to be bringing Joe on board at Onit,” said Eric M. Elfman, CEO and founder of Onit. “His addition to the team rounds out our deep expertise in the legal e-billing and matter management space. He will help lead our effort to not only sustain, but surpass our already significant growth momentum. Joe brings a wealth of experience to Fortune Global legal departments and has a proven track record of successfully building groups of thought-leading clients. Joe will be a highly valued and strategic player in our company’s success.”

With more than two decades of experience focused on optimizing legal and risk departments and changing the way law departments and law firms work together more efficiently, Joe Kazemieh will work with European corporate legal department clients to optimize service delivery and develop strategies that define the value of legal services within the corporation.

Prior to joining Onit, Joe was the executive vice president of sales for a major legal services management and technology corporation, where he spearheaded the firm’s new products and initiatives focused on changing how general counsel and corporate legal departments think about legal spend management software. Before that he was regional director of sales at a global enterprise legal management firm.

Joe has a strong penchant for standardization, metrics, analytics and efficiencies, and has led innovation in the business of law for more than two decades. His experience includes executive business development leadership positions at organizations offering ELM solutions to leading law departments globally and helping technology companies evolve their products and grow their business. He frequently speaks on the business of law, risk department optimization, data analysis and reporting and legal technology.

Joe holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in electronic engineering from the University of London.

Onit also recently promoted Chris Driver to Vice President of ELM, Sales (Central Region). In this new role he will be responsible for establishing and growing corporate client relationships to insure client satisfaction through assisting in improving and expanding the use and value of Onit’s products and services. Prior to joining Onit, Chris was a manager of strategic accounts at Datacert. Chris is a graduate of Texas A&M University. He has worked in the ELM market for more than a dozen years.

The new management team includes:

  • Eric M. Elfman, co-founder of Onit and Datacert
  • Eric Smith, co-founder of Onit and Datacert
  • York Richards, CFO
  • Matt DenOuden, VP, Global Sales (formerly with TyMetrix)
  • Chris Driver, VP, ELM, Sales (Central Region) (formerly with Datacert)
  • Cole Morgan, VP, ELM Solutions (formerly with Datacert)
  • Joe Kazemieh, VP, ELM, Sales (EMEA) (formerly with Quovant, ELM Solutions and Mitratech)
  • Jill Black, VP, Marketing (formerly with Datacert)
  • John Gilman, VP, Products (formerly with Datacert)
  • Bernie Barcio, VP, Development (formerly with Datacert)
  • Brian Hauf, VP, Customer Success

About Onit
Onit is the leading provider of Enterprise Legal Management (ELM) solutions for the 21st century. Brought to you by the same team that created Spend Management a generation ago, Onit is transforming the way legal departments drive operational and process improvements. By focusing on process, Onit Apps help customers drive tremendous gains in efficiency, accelerate transaction velocity and reduce costs. For more information, visit www.onit.com or contact 1-800-281-1330.

Contact: Onit Jill Black jill.black@onit.com 713-560-9225

Source:Onit, Inc.