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Elsen Wins Innovation & Technology Award

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Elsen is kicking off the summer and heading into the holiday weekend on a high note – with an award for best tech innovation of the year!


For the past 21 years MITX – the Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange – has been honoring the achievements of the local tech and digital marketing community. Some of the region’s most notable and successful companies have been recognized by MITX over the past two decades and we’re extremely proud that Elsen has joined their ranks.

At the awards ceremony last night in downtown Boston, we took home the award for Best Tech Innovation of the Year – Small to Mid-Size Business. The award recognizes new products from businesses with less than 100 employees. Judges from the local tech community evaluated products based on innovation, implementation and growth strategy, and the overall value provided to users. We were up against some really talented companies – Cantina, Pixability, Great Horn and Percipient Networks – making the win that much more special.

It’s been a busy couple of months at Elsen with Thomson Reuters introducing the first commercial product built on Elsen nPlatform in April, and then rolling it out ahead of schedule in Asia only a few weeks later. The quick traction that Thomson Reuters has been able to gain with its new product – QA Point Powered by Elsen – is a strong testament to the value that Elsen nPlatform can provide to end users. And this MITX win is an extremely gratifying validation that others are seeing the value in what we’ve built too.

New England has a well-earned reputation for being a center of technology and innovation, and its strong local community of entrepreneurs and technologists has played a large part in helping Elsen grow. With 250 member companies representing over 7,500 professionals, MITX is a dynamic and growing community of thought leaders, collaborators, and individuals in search of insight, education and opportunity. It’s amazing to be recognized by such a distinguished group!

Thank you, MITX and congrats to all the other MITX Award winners and finalists!

Zac keeps Elsen running. From recruiting and managing a top-performing executive team, to driving critical decisions and developing partnerships with world-class companies, he ensures all areas of the business are aligned with the company’s strategic goals. An engineer by training, Zac worked at Schneider Electric before catching the finance bug. During a later position at Credit Suisse, he applied his engineering and programming skills to macroeconomic research. His ability to create solutions that address complex problems in manageable ways gave him the tools he needs to solve difficult finance problems. What Zac loves most about Elsen is its talented team of dedicated people who want to do something awesome every day. When he’s not leading the team, he enjoys longboarding, surfing, cooking, watching Chef's Table, and playing board games. Zac holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University and holds several patents for cool stuff like fluid mechanics.