every
keystroke
is an
opportunity.

elicit gives marketers control over the single most-used feature on a website:
the search box.

With that power at your fingertips,
conversion rates triple and abandonment drops by half.

You’ve already paid for visitors to come to your site. Now make them customers.


elicit delivers results for world-class brands.

search unboxed.

elicit is fundamentally different than what you think search can be. It unpacks all the information-and potential-waiting inside that box.

Benefits
Our Team

A venture-backed internet SaaS software company based in Chicago, elicit transforms on-site search into the most powerful branding and conversion tool on the web.

With elicit, marketers and retailers can now curate search results, better aligning brand story, marketing calendar, promotional initiatives and eBusiness objectives.

Founded by Eric and Adam Heneghan, thought leaders in the interactive space, we have two decades of experience in building top-tier sites and web services for Fortune 1000 companies.

Here are the people making it happen.

The elicit Team:

Eric Heneghan

Eric Heneghan

Founder

A serial entrepreneur, Eric previously launched Giant Step with his brother Adam in an attic in Iowa and sold the business to Leo Burnett several years later. Not one to stay idle for long, Eric got right back to work with Elevation, a digital agency focused on building strategies that help companies such as Pella, Jones Lang LaSalle and Motorola leverage the evolving digital landscape.

An expert in building award-winning digital marketing platforms, Eric has worked closely with such iconic global brands as P&G, General Motors, and Kellogg’s, among many others.

Eric speaks regularly on eCommerce strategies at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and sits on the advisory council of the University of Iowa’s Henry B. Tippie School of Management Marketing Department.

Adam Heneghan

Adam Heneghan

Founder and President

As a co-founder of the breakthrough interactive agency Giant Step with his brother Eric, Adam turned marketing executives on to the power and profit of the Internet. The breadth of Adam’s knowledge of Internet technology and digital marketing is deep. Adam was a key advisor to many marquis brands who turned to him for his expertise in digital marketing, including Hallmark, United Airlines, Purina and Disney to name a few. As the Internet and digital marketing matured, Adam joined Eric in building Elevation into a world-class digital agency focused on building strategies and programs to help companies better leverage the evolving digital landscape.

Today, Adam oversees elicit’s vision, linking the science of technology to the art of design.

Sunil Taneja

Sunil Taneja

Founder and CTO

Sunil leads elicit’s technology and development team. He has over 20 years experience in building and leading teams focused on interactive product and enterprise software development. His areas of expertise include business intelligence applications, eCommerce, content management, internet trading and mobile solutions.

Prior to elicit, Sunil was CTO at Elevation and Director technology at Arc Worldwide. He has developed innovative user interfaces, large scale online-offline loyalty programs, product configuration tools, and high volume eCommerce sites.

Chris Phenner

Chris Phenner

SVP, Sales

Chris began his web career in 1996 selling the Mosaic Browser. Since then, he has worked on both direct-to-consumer and business-to-business platforms, including Audible.com, CNET, Napster, RollingStone.com, Thumbplay, and Spyglass.

An enterprise SaaS sales leader, Chris has helped TBG Digital, Spruce Media, TubeMogul, and UNIFIED, work with agencies and brands.

He is a frequent speaker at industry gatherings where he is asked to share his sales and marketing insights.

Our Investors

Our investors are helping us to change the way marketers think
about on-site search.

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    Your search is over. Here’s our location in Chicago.

    100 West Kinzie Street
    Suite 200
    Chicago, Illinois 60654

    t: 929.322.3463