UniverseIT is a Houston, Texas – based IT firm specializing in education technology and data analytics. Founded in Summer 2017 as Lonestar CIO by 19-year Microsoft veteran, Joe Eldridge, Lonestar CIO served as a way for Joe to continue his storied legacy of providing exceptional CIO and CTO services to clients all over the world. One such client’s need for a student management system is when UniverseIT first began to take shape. The software selection process eventually led to Lonestar CIO partnering with the makers of the chosen software, Classe365, an EdTech company headquartered in Sydney, Australia and becoming their premier US partner. With this new partnership in place, Joe shifted focus to EdTech. After partnering with one of his former colleagues, analytics expert Erica Blair Weldon, Lonestar CIO was renamed to the more encompassing, UniverseIT.
Our mission is simple: To take your organization beyond the cloud – enabling you for universal success.
President and CEO
Joe is a 19-year Microsoft veteran and has a 30-year wealth of technology experience. He formerly directed numerous organizations at Mircrosoft, is a certified Scrum master, and has led numerous large projects to success, including the 6-month BizTalk implementation for Ford Motor Co. His technical acumen, abounding charisma, and masterful leadership propel our organization, and yours, to success.
Executive Vice President and COO
Erica is a data and analytics expert and one of the keenest minds of her generation. She has the ability to break down a problem to its roots and create exciting and innovative solutions to meet her clients’ needs. She runs the operations of the business with this same methodology and strives to ensure client success.
ERP Solutions Director / Partner
David Hatfield is a highly experienced financial systems consultant with a track record of successfully implementing Microsoft Dynamics GP, NAV & BC implementations for over 50 companies. David has nearly 20 years of consulting experience, during which he has managed and trained consultants, coordinated system integrations, managed profitability on projects, provided end-user training, and process documentation and automation.