Press Release

Cherwell Software Doubles Employee Base and Hires Key ITSM Executives

ITSM Industry Veterans to Support Revenue Growth, Global Channel Expansion, New Office in Germany

November 12, 2014 - Colorado Springs, CO.

Cherwell Software continues to drive rapid growth while staying focused on customer success. By the numbers, Cherwell has doubled its employee base in the last year and will open a second European office in Munich, Germany in early 2015. Three key ITSM executives, with decades of combined expertise and a proven track record of success, have joined Cherwell on the journey to enable IT departments everywhere. Cherwell Software is also honored to win the Growth Company of the Year award from the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance (CSRBA).


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“At our core, we deeply value ITSM industry experience–it’s in our DNA,” said Vance Brown, CEO of Cherwell Software. “This is one of many elements that make Cherwell Software different. We actively seek to understand and to exceed customer expectations, enabling IT to realistically deliver on the vision of technology enablement for the first time in this industry.”

New executive hires include ITSM industry veterans:

  • Peter Dunlap – Vice President, Global Partners and Alliances
  • Gene Sharp – Regional Vice President, Sales, North America East
  • Shaun Trejo- Regional Vice President, Sales, North America West

As a team, Dunlap, Sharp and Trejo contribute extensive in-depth ITSM industry knowledge, global sales infrastructure and channel development experience, and several decades of Fortune 1000 software sales expertise to Cherwell. All three will report to Craig Harper.

Peter Dunlap joins Cherwell Software as Vice President, Global Partners and Alliances and will lead global partner programs. Mr. Dunlap built and managed successful partner programs at ServiceNow, BMC Software, and Courion Corporation. Partner recruitment and enablement are an important aspect of Cherwell’s international growth and will complement the opening of a new sales office in Munich, Germany in early 2015.

“I’m excited to join an industry-leading service management software company with such visible momentum,” said Dunlap. “It’s been clear to me for some time that Cherwell Software has a broad strategic vision that extends far beyond ITSM, and I believe that my industry experience is a great fit to lead Cherwell’s global partner channel expansion.”

Gene Sharp joins Cherwell Software as Regional Vice President of Sales for Eastern North America. Mr. Sharp led sales teams at ServiceNow and was Area Vice President, Northeast for BMC Software. Mr. Sharp’s background also includes extensive enterprise software sales experience at Citrix Systems, Mercury Interactive (acquired by Hewlett Packard) and Sybase (acquired by SAP).

Shaun Trejo joins Cherwell Software as Regional Vice President of Sales for Western North America. Mr. Trejo’s ITSM experience is extensive, and he has led sales teams at BMC Software, Peregrine Systems (later acquired by BMC Software), and Remedy Software (later acquired by Peregrine Systems). Most recently, Mr. Trejo was VP of Sales at Unified.

Cherwell is proud of the many new faces we have met, both employees and customers. Cherwell is also honored to be recognized as Growth Company of the Year by the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance (CSRBA) on November 1st. “The Business Alliance is proud to have Cherwell Software as a member of our business community, and we are thrilled to honor them with this well-deserved recognition,” stated Joe Raso, president & CEO, CSRBA. “As one of the fastest growing companies in the region, Cherwell Software works alongside the Business Alliance to help further expand the technology sector in the Pikes Peak region.”

About Cherwell Software

Cherwell (@Cherwell) empowers organizations to transform their business through the rapid adoption and easy management of digital services. Cherwell’s adaptable platform has enabled thousands of organizations to modernize their business operations with customizable service management, automation, and reporting across the enterprise. For more information, visit: