Press Release

Ernst and Young Announces Vance Brown Entrepeneur Of The Year

June 30, 2014 - Colorado Springs, CO.

EY announced that President and CEO Vance Brown of Cherwell Software received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award in the Technology category in the Mountain Desert region. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Brown was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a gala event held in the Seawell Ballroom at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, June 26, 2014.

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“I’m honored to be recognized alongside such inspirational leaders,” said Brown. “This award is a reflection of the brilliant minds and meticulous efforts of Cherwell Software employees and my co-founders, Arlen Feldman and Timothy Pfeifer, who are devoted to enriching IT service delivery.”

Cherwell Software is the maker of Cherwell Service Management®, a best of breed IT service management solution and the youngest company on the Gartner Magic Quadrant for IT Service Support Management Tools.

As a Mountain Desert award winner, Brown is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur of the Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 15, 2014. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.


Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are sponsored in the United States by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America. In the Mountain Desert region, sponsors include Faegre Baker Daniels, Colliers International, Scherzer International, and the Denver Business Journal.

About EY

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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: