50 Innovative Companies to Watch 2018

From Comprehensive ITIL Support To a World-Class IT Self-Service Portal to Intuitive Reporting and Dashboards, Cherwell Helps You Accomplish All

thesiliconreview-vance-brown-executive-chairman-co-founder-cherwell-2018Cherwell’s co-founders were the industry veterans who personally experienced the frustrations, disappointments and broken promises standard within the software industry. They always dreamt of a better kind of company. They wanted to put customers first and provide an exceptional customer experience—confident that profit and other business rewards would follow. They wanted to build a company that would stand the test of time. And finally, keeping their mission alive, Cherwell was set up.

With decades of combined experience in the IT industry, the company’s founders began by tackling the core workload of all IT departments. By providing the tools needed to automate routine maintenance tasks and simplify the delivery of IT services, its technology gives IT teams the freedom to focus on business enablement and transformation.

In fact, Cherwell’s technology was built from the ground up—not retrofitted—to empower innovation beyond the traditional boundaries of IT. Its modern, metadata platform lets one rapidly build and refine business solutions without the need to manage code, employ costly development resources, or worry about breaking what one has already built when it’s time to upgrade.

Armed with unprecedented power and flexibility, Cherwell customers have automated workflow for thousands of line-of-business solutions—from Employee Onboarding to Loan Processing to Student Information Systems. And with the Enterprise Service Management mApps (merge-able applications), IT teams can download pre-built solutions into their Cherwell environment that instantly extend service management capabilities to other areas of the business, such as HR, Facilities, Information Security, and Project Management.

Addison's Walk: The Source of Inspiration.

It was down Addison's Walk, alongside the River Cherwell, that J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis once strolled and developed the stories for The Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia. Both The Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia are classic stories that have survived the test of time—stories about men and women engaged in noble causes and battling against what at times appear to be insurmountable odds.

At Cherwell Software, the team of industry veterans passionate about their noble cause—listening to the customers and caring for their needs. The company was built upon the premises that if it listens to its customers, care about and strive to meet their needs, and provide quality products and extraordinary customer care, and then the company will stand the test of time.

Today, named after the River Cherwell, which flows through the central part of England and joins the River Thames in Oxford, England, Cherwell is a global leader in IT service management and IT asset management. Cherwell empowers IT to lead through the use of powerful and intuitive technology that enables better, faster, and more affordable innovation.

A Special Message from Executive Chairman, Vance Brown

At Cherwell Software, we’re most passionate about our noble cause—listening to our customers and serving their needs. We describe our goal as “Accelerating Organizational Purpose.” Simply put, our goal is to help our customers achieve their core purpose through the use of intuitive technology that enables better, faster and more affordable innovation.

We’re a fast-growing, profitable, privately-owned company. We have the time and energy to focus on our customers' needs, and their satisfaction remains our top priority—instead of focusing first on the bottom dollar. This approach pays huge dividends. Customers and people are the first things, whereas money is the second thing. C. S. Lewis said it best, “Put first things first and we get second things are thrown in: put second things first and we lose both first and second things.”

I think our company is good at putting first things first. Our very name reflects this core value of having a lasting mission.

The employees at Cherwell have a long and successful heritage in this industry. We desire to build great technology in an industry we enjoy—while building lasting relationships with our employees, customers, partners, and IT Legends who are shaping the present and future of service management. Our scalable, easy-to-configure software, together with our flexible hosting and pricing models, allow us to serve both small companies, as well as some of the largest Global 2000 enterprises. We are a US-based company with offices and partners around the world, and approximately one-half of our sales are outside of the US. Please give us a chance to see if we really are a different kind of company.

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The most trusted ITSM software provider

The Cherwell platform is exceptionally easy to customize and configure, so one can quickly and cost-effectively adapt to evolving IT and business needs.

Choose from subscription or perpetual pricing, on-premises or SaaS, and the ability to switch anytime. Enjoy all-inclusive, concurrent licensing, with no hidden or unanticipated costs—EVER. From comprehensive ITIL support to a world-class IT self-service portal to intuitive reporting and dashboards, there's virtually nothing one can't accomplish with Cherwell.

Meet the Leader

Vance Brown, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder:  Cherwell Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of the Board, Vance Brown is Cherwell’s leading ITSM expert, and one of the ITSM software industry's most notable thought-leaders. Prior to founding Cherwell, Vance was president and CEO of GoldMine® Software Corporation (now HEAT Software and previously FrontRange® Solutions).

Vance graduated summa cum laude from Wake Forest University and then with honors from the University of North Carolina Law School. He also completed a Stanford University Graduate School of Business executive program and a Harvard summer graduate program. In 2009, Vance was given the Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award by Wake Forest University "in recognition of his entrepreneurial spirit, creativity, achievement, and social responsibility." Additionally, Vance was named EY Entrepreneur of the YearTM 2014 Award winner. Vance is a student of what makes up a great company culture, entrepreneurship, and what gives meaning to life.