LONDON – Oct. 27, 2009 – Service‑now.com, the pioneer of modern
SaaS for IT service management, today announced Chris
Gomersall as Service‑now.com VP of EMEA sales and services. Chris
immediately assumes full responsibility for Service‑now.com sales,
partner alliances and operations in EMEA and is focused on expanding
Service‑now.com direct and channel sales.
Chris is a technology industry veteran with a significant amount of
experience in not only IT service management but also in working and
leading teams in both large and small software organizations.
Chris ran the Peregrine Systems northern European business from 2002
to 2004 during which time he lead a highly effective team in the
United Kingdom, the Nordics, the Middle East and Africa. Prior to
Peregrine Systems Chris held senior management positions with Oracle
and Tivoli where he built and managed teams focused on EMEA‑based
Global 2000 accounts.
After leaving Peregrine Systems, Chris established the EMEA business
for PolyServe and was CEO of Ipsotek, a UK‑based video analytics company.
Chris said, "The quality of people at Service‑now.com initially
attracted me to the company. I look forward to adding my experience in
the enterprise IT software industry to help change the game in IT
service management. Together we will rapidly expand our business
Rob Luddy, Service‑now.com VP of worldwide sales and marketing,
said, "Chris comes to Service‑now.com with a track record of
success perfectly suited to help us accelerate our triple‑digit growth
in EMEA. His experience in meeting the needs of both enterprise and
mid‑market customers while leading diverse organizations will provide
our EMEA organization with the leadership we seek to help us surpass
the aggressive growth goals we have for the region."
Service‑now.com closed FY09 on June 30, 2009 with more than $28
million in recurring revenue. Service‑now.com expects to exceed $50
million in recurring revenue at the end of FY10.
Service‑now.com will host "Unlock Opportunity," a virtual
conference from Oct. 27 – Nov. 5. Register today for this complimentary conference
to gain access to a wealth of information that helps IT organizations
address and mitigate the growing risk of end‑of‑life software
applications. Several Service‑now.com customers, Bill Keyworth of
Ptak, Noel & Associates, and Service‑now.com executives will
discuss options available to IT organizations facing a substantial,
disruptive and expensive software upgrade or end‑of‑life situation.
Service‑now.com enterprise IT service management software combines
ITIL v3 process support, software‑as‑a‑service
(SaaS) delivery, and modern Web functionality to provide a flexible,
intuitive and self‑managing application. Service‑now.com was founded
Luddy, former CTO of Peregrine Systems and Remedy. The company is
headquartered in Solana Beach, Calif. with offices in New York and
London. Service‑now.com has more than 320 enterprise customers
worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.service‑now.com/.