Cherwell Software announced the opening of their new European research and development centre in Dundee, Scotland. The office is initially employing 16 development staff with plans to grow the team in line with company expansion. Operating under the leadership of local Dundonian Fraser Patullo, the R&D centre is the first international satellite to the company’s technology team, which is based in Colorado Springs and led by Chief Product Officer Steve Rodda.
The Dundee office, located in Dundee One, the £1 billion redeveloped waterfront complex in the city centre, will be a focal point for Cherwell’s future product innovation and enhancements to their enterprise software products, which are sold in 40 countries worldwide. The Scottish development team, led by Patullo will report directly into Cherwell’s VP of Engineering Josh Turpen and will also work closely with the company’s sales and marketing offices in Reading, England, to offer enhanced support to their growing European customer base.
Steve Rodda, Chief Product Officer at Cherwell Software, adds: “Our business is expanding rapidly across the globe and experiencing dramatic growth in Europe and Asia. As a company, we’re investing 23% of revenue in R&D to deliver our ambitious product roadmap designed to serve the ever-faster pace of innovation required by our customers.”
Josh Turpen, Cherwell’s Vice President of Engineering commented, “As we tackle the growing demands on our engineering staff, the opening of this R&D centre in Scotland enables us to recruit talented computing graduates to join our team of world-class engineers.”
Since 2004, Cherwell Software has helped thousands of organisations globally to modernise their business operation by automaing services digitally. They have been recognised by industry analysts at Gartner, Forrester and IDC, in a market which is expected to reach $30 billion by 2020. In the last two years the company has received investments of $220 million from leading investment firm KKR as part of its Next Generation Technology Fund.
Shona Robison, Member of the Scottish Parliament for Dundee City East, added: “I’m delighted that Cherwell has chosen the Dundee waterfront to be the home of their European research and development operations. As well as creating 16 new skilled jobs, this is another step in the transformation of the waterfront as a European hub of industry and tourism. Dundee continues to grow its £200 million tech sector and I wish Cherwell every success in their local operations.”
Fraser Patullo, Director of Engineering at Cherwell Software, comments: “Dundee offers a rich supply of computer science graduates coming out of Abertay and Dundee universities and the vibrant and dynamic environment and world class infrastructure, making it a great place to work and live. As a local Dundonian myself and alumni of Abertay University, I have witnessed first-hand the rise of the digital media industry and the regeneration of the region into a thriving business hub, making it a great place for Cherwell to grow its R&D operations.”
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