About Core Commissions

What We Do

At Core Commissions, we are dedicated to simplifying the sales commission process. Our flexible and powerful sales commission management software fully automates sales incentive and commission calculations. The tools are intuitive and cost-effective but capable of handling even the most complex commission rules. Users process commissions and generate individualized reports with a few button clicks. 

Based in SW Washington, Core Commissions has been developing financial solutions for commission-based sales organizations of any size for over 15 years. 

We can: 

  • Automate your commission process
  • Get you up and running quickly
  • Generate in-depth reports and analytics

Management Team

Kirt Phillips

Founder and CEO

Core’s founder and CEO, Kirt Phillips, has over 25 years experience in commission management and BI software development. Under Kirt’s leadership Core has grown from a small custom development shop into an industry leader in incentive compensation management. An engineering graduate of Texas A&M, Kirt is an expert in financial management systems and has previously served in executive and advisory positions at several leading-edge technology companies including New Edge Networks and GST Telecom. When not working on new ways to automate complex rules, Kirt may be found perfecting his neopolitan pizza recipes or hiking in the Columbia River Gorge.

Dave Havens

Co-founder and Chief Product Architect

Dave brings more than 20 years of hands-on software development and data architecture experience. He has been involved with Core since its inception and headed up the design of Core’s industry-leading rules engine. As Chief Product Architect, Dave is involved with all technology-related operations with oversight on best practices, software requirement specifications, and programming. Dave holds a BS in Software Engineering Technology from Oregon Institute of Technology and in his spare time, you can find him running, exploring overseas business opportunities, and playing board games.

Jonathan Haas

Product Development Supervisor

Jonathan graduated with a computer science degree from Seattle Pacific University and joined Core after a position as a software developer at Faithlife, working on Logos Bible Software. Although he occasionally assists with customer implementations, Jonathan primarily works behind the scenes in a development role managing and maintaining servers, administering databases, and rolling out Core feature upgrades. Outside of work Jonathan is very involved in his church as a youth group leader and Sunday school teacher, loves to sail the San Juan Islands, and is an accomplished mountain climber.

James Johnston

Managed Services Supervisor

As lead of Core’s Managed Services Division, James is key in managing a full project lifecycle including requirements gathering, functional design, installation, user acceptance testing, issue resolution and production implementation. James works closely with clients making sure Core exceeds customer expectations. James graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in Management Information Systems. When not in the office, he enjoys playing guitar and participating in fantasy sports.

Clare Goggin Sivits

Marketing Manager

Clare manages and directs marketing efforts for Core Commissions across multiple platforms. With a diverse background, she takes a unique perspective on how to introduce new and potential customers to Core Commissions that is based on her experiences as a writer, metrics enthusiast, and strategic marketing professional. When not spreading the word about powerful commission automation tools, Clare writes for various publications about beer and spirits and also explores the incredible beer scene in the Portland Metro area.

Shane Phillips

Implementation Manager

Overseeing the implementation team, Shane ensures that the Core toolset is being used in the most efficient and practical manner to meet the needs of our customers. ETL data mapping, report creation, troubleshooting and resolving complex technical issues are all under his domain. Shane holds a degree in Atmospheric Sciences with a minor in Applied Math from the University of Washington. He joined Core Commissions after a summer stint as a line cook at The Bad Monkey in Ocean City, Maryland. In his spare time Shane enjoys traveling, camping and his Nintendo Switch.

Lynn Phillips

Vice President of Operations Support

Lynn’s role is to equip the organization with systems and infrastructure to operate efficiently and within budget. She oversees HR, marketing, billing, and office administrative functions. Lynn learned the ropes in the telecom industry at Electric Lightwave and GST Telecom, where she was responsible for expanding market presence into new cities and strengthening the company’s existing footprint across the Western US and Hawaii. Lynn graduated from Western Maryland College with an Economics Degree. Puzzles, wine tasting, and travel keep Lynn busy during off-hours.


Want to work for us?

We are always looking for technical gurus to support our growing team. Click here to see all current opportunities with Core Commissions. If you’re a passionate worker and think you have what it takes, send your resume and details to info@corecommissions.com for all opportunities.