About Core Commissions

Our Services

Core Commissions is a rapidly growing financial software company based in SW Washington, specializing in powerful, intuitive, and affordable sales commission management software and incentive pay solutions. Core delivers technology that gives businesses of any size the ability to automate the process of calculating and managing complex sales commission plans.

Core Commission’s management tracking software is recognized in the industry for:

  • The ability to automate the most complex commission management rules
  • Rapid installation; experienced at meeting the most aggressive deadlines
  • Superior reporting and analytic capabilities
Commission management software built in the Pacific Northwest.

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.

Jonathan Haas

Principal, Senior Systems Engineer

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.

Shane Phillips

Principal, Senior Systems Implementer

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.

James Johnston

Managed Services Lead

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.

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. – 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.