Founder, President, and CEO of XCEND Group Inc. in Brighton. XCEND was ranked 139th on Inc.
magazine’s 2009 list of the “500 Fastest Growing Private Companies.” Founded in 2005, XCEND has 15 employees, revenues of $5.3 million, and has worked with more than 250 clients (including 35 Fortune 1000 companies) in designing and implementing IT Lifecycle Management systems. Prior to founding XCEND, Schoenherr worked for Altiris, a provider of IT Lifecycle Management solutions that help IT organizations better manage and secure their IT assets. It was this experience that led Schoenherr and two other former Altiris employees to start XCEND, recognizing a need in the marketplace for a consulting firm that could help clients implement Altiris solutions and realize the return on investment they were seeking. In its second year of operation, XCEND was named Altiris’ Platinum Partner of the Year and since then has gone on to be a three-time Altiris APEX award winner. XCEND recently expanded its focus with business intelligence for IT solutions: MetriX Real-time Dashboards. MetriX allows customers to easily and quickly build real-time dashboards for all of their IT management applications. With this expansion, XCEND expects to grow headcount and revenues over the next two years. Schoenherr is a 22-year sales and marketing executive in the technology industry and previously worked for Hayes Microcomputer Products, Allied Telesis, and Compaq Computer. He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Western Michigan University.