Everbridge Appoints Former Rackspace Exec as New CEO
David Meredith succeeds long-time CEO Jaime Ellertson who is transitioning to the role of executive chairman of the Everbridge Board.
BURLINGTON, Mass. — Everbridge (Nasdaq: EVBG), a provider of critical event management and enterprise safety software applications, has appointed David Meredith as CEO and member of the Everbridge Board of Directors.
The appointment is effective July 15.
Meredith brings over 25 years of executive leadership experience across leading multibillion-dollar Cloud-managed services providers and software companies. He most recently served as COO of Rackspace, a provider of managed services across major public and private Cloud technologies.
Meredith succeeds long-time CEO Jaime Ellertson who is transitioning to the role of executive chairman of the Everbridge Board.
“David has an extensive background scaling category-leading software-as-a-service and infrastructure providers, demonstrating a strong record of corporate growth, customer satisfaction and employee engagement,” states Ellertson. “Last June, we announced our intent to identify and retain an executive who could lead our business through the next stage of growth to $1 billion in annual revenue, and I am confident that David’s experience and proven leadership skills make him the perfect choice for this role.”
As COO of Rackspace, Meredith helped lead the transformation from managed hosting to a multi-Cloud ITaaS provider. He served during a period of growth which included the integration of the largest acquisition in the company’s history.
Prior to Rackspace, Meredith served as president of global data center hosting at CenturyLink. In this role, he was responsible for P&L oversight, sales, product management, marketing, operations, security, service delivery and analytics for nearly 60 large data centers and related operations across North America, Europe and Asia.
Meredith helped lead the successful carve out of the CenturyLink/Savvis global data center hosting platform and roll-up of multiple SaaS managed security and big data companies as part of a $2.8 billion private equity transaction.
“I am excited to be joining the Everbridge leadership team and to become part of the Everbridge family that has built such a powerful platform for helping businesses, governments and other organizations automate their operational response to manage critical events,” says Meredith.
He continues, “As a category leader, Everbridge has established an enviable, mission-based business built on a customer-first culture, helping government entities protect their constituents and helping companies protect employees, safeguard assets, and ensure business continuity through their global, unified Critical Event Management platform.”
Meredith formerly led international technology-related businesses in roles including CEO, president, and member of the board of directors. His experience spans a range of industry verticals from venture-backed firms such as NeuPals in China to business units of large public companies such as Capital One, CGI and VeriSign.
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