David Meredith serves as Chief Executive Officer & Board Director of Everbridge (NASDAQ: EVBG), the global leader in Critical Event Management (CEM) software (SaaS) solutions that automate and accelerate operational response to critical events in order to Keep People Safe and Organizations Running™.
As a result of rapid growth in company revenue, cash flow and market cap, Everbridge moved up into the large-cap Russell 1000® Index in 2020.
With offices across 20+ cities globally, Everbridge software helps protect over 700 million people spanning several country-wide deployments across all major regions of the world, many federal agencies, most U.S. states, and thousands of first responders. With almost 6,000 enterprise and healthcare customers, Everbridge serves 8 of the 10 largest U.S. cities, 9 of the 10 largest U.S.-based investment banks, 47 of the 50 busiest North American airports, 9 of the 10 largest global consulting firms, 8 of the 10 largest global automakers, 9 of the 10 largest U.S.-based health care providers, and 7 of the 10 largest technology companies in the world.
Reflecting Everbridge’s mission-driven culture, as well as the company’s category leadership in Critical Event Management, Everbridge won several recent awards. Based on Glassdoor data, Everbridge ranked as the third highest-rated public cloud computing company to work for during COVID-19, and additionally received certification as a 2020 Great Place to Work® by the Global Authority on Workplace Culture, as well as being listed on the 2020 Best Company Culture – Top 50 rankings. Named a Top 30 Fastest-Growing Market Leader in Massachusetts for the second consecutive year, Everbridge also won Growth Company of the Year from the Technology Leadership Council and received the Department of Defense’s prestigious Above and Beyond Award for supporting the U.S. National Guard and Reserve.
Prior to Everbridge, David amassed over 25 years of senior executive leadership and board director roles across both multi-billion-dollar public companies as well as PE-backed technology-focused firms. His previous employers include Rackspace, CenturyLink (now Lumen Technologies), VeriSign, CGI, and Capital One Financial Corporation.
As an industry thought leader, numerous media outlets and industry organizations have hosted, recognized, and quoted David from CNBC’s Mad Money with Jim Cramer and UK-Based Sky News Live to Nasdaq Trade Talk and NPR’s Morning Edition, among others. In 2020, David ranked Top 50 in the largest company category by Comparably for Best CEO and earned a CEO rating of A+, measured across 60,000+ companies. In 2016, The Uptime Institute recognized David’s contributions to the Industry by presenting him with their Change Leader Award. Georgia Trend Magazine named him a “Top 40 under 40 – Best and Brightest Leader” in 2008.
In 2020, David helped Everbridge develop and launch the impactful “COVID-19 R2R: The Road to Recovery” leadership summit series that engaged 40,000 senior executives, government, and health officials from 150 countries. Notable keynotes interviewed by David include President George W. Bush, Anthony Fauci, MD, U.S. General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.), as well as adding President Bill Clinton and others in 2021.
David earned his master’s degree from the University of Virginia (UVA), where he previously served as Chairperson for the Management of Information Technology Advisory Board. He graduated with honors from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Corporate Finance.