David Meredith serves as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Everbridge, the global leader in critical event management and enterprise safety software applications, where he leads the company towards delivering on its mission to keep people safe and businesses running. He joined Everbridge in July 2019.
David has over 25 years of executive leadership experience across leading multi-billion-dollar cloud managed services providers and software companies. Prior to Everbridge, David served as Chief Operating Officer at Rackspace, helping lead the company’s transformation from managed hosting to a multi-cloud ITaaS provider recognized as a Leader by the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Worldwide Public Cloud Infrastructure. He served during a period of growth which included the integration of the largest acquisition in Rackspace’s history.
Prior to Rackspace, David served as a President at CenturyLink where he led the successful multibillion-dollar spin-out for the Global Data Center Hosting (formerly Savvis and Qwest Hosting) business and roll-up of multiple managed security and big data Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies into that platform.
David has 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.
As an industry thought leader, numerous media outlets and industry organizations have recognized and quoted David from BusinessWeek and USA Today to CIO Magazine and NPR’s Morning Edition. In 2016, 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. David also donates his time to community organizations such as the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, where he serves on its Board of Directors.
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.