Vernon Irvin is Executive Vice President & Chief Revenue Officer at Everbridge, the global leader in Critical Event Management (CEM), with the mission of keeping people safe and organizations running faster. He leads the global go-to-market and services organization responsible for driving the company’s enterprise transition with its market-leading CEM product suite, as well as global adoption for Everbridge’s countrywide Population Alerting solutions.
Over 6,000 global customers rely on Everbridge to keep their people safe and organizations running in anticipation of, or amid, critical events. CEM helps organizations, such as Goldman Sachs, Lowe’s, Siemens, Dow and Walgreens identify and assess the severity of events; determine their relevance to an organization’s people, assets, and supply chains; automate action to mitigate threats and track progress; and analyze performance to improve future response. Everbridge’s solution leverages tens of thousands of continually updated risk data elements — all curated through a “single pane of glass” visualization, combined with machine learning and automation. With industry-leading redundancy, scalability and uptime, the Everbridge platform reaches over 2 billion people in more than 200 countries and territories.
Vernon brings over 30 years of enterprise and SaaS sales leadership experience across direct and channel organizations serving both public and private sectors at multi-billion-dollar scale. He has led enterprise sales organizations covering 60 countries, leveraging indirect channels, partners and alliances to grow deal flow and book orders.
Prior to Everbridge, Vernon served as EVP and President at CenturyLink, where he was responsible for leading a $3.5 billion business operation with more than 2,000 employees. He was charged with successfully growing profitable revenue through a deep portfolio of partner relationships, communication solutions, security, hosting, cloud computing, managed services and SaaS-based solutions.
Before CenturyLink, Vernon held executive roles at Charter Communications and SiriusXM Satellite Radio. He served as EVP at VeriSign, as well as having worked abroad for British Telecommunications as President, Content Hosting and Media Services. In addition, he has served as a Board member of the Wireless Association industry group (formerly the Cellular Telephone Industry Association).
Vernon serves on the boards of Mile High United Way in Colorado, Tessco Technologies, Inc., Colorado Technology Association, Community College of Denver, and Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll).