Robert Hughes, Formerly President of Worldwide Operations for Akamai Technologies, Joins as President
BURLINGTON, Mass., August 1, 2017 – Everbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBG), a global software company that provides critical event management and enterprise safety applications to help keep people safe and businesses running, today announced the expansion of its senior management team. Proven executives Robert Hughes, who most recently served as President, Worldwide Operations for Akamai Technologies, joins the company in the newly created position of President, and Javier Colado becomes Everbridge’s first Senior Vice President, International Sales.
Everbridge Appoints President
Robert Hughes is a seasoned enterprise technology executive and visionary, having worked at Akamai, PictureTel and Boston Scientific. At Akamai, he spent 17 years scaling and expanding the company’s global operations and services from pre-IPO to over $2 billion in annual revenues. Hughes served on the company’s executive leadership team for more than a decade. As President, he oversaw day-to-day global operations and all aspects of the customer experience, with responsibilities including global sales, services, marketing, support and go-to-market strategy. Prior to this role, he served in numerous cross-functional leadership positions at Akamai focused on global expansion, driving increased revenues and regional market share, channels, product management and human resources transformation.
At Everbridge, Hughes will be responsible for the company’s global go-to-market operations, including sales, marketing, professional services and customer success efforts. He will report to the Chief Executive Officer, Jaime Ellertson, will join the company’s senior management team and is expected to join the Board of Directors, where he will participate in the development of the company’s strategic direction as well as focus on scaling business operations and growth in pursuit of Everbridge’s continued global leadership in Critical Event Management.
“Bob is a proven strategic executive with an amazing track record of scaling operations from a few million dollars to more than a billion dollars in revenue, while simultaneously delivering a superior customer experience,” said Jaime Ellertson, CEO of Everbridge. “I am very excited to have Bob join our team and share his leadership experience as we drive our business through the next major growth phase.”
Everbridge Adds SVP International Sales
Everbridge announced the further expansion of its executive team with the appointment of Javier Colado as Senior Vice President, International Sales. Colado will lead international sales and operations and serve as a member of the senior management team reporting to Hughes. Over the course of his career, Colado has led international growth in EMEA and Asia Pacific at organizations such as Intralinks, SAP, Novell and McAfee. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President, EMEA at Intralinks. Previous roles include leadership positions such as Head of Global Sales at Novell, where he had direct responsibility for over $1 billion in annual revenues. Colado will be based out of the company’s EMEA headquarters in London.
“Javier is a very experienced international enterprise sales executive who will bring extensive scaling expertise to Everbridge as we continue to grow our international operations,” said Ellertson. “The combination of Bob and Javier will significantly deepen the skills and experience of our executive team and help us prepare for the continued expansion of our business.”
Everbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBG) is a global software company that provides enterprise software applications that automate and accelerate an organization’s operational response to critical events in order to keep people safe and businesses running. During public safety threats such as active shooter situations, terrorist attacks or severe weather conditions, as well as critical business events such as IT outages or cyber-attack incidents, over 3,400 global customers rely on the company’s SaaS-based platform to quickly and reliably aggregate and assess threat data, locate people at risk and responders able to assist, automate the execution of pre-defined communications processes, and track progress on executing response plans. The company’s platform sent over 1.5 billion messages in 2016, and offers the ability to reach over 200 countries and territories with secure delivery to more than 100 different communication devices. The company’s critical event management and enterprise safety applications include Mass Notification, Incident Management, IT Alerting, Safety Connection™, Community Engagement®, Visual Command Center®, Crisis Commander® and CareConverge™, and are easy-to-use and deploy, secure, highly scalable and reliable. Everbridge serves 8 of the 10 largest U.S. cities, 8 of the 10 largest U.S.-based investment banks, all four of the largest global accounting firms, all 25 of the 25 busiest North American airports and 6 of the 10 largest global automakers. Everbridge is based in Boston and Los Angeles with additional offices in San Francisco, Lansing, Beijing, London and Stockholm. For more information, visit www.everbridge.com, read the company blog, and follow on Twitter and Facebook.
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