Everbridge Appoints RSA Chief Executive Officer Rohit Ghai and Blackbaud Executive Vice President David Benjamin to its Board of Directors
Long-time Directors Jaime Ellertson and Bruns Grayson to retire from the Everbridge Board at the end of 2022
BURLINGTON, Mass. – December 20, 2022 – Everbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBG), the global leader in critical event management (CEM) and national public warning solutions, today announced the appointments of Rohit Ghai and David Benjamin to its Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2023. Mr. Ghai currently serves as CEO of RSA, a global leader in cybersecurity and risk management solutions. Mr. Benjamin serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer for Blackbaud, a leading cloud software company powering social good.
Commenting on the appointment of Rohit Ghai, Everbridge CEO Dave Wagner said, “Rohit brings deep cyber security understanding to Everbridge, addressing one of the top areas of Board governance and risk management. Rohit’s strong product management background in delivering technology to market at scale will be extremely valuable as we focus on the next generation of Everbridge’s product development and growth.”
In addition to his role as CEO, Mr. Ghai also serves as the General Manager of the RSA Security Business Unit, which helps global organizations enhance their cyber resilience and address emerging cyber threats. He regularly advises global customers on their digital and security transformation initiatives and is often cited in media on topics including data privacy, content management, information governance, digital risk, and cybersecurity.
Commenting on the appointment of David Benjamin, Everbridge’s Wagner stated, “David’s approach to executing high-velocity, software as a service (SaaS) go-to-market will be instrumental to our focus as a business. Similar to Everbridge, Blackbaud is a mission-oriented company focused on social good. David’s international experience, especially in EMEA, and tremendous track record in accelerating public companies’ commercial offerings will be invaluable to our Board and company.”
Mr. Benjamin leads all global commercial efforts for Blackbaud. Since joining Blackbaud in 2018, David has transformed performance globally, increasing bookings, improving net revenue retention, and optimizing go-to-market effectiveness.
Long-time Directors Jaime Ellertson, currently Chairman, and Bruns Grayson will be retiring from the Everbridge Board as of the end of 2022. Vice Chairman David Henshall will become Chairman of the Everbridge Board, also effective January 1, 2023.
David Henshall added, “I want to thank Jaime and Bruns for their leadership and vision in establishing Everbridge as a category leader in Critical Event Management. On behalf of the Board, we appreciate their many years of commitment to the Everbridge mission of life safety and business resilience.”
Everbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBG) is a global software company that provides enterprise software applications that automate and accelerate organizations’ operational response to critical events in order to Keep People Safe and Organizations Running™. During public safety threats such as active shooter situations, terrorist attacks or severe weather conditions, as well as critical business events including IT outages, cyber-attacks, product recalls or supply-chain interruptions, over 6,400 customers in 76 countries rely on the Company’s Critical Event Management 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 through the secure delivery to over 100 different communication modalities, and track progress on executing response plans. For more information, visit www.everbridge.com, read the company blog, and follow on Twitter and Facebook.
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