John Di Leo Appointed as Everbridge Chief Revenue Officer
Di Leo brings strong global sales leadership experience across direct and channel organizations at leading, high-growth SaaS businesses
BURLINGTON, Mass. – February 13, 2023 – Everbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBG), the global leader in critical event management (CEM) and national public warning software solutions, today announced the appointment of John Di Leo as Chief Revenue Officer, responsible for leading the company’s global sales and go-to-market teams including global partnerships, business development, professional services, and Everbridge’s centers of excellence. Mr. Di Leo joins Everbridge, effective immediately, andreports to Chief Executive Officer David Wagner.
“John brings to Everbridge over 30 years of sales leadership experience across a wide range of technology products, services, and go-to-market motions,” said Mr. Wagner. “I had the opportunity to collaborate with John at his prior company and I am excited to have him part of Everbridge. John is an extraordinarily customer-focused leader who brings out the best in his teams and works to align the entire organization in support of the customer. He also has extensive international experience which will further support our ongoing global expansion, both direct and through key partnerships.”
Prior to Everbridge, Mr. Di Leo served as Chief Revenue Officer of Zix, a leader in email security and encryption. In this role he integrated and optimized a complex set of sales motions: direct (both Enterprise and SMB), VAR channels, and managed services partnerships. In addition, his close collaboration with the product organization enhanced Zix’s delivery in the European market which resulted in doubling of international annual recurring revenue (ARR) in less than two years. Following Zix’s acquisition by OpenText, Mr. Di Leo served as SVP of OpenText.
Before Zix, Mr. Di Leo served as Chief Revenue Officer at Entrust|Datacard where over two-thirds of the company’s revenues were from outside North America and Mr. Di Leo’s team conducted business in 190 countries and with many of the Global 2000. Prior to Entrust|Datacard, he had a distinguished sales and sales leadership career at NCR selling software, hardware, services and support across a large range of customers and geographies, again including many of the Global 2000.
Mr. Di Leo has a Master of Science in Business from The John Hopkins University – Carey Business School.
“I am thrilled to join Everbridge,” commented Di Leo. “The company’s mission of protecting lives and reducing business disruption from critical events is extremely relevant to the times we are living in. I am excited to put my experience to work further scaling Everbridge’s global impact.”
The Company also announced that the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company approved inducement awards under Nasdaq Listing Rule 5635(c)(4) consisting of 100,000 restricted stock units (“RSUs”) and 100,000 performance stock units (“PSUs”) to Mr. Di Leo, pursuant to the Everbridge, Inc. 2022 Inducement Plan. Awards of 100,000 RSUs were granted on February, 13, 2023 to Mr. Di Leo. The RSUs will vest over four years, with 25% of the underlying shares vesting on the one-year anniversary of the applicable vesting commencement date, and 75% of the underlying shares vesting in equal installments over the next twelve calendar quarters, with the first such installment vesting on the date which is three months after the initial vesting date. An award of 100,000 PSUs will be granted to Mr. Di Leo, in Q1 2023, subject to the recipient’s continued employment on the grant date, and will vest based on performance measures determined by Everbridge’s Board of Directors at the time of grant.
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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