Irvin brings strong global sales leadership experience across direct and channel organizations serving both public and private sectors at multi-billion-dollar scale
Everbridge, Inc.the global leader in critical event management and enterprise safety software applications to help keep people safe and businesses running, announced that Vernon Irvin has joined the company in the newly created position of Chief Revenue Officer effective. Irvin’s deep background in the telecom space combined with numerous successful leadership roles across both public and private multi-billion-dollar global sales organizations make him a strong fit for Everbridge. In this role, Irvin will lead the global sales and field services organization as the company continues to drive growth from its strategic product suites, including Population Alerting and Critical Event Management (CEM). The company also announced that Robert Hughes, who has successfully led the overall go-to-market efforts globally for the last two years, will be leaving the company.
“Vernon brings a unique skill set to help us spread adoption of our CEM platform and continue to penetrate existing accounts, which renew with us at best-in-industry rates but on average are only using two of our ten applications,” said David Meredith, CEO of Everbridge. “His experience and leadership will be instrumental in driving our next phase of growth by increasing our focus on indirect channels, partners and alliances, while continuing to extend our enterprise sales efforts. We will leverage his experience operating SaaS businesses at billion-dollar scale across enterprises and government, his skill at building multimillion-dollar commercial relationships with the surrounding ecosystem, and his knowledge of the telecom space, an important adjacency for our countrywide-scale Public Warning business. At the same time, we are grateful to Bob for his contributions in expanding our go-to-market efforts and helping to drive our rapid growth over the past two years.”
Irvin was most recently Head of Global Enterprise Business Development at Syniverse, a telecom technology company that spun out of Verizon. Previously, he held go-to-market leadership roles at multiple telecom companies, including CenturyLink, Charter Communications and British Telecom where he has led multiple sales organizations, as large as $3.5 billion in revenue with more than 2,000 sales professionals. He has also led a $1.5 billion business unit selling to the government. Irvin has directed global sales covering 60 countries, leveraging indirect channels, partners and alliances to grow deal flow and book orders. In addition, he has served as a Board member of the Wireless Association industry group (formerly the Cellular Telephone Industry Association).
“I am thrilled to join Everbridge,” commented Irvin. “The company’s value proposition of protecting lives and reducing operational disruption from critical events is uniquely suited to the times we are living in. I am excited to put my experience to work further scaling our global impact, from individual towns and facilities to multinational enterprises and across entire countries.”