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19/03/2019

Everbridge appoints Sharon Rowlands to board of directors

Burlington, Ma

Newly appointed to the Everbridge board, Sharon Rowlands has more than 30 years of experience leading multi-billion dollar companies across the industries of financial services, media and information, and digital marketing.

Everbridge, Inc, a global leader in critical event management and enterprise safety applications, has appointed Sharon Rowlands to the Everbridge Board of Directors. Rowlands has more than 30 years of experience leading multi-billion dollar companies across the industries of financial services, media and information, and digital marketing. Rowlands has served as CEO and President of Thomson Financial, as Division President at Gannett, and has recently been appointed Chief Executive Officer and President at Web.com Group.

“Sharon is a proven technology and financial services executive with a long history of success in business and digital transformation,” said Jaime Ellertson, chairman and CEO of Everbridge. “She shares our vision, dedication to customer excellence, and commitment to driving profitable growth.Her multi-industry background and public board-level experience will be extremely valuable as Everbridge continues to expand in new markets.”

Prior to her appointment as CEO at Web.com Group, Rowlands was the President of USA Today Network’s Marketing Solutions business where she oversaw business-to-business initiatives. She has also served as CEO of Reachlocal (acquired by Gannett), providing local businesses with digital marketing solutions. Rowlands is currently on the board of directors of global software company Pegasystems and was previously on the board of directors of Constant Contact.

“I am honoured to join Everbridge’s Board and am excited to contribute to the continuing growth of a company that is providing businesses with such important solutions for managing enterprise risk, ensuring operational resiliency and protecting employees,” said Rowlands. “Everbridge has built a strong customer-focused culture and provides a value proposition critical to how businesses can minimise disruption.”

Rowlands was named Customer Focused CEO of the Year in the 2016 CEO World Awards, won the Gold Stevie Award for Female Executive of the Year in 2016 and was also named Female CEO of the Year in the 2016 One Planet Awards. In addition to Reachlocal and Thomson Financial, she has served as CEO of a variety of organisations including Altegrity and Penton Media.


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