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Everbridge appoints new CEO

August 3, 2022  By  SP&T Staff

David Wagner (Image: Everbridge/Business Wire)

Everbridge announced that David Wagner has been appointed president and CEO and will become a member of the board of directors.

Patrick Brickley, who has served as Co-CEO and chief financial officer, and Vernon Irvin, who has served as Co-CEO and chief revenue officer, will continue in their roles as CFO and CRO.

“Dave is a proven executive with a record of successfully leading, growing and transforming B2B SaaS software companies to achieve stronger execution, innovation and profitable growth,” said Jaime Ellertson, chairman of the Everbridge board of directors, in a statement. “On behalf of everyone at Everbridge, I want to thank Patrick and Vernon for serving as co-CEOs while we searched for a permanent successor. Under Patrick and Vernon’s leadership, Everbridge has made strong progress in simplifying our products, strengthening our go-to-market execution and improving efficiency. We look forward to continuing to benefit from their expertise and ongoing service.”

Wagner said, “I am excited to join Everbridge at this important moment in the company’s evolution. Everbridge is a pioneer and the clear industry leader in Critical Event Management, with incredibly talented and dedicated employees.”


Most recently, Wagner served as president and CEO of Zix from 2016 until its sale to OpenText in December 2021. Prior to Zix, Wagner held leadership roles at Entrust, Inc. (and later Entrust Datacard, a portfolio company of Thoma Bravo) for 20 years. Wagner served as president of Entrust from 2013 to 2015.

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