David Wagner named CEO of Everbridge

July 25, 2022
Co-CEOs Patrick Brickley and Vernon Irvin to continue in their roles as CFO and CRO respectively

Everbridge on Monday announced that David Wagner, the former President and CEO of email security technology provider Zix, has been named as the company’s new CEO effective immediately and also become a member of its board of directors.

According to a statement, Chief Financial Officer Patrick Brickley and Chief Revenue Officer Vernon Irvin, who have served as co-CEOs of the company following the resignation of former CEO David Meredith late last year, will continue to serve in their current roles.

“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. “Dave’s experience leading teams to transform products and optimize go-to-market execution aligns well with Everbridge’s priorities – and is consistent with our ongoing strategic realignment. Furthermore, we believe his focus on building mission-driven cultures will empower and uplift the entire team. The board remains open to all opportunities to enhance shareholder value, and we are confident Dave is the right person to lead the company through this next phase.”

Prior to Zix, Wagner held leadership roles at Entrust, Inc. (and later Entrust Datacard) for 20 years. Wagner served as President of Entrust from 2013 through 2015, where he led the integration of Entrust after its acquisition by Datacard. During that time, he also spearheaded the company’s strategy to move Entrust solutions to the cloud.  

“I am excited to join Everbridge at this important moment in the company’s evolution,” said Wagner. “Everbridge is a pioneer and the clear industry leader in critical event management, with incredibly talented and dedicated employees. As boards of directors increasingly focus on resilience, Everbridge’s customers and partners are relying on our solutions more than ever. I am excited about the many opportunities I see to further scale the business, and I am committed to creating value for shareholders from day one. I look forward to partnering with Patrick, Vernon and the entire Everbridge team to build on the great work underway and deliver on our mission to keep people safe and organizations running.”