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Everbridge, Inc., has announced the appointment of 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 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.”

“I am honored 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 minimize 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.

Everbridge 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 businesses running.

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