Everbridge appoints Finastra CEO Simon Paris to company’s Board of Directors

Simon Paris

Simon Paris

Everbridge, the global specialist in critical event management (CEM), has announced the appointment of Simon Paris to the company’s Board of Directors. Paris serves as CEO of London-based Finastra, a leading global Fintech provider of financial solutions and one of the largest software companies in Europe.

“As CEO of one of the largest Fintech software organisations and a recognised strategic thought leader, Simon’s expertise and insight will be a strong addition to our Board,” said Jaime Ellertson, executive chairman of the Everbridge Board of Directors. “Simon’s experience of driving digital transformation coupled with his broad international experience will be invaluable to Everbridge as we expand enterprise adoption for our CEM platform on the global stage.”

Everbridge currently supports hundreds of businesses and Governments across Europe and internationally as evidenced by the signing of one of the leading online brokers in Germany, one of France’s largest banks, a major manufacturer in Mexico and a Fortune 100 financial leader – all in the most recently reported quarter.

Additionally, Everbridge now serves nine of the ten largest global consulting firms, the three largest banks in South East Asia and a majority of the Global Systematically Important Financial Institutions. Everbridge Public Warning also serves more European countries than any other population-alerting solution, with deployments in Greece, Iceland, the Netherlands and Sweden, and with recent international wins in Australia, Peru and Singapore.

“I look forward to collaborating with the Everbridge leadership team as the company builds on the success of its global solutions for helping businesses manage enterprise risk, ensure operational resiliency and protect employees,” said Paris. “The extent of Everbridge’s CEM capabilities, including its Public Warning countrywide population alerting system, is unmatched.” 

As CEO of Finastra, Paris oversees a company with $1.9 billion in revenue, circa 9,000 employees and over 8,000 customers, including 90 of the Top 100 banks globally.

He previously held the role of president of the Industry Cloud at SAP, served as a senior consultant with McKinsey & Company and was named in Bank Innovation’s ‘Innovators to Watch’ list for 2018.

Paris chairs the World Trade Board and speaks regularly at large-scale events including the annual World Trade Symposium, the Paris FinTech Forum and The Milken Asia Summit.

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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