AlertSense Announces Appointment of David R. Smith as President and CEO

Developer of Crisis Communication and Collaboration Platform Also Adds Seasoned Board Directors

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David R. Smith, a proven senior-level executive with more than 25 years of experience successfully growing organizations of all sizes and leading publicly traded companies, is the new chief executive officer at AlertSense.  In the past 15 years, Mr. Smith has scaled several startups past the $100 million level, leading to successful exits. Smith was selected to run the Idaho-based company after an extensive national search.

“I couldn’t be more excited to be joining AlertSense,” Smith said. “The need for technology solutions to address business disruptions is growing rapidly given the world we live in today. I look forward to leading AlertSense to success and, as a company, helping organizations around the world become more resilient, operationally efficient and better able to manage crisis.

“This is a very exciting time at AlertSense. They have developed a compelling technology stack that will allow us to grow our current government customer base as well as become a predominant contender in the enterprise market.” 

Von Hansen remains in his position as chairman of the board and adds additional responsibilities as executive chairman. Under Hansen’s direction the past three years, AlertSense tripled in size while significantly updating its platform.

“With our successful entry and rapid growth into the enterprise market, we were searching for an executive with enterprise SaaS experience,” Hansen said. “We are pleased Dave Smith has joined AlertSense. His successful background scaling numerous mid-sized SaaS organizations was a perfect fit for us. Under Dave’s leadership, we find ourselves now competing on a global scale in the enterprise market.”

The company also announced that Thomas Bennett and William Boeger have joined the AlertSense board of directors. Bennett is a 30-year veteran of the cybersecurity industry, a two-time CEO and former venture investor. Of his eight startups, five were acquired and another conducted a successful IPO. In addition to AlertSense, Bennett currently serves on the boards of Dragos and ThreatSTOP and on the advisory board of Cylance.

Boeger is a healthcare entrepreneur and four-time CEO with 30 years of experience in the creation of innovative medical and biomedical services, devices, diagnostics and pharmaceuticals. Boeger has served on the board of directors of 12 companies and has been chairman of five boards of directors.

About AlertSense: AlertSense provides a world-class alerting, crisis management and collaboration platform that enables business resiliency, increases operational efficiency and accelerates crisis resolution. AlertSense simplifies crisis notification and incident reporting, enables efficient multi-lingual collaboration, streamlines crisis response and transforms business continuity and crisis management plans into actionable, role-based, task-lists and critical information.  Organizations rely on AlertSense to keep millions of employees, partners and citizens informed and protected in more than 100 countries.

Media Contact: 

Lee Wells                           
​Phone: 801-726-8488
​Email: lee.wells@alertsense.com

Source: AlertSense Inc.

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