LiveSafe CEO Carolyn Parent Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Mid-Atlantic Finalist
ARLINGTON, Va., May 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — LiveSafe Inc., the leading mobile risk intelligence communications platform, today announced President and CEO Carolyn Parent is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Mid-Atlantic Award, sponsored by Ernst & Young. Past leaders have disrupted industries, created new product categories and successfully brought new innovation and technology to traditional industries.
«It’s an honor to be recognized as a finalist and it reflects the tremendous effort our team has put in to create an entirely new market category around prevention and to deliver a disruptive risk-intelligence solution that can ultimately save lives and protect a company’s reputation and earnings,» said LiveSafe President and CEO Carolyn Parent. «The stakes are as high as ever for companies, colleges and schools around the nation, and this nomination is a wonderful way to celebrate the work that is so important to me personally and professionally.»
With more than 20 years in the digital, mobile, and technology industries, Carolyn is an accomplished entrepreneur and sales leader. Prior to joining LiveSafe, Carolyn successfully led three startups and as the Executive Vice President and General Manager for Deltek, was instrumental in growing the company to $300 million and launching a successful IPO.
Since joining LiveSafe in November 2015, she’s led the company through a successful transition from being purely a college campus safety app to a full-blown commercial enterprise risk intelligence communications platform that is now used by some of the largest, most successful members of the Fortune 1,000.
Carolyn played a pivotal role in achieving a 6X expansion of the company’s client base and a 5X growth in total contract value over the past three years. She led the company’s most recent $11 million Series B-1 funding extension from new investors, including Dave Duffield (founder and former CEO of PeopleSoft and Workday), Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, and GXPI (investment arm of Evergy, Inc.).
And she has since scaled every aspect of the company three-fold, growing the company from just 12 employees to more than 70. Carolyn also led the expansion of LiveSafe’s strategic partnerships and integrations with the likes of industry giants Allied Universal, Workday, Securitas and EventBase.
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About LiveSafe, Inc.:
LiveSafe’s mobile risk intelligence communications platform surfaces early warning insights and prevents serious safety and security incidents to mitigate operational risks, reduce financial losses, and make places safer for people to work, learn, and live. Follow LiveSafe on Twitter @LiveSafe, and learn more at LiveSafeMobile.com.
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