AlertMedia, the globally renowned emergency communication and threat intelligence solutions provider, announced that Kara Hamilton, the Chief People and Culture Officer at Smartsheet, has joined the company’s Board of Directors.
Strategic growth initiatives
In her capacity on the company’s Board of Directors, Karan Hamilton will work closely with AlertMedia’s executive leadership team, to support a variety of strategic growth initiatives and pursue new market opportunities.
2020 was a record year for AlertMedia and reinforced that we’ve only scratched the surface"
“2020 was a record year for AlertMedia and reinforced that we’ve only scratched the surface, as we work to deliver the technology businesses need, to keep their people safe and informed, during critical events,” said Brian Cruver, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at AlertMedia.
Vast industry experience
Brian Cruver adds, “Kara is a unique leader, who brings years of experience serving in a variety of roles, at multiple fast-growth businesses, including at her current company, where she helped take the company public. I’m excited to tap into her immense talents, to accelerate our growth trajectory and momentum in the market.”
As the Chief People and Culture Officer at enterprise collaboration software company, Smartsheet, Kara Hamilton is responsible for all aspects of employee experience, including recruiting and retention strategies.
Served in leadership roles in global companies
Under her leadership, the company has garnered numerous awards, recognising company culture, including consistently being recognised as a best place to work. Prior to focusing on people and culture exclusively, Kara Hamilton served in a variety of leadership roles that spanned finance, legal, and IT sectors. Before joining Smartsheet, she also served as the Director of Finance for GoAhead Software (acquired by Oracle), where she led business operations for the U.S., Poland, and India.
“The AlertMedia team has delivered truly market-leading solutions to an impressive and rapidly-growing customer base,” said Kara Hamilton, adding “Given current events and the unprecedented year we’ve just endured, emergency communication and employee safety have never been more important.”
Solutions supporting faster and effective communications
Kara Hamilton’s board appointment comes at a time of explosive growth for AlertMedia’s business and team
She further said, “An organisation’s investment in the safety and well-being of their people should be a central component of the future of work, and every company can benefit from solutions that support faster and more effective communication.”
Kara Hamilton’s board appointment comes at a time of explosive growth for AlertMedia’s business and team. During the past 12 months, the company experienced a 96% increase in year-over-year revenue growth, while adding nearly 1,000 new customers. Additionally, the company added more than 100 new employees, since the beginning of 2020.
AlertMedia, recognised as top employer
AlertMedia has continued to earn accolades, as one of the top places to work in Austin, Texas and the entire country, recently being recognised as a top employer, by multiple technologies and business publications, including the Austin Business Journal, Built-in Austin, and Inc. magazine.
Kara Hamilton joins current AlertMedia board members, Mike Smerklo, Co-Founder and Managing Director at Next Coast Ventures, Morgan Flager, Managing Partner at Silverton Partners, Bob Nye, General Partner at JMI Equity, and Brian Cruver, Founder and CEO at AlertMedia.