Burlington, VT (October 9, 2018) – Social Sentinel proudly announces that Rick Gibbs has joined the company as president, effective October 1. Gibbs, the former CEO and co-founder of Dealer.com, has been an active advisor for, and an investor in, Social Sentinel since 2016, and member of the Board of Directors since late 2017. He brings to the executive team considerable expertise and success in software development and scaling companies at a time when Social Sentinel is poised for significant growth and expansion.
Social Sentinel is the market leader in providing safety and security insights on social media and public data sources. The company applies its expertise in linguistics, data science, public safety, and education to scan more than 1 billion public social media and public source posts daily to identify potential threats of harm or cries for help. When potential threats are identified, the posts are presented to clients as alerts, giving schools an opportunity to assess and intervene if necessary.
“At Social Sentinel, we are passionate about protecting schools, our children and their communities,” says Dr. Gary Margolis, founder and CEO of Social Sentinel and former University of Vermont Chief of Police. “Given the longstanding prevalence of school-related violence and security challenges, the education industry invests in a number of safety technologies, and Social Sentinel is increasingly becoming a key part of the overall strategy. As a parent, Rick shares our values and commitment to school safety, and as a seasoned executive, he is vital to the next stage of our growth.”