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RapidDeploy appoints Eileen O’Brien as Vice President of People Operations

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RapidDeploy, the industry’s leading cloud-native emergency response platform, announces the addition of Eileen O’Brien as the company’s vice president of people operations. In this role, O’Brien leads U.S. team growth as well as employee wellness and engagement initiatives.

“We’re excited for Eileen to lead People Operations at RapidDeploy,” RapidDeploy Co-Founder and CEO Steve Raucher said. “With over 20 years in a human resources career dedicated to growing and supporting organisations, Eileen is the right person to take RapidDeploy to the next level.”

O’Brien served as associate vice president of talent acquisition and chief human resource officer for Broward Health, where she held leadership positions in one of the nation’s largest public hospital systems and collaborated across the executive team to drive organisational success. O’Brien also has held additional senior leadership positions in other multi-state healthcare organisations, financial services, and higher education, and she is a Senior Certified HR Professional through both the Society for Human Resources Management and Human Resources Certification Institute.

“One of the most important things about the emergency response industry is that it’s human-centric,” O’Brien said. “I look forward to supporting the HR efforts of a team that focuses on the people working behind the scenes to make sure that every emergency is treated with the utmost importance.”

O’Brien came to the team to advance development and bring structure at a critical time as RapidDeploy is evolving. O’Brien is the third woman to join the executive team this year, highlighting RapidDeploy’s commitment to uplifting women in the emergency response field.