THE FUTURE OF INDUSTRIAL SAFETY:
Backed by one of the world's leading start-up incubation firms and a global industrials conglomerate, Everguard.ai has pioneered Worker-Centric AITM to provide a holistic approach to keeping workers safe, healthy and productive. We think of Worker-Centric AI much like a canary in the coal mine. Years ago, coal miners would bring canaries into the mines to monitor the environment, as they were more susceptible to environmental dangers. The canaries would show early indications of discomfort, warning of threats and dangers, and allowing human miners to work safely.
Worker-Centric AI is the modern-day canary in the mine. AI, technologies and sensors work together like the canary's acute senses, constantly examining the environment for danger. When a hazard is discovered, the system proactively alerts workers, acting much like the canary to reduce accidents and incidents.
Everguard's mission is to protect companies' most important assets — their people — with the first proactive technology solution dedicated to industrial sustainability. We built our Sentri360® enterprise platform and ecosystem to harness Worker-Centric AITM, allowing technologies to interact in ways not possible independently. We're revolutionizing how heavy industry approaches worker safety, health, and welfare using this AI technology and supporting companies in their mission to fulfill environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives. Everguard’s purpose is to help bring every single father, mother, daughter, and son across the globe home safely from work every day. Because even one is too many.
Joosung Nam, Chief Executive Officer
Joosung Nam is the Chief Executive Officer of Everguard.ai. He is on a mission to lead a team in building solutions that ensure every industrial worker safely returns to their loved ones, devoid of any preventable accidents. He also previously served as the CMO, driving the evolution of Everguard's brand strategy while representing the voice of the customer.
Before joining Everguard, Joosung held the position of General Manager at SeAH Besteel Corporation, the world's leading special steel maker. He also served as the Director of Product Marketing at Smartsheet. As the first product marketing hire, he witnessed the company's growth from a startup to a successful IPO. Prior to that, Joosung held several roles at Microsoft, including IoT Maker Marketing Lead. He began his career as a Business Analyst at McKinsey. Additionally, Joosung proudly served in the Korean Army.
Joosung graduated with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and earned a Bachelor of Science in Business from Korea University.
Sundeep Ahluwalia, Chief Revenue Officer
Sundeep Ahluwalia is the Chief Revenue Officer at Everguard.ai. With over twenty-five years of experience, he is a leader in elevating the performance and profitability of technology-driven organizations. Throughout his career, he continues to prove success in leading cross-functional teams, scaling business development, and providing thought leadership in Cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) and Internet of Things (IoT) products and service verticals to both consumer and industrial markets.
As Chief Revenue Officer, Sundeep’s focus is on driving the vision of creating a safer, more productive future for the world's industrial environments. He oversees the development and management of Everguard products as well as innovation and improvement to ensure continual growth and consumer satisfaction. Sundeep works closely with multiple teams across the organization including engineering, marketing, and sales.
Before Everguard, Sundeep held the role of Senior Director of Business Development and Head of Solutions at Prodea Systems. There, he was responsible for accelerating time-to-revenue by working closely with customers to bring to market new revenue-generating IoT services such as Video Surveillance, Smart Home, Elder Care, eHealth, Maintenance as a Service, Replenishment as a Service and Industrial IoT services that leverage Prodea’s multi-services, multi-screen SaaS platform.
Sundeep holds a BS in electrical engineering from UC Berkeley, an MS in computer science from California State University, Chico and an MBA from the Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine.
Jennifer MacDonald Turner, VP of Operations
Jennifer Turner is the Vice President of Operations at Everguard.ai. For over twenty years, Jennifer has been a noteworthy leader in the technology space. Throughout her twenty-year career, she is credited with the successful launch of multiple North America Channel Partner Programs that included partner recruitment and on-boarding, co-branded lead generation programs, partner certifications and training, and partner enablement tools.
Serving as the Vice President of Operations, Jennifer oversees planning, directing, and coordinating the development and implementation of efficient operations and cost-effective systems. Her commitment to this role has ensured the organization’s success in meeting developmental and strategic goals.
Before joining the Everguard team, Jennifer was the Senior Director of Business Operations at Netradyne. During this time, she worked to identify, plan, and develop global processes and programs across multiple departments including sales, marketing, finance and customer support. Jennifer’s dedication to strategic development and focus on growth were instrumental in helping launch Netradyne and bring the first product to market.
Before Netradyne, Jennifer held roles at Securematics and Qualcomm, both leaders in the technology industry.
Jennifer is a proud alumnus of The Ohio State University, The Max M. Fisher College of Business where she received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on marketing.
Changsoo Jeong, VP of Engineering
Changsoo Jeong is VP of Engineering at Everguard.ai. He is an expert in the computer vision field with over twenty years of experience and a passion for developing AI algorithms to help people in all industries. Changsoo's specialties are in image and video recognition based on features and context, motion sensing through sensor fusion, software and hardware co-design, and scratch to commercial product development. He believes in the ability of sophisticated algorithms to save lives in industrial work environments.
As VP of Engineering at Everguard.ai, Changsoo leads the US and global engineering team in using the latest computer-vision algorithms and other dimensional sensor data to develop a product for industrial safety. He oversees the implementation, testing, and deployment of the complex systems.
Before joining Everguard, Changsoo was Head of Algorithm at ring.com, a subsidiary of amazon.com. There he directed an algorithm/system design for the well-known security-camera enabled smart camera/doorbell products.
Changsoo received his EEE and completed PhD work from the University of Southern California. When he’s not developing sophisticated algorithms to save lives, Changsoo spends his time volunteering with Project Mercy to build homes for families in need.
Paul Thurber, VP and GM of Manufacturing
Paul Thurber serves as the VP and GM of Manufacturing at Everguard.ai. With over 30 years as a hands-on safety professional, Paul brings EHS expertise from a vast number of industries including construction, automotive and heavy industry.
As the VP and GM of Manufacturing, Paul leads Everguard’s efforts to help companies protect their most important assets- their people – with the first truly proactive solution to industrial safety.
Before Everguard, Paul served as Safety Director at Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa, where he was responsible for establishing and managing the division's overall safety efforts. He has also held management positions in environmental health and safety at Alabama Metal Industries Corporation, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, Charter Communications and ABC-NACO (formerly ABC Rail Corporation). In these roles, Paul was tasked with developing and implementing safety programs that kept thousands of team members safe and healthy every working day.
Paul is passionate about collaborating across companies and industries to raise safety standards and adoption for all workers. He serves as Chairman of Manufacture Alabama's Safety and Health Committee and as Chairman of the Executive Board for the Central/West Alabama Chapter of the American Red Cross. Paul is a recent recipient of both the ASSP Safety Professional of the Year award and Don B. Daily award for Safety Excellence awarded through the Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST). He maintains his Alabama paramedic license which is where his dedication to helping others stems.
Mark has C-Level experience working for and raising funds within private equity-backed start-up companies. Alongside two other co-founders and with Koch Industries as the primary investor, he most recently oversaw the commercial launch of a $1.6B new steel company, Big River Steel. While most of Mark's career was in heavy industry, he spent three years as the Managing Director of a boutique strategic consulting company's industrial and consumer manufacturing practice. It was these experiences that led to his passion that everyone must have a line of sight to their role in an organization's strategy and success.
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