RapidDeploy Welcomes Reinhard Ekl as Chief Operating Officer

Source: The Critical Communications Review | Gert Jan Wolf editor

RapidDeploy, the industry leader in cloud-based Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD) technology, announced today that Reinhard Ekl has been named Chief Operating Officer

Reinhard’s addition to the company’s management team marks an important step in RapidDeploy’s increased focus on the US Public Safety market, where RapidDeploy has been met with much excitement and immense demand.

“Reinhard Ekl is an industry leader in the 9-1-1 community who has demonstrated the ability to affect change and promote innovation on a nationwide scale”, said Steven Raucher, RapidDeploy CEO, “Reinhard’s experience and passion for Public Safety are a perfect fit for our mission.”

Reinhard joins RapidDeploy after serving as the Vice President of Product and Public Safety at RapidSOS, where he was instrumental in developing and rolling out the NG911 Clearinghouse. His previous work experience includes The Boston Consulting Group and Google. He holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and has over 10 years’ experience as a volunteer Paramedic and EMS Incident Commander.

“RapidDeploy’s cloud-based offering is changing Public Safety Communications forever by providing a modern, cost-effective solution with rich data interfaces”, said Reinhard Ekl. “It’s such an honor to join RapidDeploy at a time of unprecedented change in this industry, with NG911 and FirstNet all converging in CAD.”