An industry veteran, Phil Davis joined our sales team in 2014 with 25 years of previous public safety and sales experience. Currently based out of Florida, he looks forward to helping guide FirstWatch customers and prospects to fulfillment of their real-time data notification and reporting needs. “It is the long-term relationships that I develop with customers that motivates me to help identify and meet each customer’s personal needs,” he says.
Phil started his career in public safety as a firefighter and paramedic in Florida before transitioning into the office to work as a fire safety specialist and planning & research officer. After deciding to changeover to a public safety software career, he began by serving on a help desk taking after hours calls. Over time he transitioned to roles in training, project management, account management, managing employees in those roles and finally outside sales. Phil has worked for other public safety vendors such as GEAC (now known as Infor) and ZOLL Data Systems. A salesman now but a fire medic at heart, his fondest memories come from serving the public as a firefighter/paramedic.
He attended the University of North Alabama and received his state EMT and Paramedic certificates from St. Petersburg College. He also attended the Pinellas Vocational Technical Institute where he received his state firefighting training and FEMA’s National Fire Academy to study Public Education. Numerous other professional courses in sales and managing customer service organizations rounds out his education.
When he’s not busy selling, Phil enjoys fishing and spending time with his family and friends at the family home, which is a log cabin, in the Blue Ridge Mountains where they enjoy nature and root for Alabama football, Roll Tide! Phil and his family have experienced many exciting trips together, including being stuck in New Orleans through Hurricane Katrina. Phil and his wife have been married since 2005 and have a son and a daughter who are out on their own.
“His tried & true friendly, customer focused approach creates new Win-Win opportunities on a daily basis. As a former Fire Fighter/Paramedic, his 20+ years in public safety software space is a tremendous asset to our FirstWatch customers!”
– Marc Baker, Vice President, Business Development