An industry veteran, Phil Davis joined our sales team in 2014 with 25 years of previous public safety and sales experience. Based out of western North Carolina, 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/Paramedic in Florida before transitioning into the office to work as a Fire Safety Specialist and then a Planning & Research Officer. After deciding to change over to a public safety software career, he began by serving in a Customer Service role. Over time he transitioned to roles in Training, Project Management, Account Management, and Customer Service Manager before finally moving into 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 after training through the programs taught at 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, data management and managing customer service organizations rounds out his education.
When he’s not busy selling, Phil enjoys fishing, traveling and spending time with his family and friends at the family home, which is a log cabin nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, where they enjoy nature and rooting for their favorite football teams. Phil and his family have experienced many exciting trips together but the most unforgettable was being stuck in New Orleans during and after Hurricane Katrina devastated the area. Phil and his wife April have been married since 2005. Phil has two adult children, a son and a daughter. His daughter and her husband (who happens to play football in the NFL) welcomed into the world Phil and April’s first grandchild in late 2020.
“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