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eSSENTIAL Accessibility Strengthens Leadership Team with Key Executive Appointments


TORONTO, September 3, 2020 – eSSENTIAL Accessibility, the pioneering Accessibility-as-a-Service provider that empowers organizations to deliver fully accessible and compliant digital experiences, today announced several key additions to its leadership team. Appointments include Darren Sharpe as Chief Revenue Officer, Kris Rivenburgh as Chief Accessibility & Legal Officer, and Alexander Kress as Vice President of Engineering.

The appointments were made in support of eSSENTIAL Accessibility’s ongoing mission to expand its software platform and services, and maintain rapid geographic expansion to meet an escalating market demand.

Darren Sharpe, Chief Revenue Officer

Darren Sharpe brings nearly 20 years of enterprise sales and leadership experience to the company and will oversee eSSENTIAL Accessibility’s sales and customer success strategy. Prior to joining, Darren served as the Chief Revenue Officer at TSO Logic, and as the Executive Vice President of Sales for Scalar (now a CDW company).

Kris Rivenburgh, Chief Accessibility & Legal Officer

Kris Rivenburgh is an attorney and the author of The ADA Book. Kris has also written numerous guides on digital accessibility and the law. In his roles at eSSENTIAL Accessibility, he will oversee the compliance and accessibility programs to ensure that eSSENTIAL Accessibility’s clients not only meet, but exceed, the appropriate accessibility standards and laws. His primary focus is to simplify and standardize the digital accessibility process so that it’s easy for clients to make their digital properties accessible, stay on top of best practices and new standards, and remain in compliance with the law.

Alexander Kress, Vice President of Engineering

With 15 years of leadership experience in software development and engineering, Alexander Kress will focus on expanding eSSENTIAL Accessibility’s industry-leading platform capabilities and accelerating new technology development. Prior to eSSENTIAL Accessibility, Alexander was a Director of Software Development at Infor, where he led a significant platform re-architecture that allowed for improved stability, user experience, development speed and significant cost savings.

“We are excited to welcome Darren, Kris and Alexander,” said Mark Steele, co-founder and President of eSSENTIAL Accessibility. “These appointments are crucial as we continue to expand our presence in the market, improve our client service, and drive new innovations that allow brands to provide outstanding experiences to their customers. Each are proven leaders with a track record for delivering results and contributing to high-growth organizations, and we’re confident they’ll be a great asset to our business.”

If you are interested in learning more about eSSENTIAL Accessibility’s Accessibility-as-a-Service platform, contact us here.

About eSSENTIAL Accessibility

eSSENTIAL Accessibility is the smarter way to digital accessibility compliance. As the leading Accessibility-as-a-Service platform, we power brands to empower people by helping them deliver inclusive web, mobile, and product experiences that comply with global regulations, and ensure that people of all abilities have equal access. Contact us to learn more.





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