Acquia Company Overview
Acquia is driving the open-source revolution as the leading provider of cloud-based digital experience management solutions. Collaborators within Acquia and global volunteers are continually strengthening Drupal, our award-winning platform, to fuel the world’s most ambitious brands like Pinterest, Whole Foods, and the Australian government.
Our goal is to inspire collaboration, creativity, and professional development for eager and driven challenge-seekers. We want to present opportunities for our talented and innovative new hires that not only harness their strengths but also challenge them to stretch beyond their comfort zone and tackle problems at the edge of their skill set.
Jobs at Acquia
Founder, Chairman, & Chief Technology Officer
Dries Buytaert is the original creator and project lead for the Drupal open source web publishing and collaboration platform. Buytaert serves as president of the Drupal Association, a non-profit organisation formed to help Drupal flourish. He is also co-founder and chief technology officer of Acquia, a venture-backed software company that offers products and services for Drupal. Dries is also a co-founder of Mollom, a web service that helps you identify content quality and, more importantly, helps you stop website spam. A native of Belgium, Buytaert holds a PhD in computer science and engineering from Ghent University and a Licentiate Computer Science (MsC) from the University of Antwerp. In 2008, Buytaert was elected Young Entrepreneurs of Tech by BusinessWeek as well as MIT TR 35 Young Innovator.
Chief Executive Officer
Michael Sullivan is CEO of Acquia, effective in December 2017. Sullivan joins Acquia from Micro Focus, where he participated in the merger of Micro Focus with Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s software business. The combined company became the world’s seventh largest pure-play software company and the largest UK technology firm listed on the London Stock Exchange.
Sullivan was responsible for the information management and governance product portfolio both at Micro Focus and at HP, where he was senior VP and GM for SaaS. Prior to joining HP, he led the Protect business unit at Autonomy, which delivered risk and compliance solutions to Fortune 1000 companies. He joined Autonomy through the acquisition of Zantaz, where he was senior VP of operations and services. Sullivan was the founder and CEO of Steelpoint Technologies, a pioneer in technologies for the intelligent management of unstructured information.
Sullivan was recognized by Ernst & Young as an Entrepreneur of the Year finalist in both 2000 and 2004. Earlier in his career, he was a software developer for Raytheon. A lifelong resident of Massachusetts, he holds a degree in computer information systems from Bentley University.
Chief Financial Officer
With more than two decades of financial leadership at publicly traded software companies, Chris Andersen joins Acquia from Akamai, where he was most recently vice president of finance. Previously, Andersen was chief accounting officer at Progress Software and spent 13 years at Novell, where he held several financial leadership roles.
He began his career with the public accounting firm Arthur Andersen in Seattle. Andersen received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Brigham Young University.
Chief Marketing Officer
As Acquia’s chief marketing officer, Lynne Capozzi oversees all global marketing functions including digital marketing, demand generation, operations, regional and field marketing, customer and partner marketing, events, vertical strategy, analyst relations, content and corporate communications.
Lynne is one of Acquia’s boomerang stories, first serving as Acquia CMO in 2009. Lynne left Acquia in 2011 to pursue her nonprofit work full-time. She returned to Acquia in late 2016 to lead the marketing organization into its next stage of growth.
Prior to her experience at Acquia, Lynne has held various marketing leadership roles in the technology space. She served as CMO at JackBe, an enterprise mashup software company for real-time intelligence applications that was acquired by Software AG, before that Lynne was CMO at Systinet, which was acquired by Mercury Interactive. Prior to that, Lynne was a VP at Lotus Development, which was later acquired by IBM.
Outside of her work at Acquia, Lynne is on the board of directors at the Boston Children’s Hospital Trust and runs a nonprofit through the hospital.
Chief Operating Officer
As Acquia’s chief operating officer, Stephen Reny leads customer success, professional services, global support, and operations. He joined Acquia from Micro Focus, where as vice president and general manager, he ran the Information management and governance business, as well as the global SaaS businesses.
Reny has more than 25 years of experience leading sales channels, corporate and business development, and mergers and acquisitions. He has held CEO, CFO and COO roles for a number of organizations. Reny began his career in finance and has held executive positions in finance, corporate banking, investment banking, and private equity businesses. Reny graduated from Bentley University.
Chief People Officer
Heather leads Acquia’s Talent Organization, comprised of Talent Acquisition, HR/Retention and Development. Providing key insight and expertise in building and sustaining Acquia’s fast-growing global team and culture. Ensuring that Acquia maintains a culture that enables every Associate the opportunity to grow and enhance their skills.
Heather was previously Chief People Officer at Rue La La, where she led the online fashion innovator’s expansion from 100 to 700+ employees over a 5 year period and facilitated growth and diversity through hiring practices and retention/development programs. Heather’s mission at Rue La La was to create a culture that fostered a motivating, supportive, and diverse work environment.
Prior to Rue La La, she held several senior leadership positions at DigitasLBi during a 12+ year period. She was responsible for global recruiting, staffing and learning & development, as well as the implementation of processes, systems and tools to support the growth and development of an expanding international company.
Passionate about giving back to the community, Heather has served on both the Big Sister and Ad Club Boards in Boston.
General Manager, Mautic
After more than a decade as a marketing executive at companies ranging from early-stage startups to publicly traded enterprises, Matt Johnston joined Mautic as CEO at the end of 2016. Prior to that, Matt led marketing, community and company strategy at Applause. As their Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer, he was responsible for the company's large-scale initiatives around global expansion and partner ecosystem.
Previously, Matt served as VP of Marketing at OnForce; Director of Marketing at Mimeo; and started his career at Herman Miller as an E-commerce Product Manager. Matt earned a B.A. in Marketing from Calvin College, as well as an MBA in Marketing & Technology from New York University's Stern School of Business. Matt is a frequent speaker at technology and marketing conferences, including Apps World, Digital Summit, Under The Radar and Enterprise 2.0.
Senior Vice President, Corporate Development
Entrepreneur, investor and software veteran Eric Sikola leads Acquia’s Corporate Development team, overseeing all M&A, business development and helping drive our corporate strategy. Before joining Acquia, Eric was founder and CEO of ExpenseCloud, which he sold to TriNet Group in May 2012. Before starting ExpenseCloud, Eric was vice president of sales at Aperture, which was acquired by Emerson Electric in 2008. Prior to that, Eric held various sales executive positions over a 12-year span with companies such as Forte Software, webMethods, and Systinet.
Eric holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Outside of work at Acquia, Eric is a trustee for the University of Colorado, enjoys golfing, surfing and great wine. Eric and his wife, Allyson, reside in Pacific Palisades, California, with their three children.
Inspire a Little Crazy
Embrace your inner child. We encourage creativity and imagination. We celebrate our individuality. We inspire ideas, even those that are just a little wacky.
Committed to Awesome
We are passionate about customer success on a daily basis. We are not afraid to extend boundaries to achieve the extraordinary.
Do the Right Thing
Integrity rules. We take pride in always being respectful and honest with our clients, our partners, our communities, and our colleagues. We value listening, teamwork and collaboration.
Jump In and Own It
We value a sense of urgency blended with determination and perseverance. We embrace calculated risk-taking. We never say “that’s not my job”.
Give back more
Acquia was born from a community. We cherish our roots in open source and contribute our time and talent to strengthen our communities. We serve and give to charitable causes globally.
My team is able to influence the direction of Acquia by how content is delivered and monetized by global businesses in 2 ways. Acquia's founder created Drupal, the leading open source CMS in the world and we are proud of our close relationship with the Drupal community. We have also pivoted towards DXP capabilities and offer a full suite of solutions to our customers.
Our rewards program drives peer recognition for great work, helping teams build connections by celebrating our peers’ contributions on a companywide forum augmented with micro-bonuses, which increase motivation, productivity, and engagement.
The trick to empowering creativity from my team is encouraging frequent communication and iteration. Embrace behaviors, not platitudes, that remind the team there is no such thing as failure. Embed creativity and make it more than a tagline. Show that nothing is unsalvageable; focus on ‘why’ things occurred, and make everything a learning opportunity.
Our culture of continuous, lifelong learning allows every Acquian opportunities to learn, stretch and grow. With support and coaching from their managers and Global Learning Programs, Acquians have access to a robust online learning platform, a mentor program, and more. Every day offers the opportunity to take on unique challenges.
There are a number of different projects we are always working on from maintenance and performance optimizations to new customer features. For me, the most exciting and rewarding projects are where we release a piece of functionality that excites and delights our customers and makes their jobs easier.
I love being part of Acquia's collaborative and creative design team. Our work is so dynamic: from partnering with our research team . . . to working with our engineers to implement our designs . . . it's a truly rewarding experience . . .
Acquia is a great place to work. The vision, culture, leadership, product and career development are excellent. The collaboration between all departments and how we work together is special and a testament to the great culture that has been built.
One of my favorite parts of Acquia is partnering with different volunteer organizations. For the past five years, the Boston office has partnered with the Wonderfund (www.wonderfundma.org) to pair Acquians with the holiday wish lists of local children. We sponsored 250 kids in 2019 and look forward to continuing our partnership in 2020!
Welcome to Acquia!
Lobby from 2nd Floor
Kitchen pano: Work, eat, meet
Creative strategizing in the kitchen
DNA Wall, #LoveOurDNA
Dries' conference room
Account management team
The sales team- love our stand up desks
Engineering team space
Secret library tucked into a relaxing space on the main floor
Ping pong break
Color changing elevator lobby
Acquia team bfast
Executive breakfast with our head of people
Executives cook breakfast
Smiling faces at breakfast
Acquia representing at JP Morgan Corporate Challenge
Acquia Summer Outing 2016