Acquia Company Overview
Acquia is the leading provider of cloud-based, digital experience management solutions. Forward-thinking organizations rely on Acquia to transform the way they can engage with customers -- in a personal and contextual way, across every device and channel. Acquia provides the agility organizations need to embrace new digital business models and speed innovation and time to market. With Acquia, thousands of customers globally including the BBC, Cisco, Stanford University, and the Australian Government are delivering digital experiences with transformational business impact.
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 Revenue Officer
SaaS industry veteran Jairo Romero joins Acquia as chief revenue officer, and will drive the rapid adoption of digital experience delivery platforms among global brands and organizations as they embrace the power of open source and the cloud. He will lead Acquia’s growth initiatives. Jairo joins Acquia from Insight Venture Partner’s DrillingInfo, a leading SaaS and Big Data analytics platform for the oil and gas industry. Previously he spent 12 years at Rackspace, where he served in a variety of leadership roles including head of enterprise sales and EMEA. During his tenure, Rackspace grew from $45 million to nearly $2 billion in annual revenue.
Chief Revenue Officer
As a direct report of the CEO, Tim leads Acquia's 200+ person global sales & field operations organization including managing those who run all functional areas (field operations, inside sales, global channels, sales development, pre-sales, account management, sales operations) within the Americas, International (GM, EMEA; GM, APAC) and Public Sector/Government.
Tim came to Acquia from OpenSpan (a Matrix Partners company) where he served as Vice President of Worldwide Enterprise Sales and Channels, which included managing many Enterprise relationships and all worldwide ISV/OEM, Reseller, Global System Integrator and Public Sector relationships. Prior to joining OpenSpan, Tim served in various leadership roles including direct, indirect and Public Sector sales roles at Systinet Corporation (acquired by Mercury Interactive), Cape Clear Software (acquired by Workday) and Silverstream Software (acquired by Novell).
Tim graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bryant University and currently resides in Sturbridge, MA with his wife, daughter and two boxer dogs. Outside of Acquia, Tim and his wife own a semi-professional auto racing team and enjoy traveling, boating, cooking and great wine.
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.
Interim Chief Financial Officer
As Interim CFO, Joe is responsible for all financial and legal operations at Acquia.
Joe has more than 40 years of experience in public accounting and financial management and operations at both private and public technology companies. Prior to joining Acquia, Joe was the senior vice president and CFO of Sapient Corporation, a publicly traded global services company. Before joining Sapient, Joe was the CFO of Novell, Inc. Prior to that, Joe held a variety of senior leadership positions at Charles River Ventures, Lightbridge, Inc., and SeaChange International, Inc., and was previously an audit partner with Price Waterhouse LLP (now PwC), and headed its national Software Services Group.
Outside of his work with Acquia, Joe is on the boards of Vivint Smart Home, Vivint Solar and Carbon Black, and serves as the audit committee chairman of all three companies. Joe graduated from the University of New Hampshire (B.S.B.A.), and attended the Executive Program at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Preston B. Bradford
Chief Operating Officer
Preston oversees most operational aspects of the business to ensure scalability and effectiveness, while seeking to provide the best possible experience for Acquia’s customers and partners.
Preston comes to Acquia from Sapient, where he held various global leadership roles during a more than 20 year period. He was responsible for guiding the company through its transition from a private to a publicly listed company, mergers and acquisitions, financial core operations, global shared services, real estate, security and IT as well as Managing Director of Sapient’s operations in India, Canada, the UK and the US Federal government business. Most recently, he was the Chief Development Officer & Managing Director of Sapient.
Prior to joining Sapient, Preston held senior sales, marketing and information technology roles during his 13 year tenure with Sprint (currently Sprint Nextel). He earned a bachelor’s degree in management science from Duke University in 1979. Preston and his wife Allison have lived on the North Shore of Boston for more than 20 years after moving around the U.S. extensively. They both love to travel, sail and enjoy great wine. They have two grown children in their late 20s who both live in Boston.
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.
Michael Cayer is general counsel for Acquia. He previously served as general counsel at BladeLogic, where he managed the company’s IPO process and eventual sale to BMC Software for more than $870 million. He has held the position of general counsel at several other public and private companies.
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.
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