Akumina Company Overview
The Employee Experience Platform that Empowers Global Enterprises
Akumina is the employee experience platform that empowers global enterprises to quickly create personalized digital experiences that help every employee in every role work smarter, not harder.
By offering a customizable, brandable, and multilingual platform that seamlessly integrates with leading enterprise cloud applications, Akumina delivers a contextual, collaborative, and engaging workplace experience to every user on any device.
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Chief Executive Officer
Ed leads Akumina with a hands-on approach formed from 13 years in both Technical and Executive management roles at Ektron. He has built on his experiences as a software engineer and architect to form a deep understanding of how business needs intersect with technology to create innovative solutions. Prior to his role as Chief Operating Officer at Ektron, Ed was Chief Software Architect at TeleHomeCare at Global Telemedix, and held Senior Software Engineering roles at Zydacron and Bruker Instruments.
President & Chief Revenue Officer
David Maffei is a successful technology veteran with deep ties to Web Content Management, Business Continuity, Enterprise ECommerce and Award-Winning Professional Services teams. At Akumina, and previously at Carbonite (NASDAQ: CARB), Bridgeline (NASDAQ: BLIN) & Ektron (now EpiServer), Maffei is directly responsible for the company’s global revenue as well as the plans and strategies for developing business and achieving the company’s sales goals.
With a decade of success and deep market, technology and industry knowledge, Maffei is able to position trends ahead of the curve to promote thought leadership and differentiation within digital market segments that are highly saturated.
His charter is to manage the sales teams, operations and resources to deliver profitable growth, define and coordinate sales training programs that enable staff to achieve their potential and support company sales objectives while exceeding customer expectations and contributing to a high level of customer satisfaction.
Chief Technology Officer
Udaiappa Ramachandran (Udai) has over 16 years of experience building products and expertise in content management and learning management. At Akumina, Udai develops the technology and product roadmaps to turn Akumina into a market leader in digital content management using Microsoft Online products. He specializes in product development, cloud computing, Office 365, SharePoint, search, analytics, online training and security. He served as a Chief Software Architect at Ektron, driving Ektron’s product research, architecture and technology vision. While he was at Ektron he built CMS400.NET, Workflow, eSync, Cloud and SaaS based campaign management system. He is a Microsoft Azure insider and an organizer of the New Hampshire Cloud .NET user group. Udai holds a Master’s degree in Computer Applications and Bachelor degree in Mathematics from Madurai Kamaraj University, India.
Chief Operating Officer
Houghton’s experience includes 23 years at Microsoft in numerous executive-level roles, leading teams focused on building strong customer and partner relationships. These positions included General Manager for the Greater China Region, Enterprise & Partner Group. In this leadership role he was responsible for the overall strategy and business operations of the large enterprise, customer segment. Houghton was most recently President America’s Region for SITA, a multinational information technology company providing IT and telecommunication services to the air transport industry. SITA services over 430 members and 2,800 customers worldwide which is around 90% of the world’s airline business.
Vice President, Global Marketing
Prior to Akumina, Tahlor spent six years at Acquia rising through the ranks on the global Marketing team. She led various groups including North American Field Marketing and Global Channel Marketing, and spent three years in Sydney, Australia as Director of Marketing for APAC. Tahlor was part of Acquia during their explosive growth, from about $45M in revenue in 2012 and just north of $168M in 2017. Tahlor is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a B.S. in Business Administration with a focus on Management & Entrepreneurial Studies.
Vice President of Engineering
Vice President of Client Services
Vice President of Alliances
Vice President, Sales
As Vice President of Sales, John is responsible for developing and executing the organization’s sales strategy to achieve overall growth targets. Prior to joining Akumina, John was Sr. Director of Channel Sales at Carbonite (NASDAQ: CARB) responsible for driving channel strategy and business development with Carbonite’s strategic partner base in North America. Before joining Carbonite, John spent six years in the Web content management space as Vice President of Business Development at Ektron (Now EpiServer). Prior to that, John led business development at Biddingforgood, a Boston-based technology company that provides online fundraising solutions. John holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Northeastern University.
Love the way you work.
We’ve worked hard to create an inclusive and supportive environment at Akumina. Our customers are happy when our employees are thriving and that happens by empowering our colleagues and developing a strong internal culture.
Welcome to Akumina! We moved into our new office space in January of 2019 - home to 35 Akuminites and we are growing! Akumina is the Employee Experience Platform that empowers global enterprises to quickly create personalized digital experiences that help every employee in every role work smarter, not harder.
Our lobby doubles as a collaborative space for our team members.
Our CEO Ed Rogers (left) and President David Maffei (right) seated below Akumina's guiding principles wall in our lobby. These principles define who we are and how we operate as Akuminites!
Some team members hanging out in the collaboration space prior to our Company Update Meeting.
Marc in engineering has lots of goodies on his desk!
Harrison is on our Inside Sales team and works closely with Marketing & Sales to drive net new business for Akumina.
Most of the walls in the Akumina office feature Idea Paint which allows for endless creativity and whiteboarding sessions.
All of the meeting rooms at Akumina are named after New England Stadiums for our beloved professional sports. LFG!
Roll call! Teammates enjoying lunch prior to the start of our Company Update Meeting.
Ed Rogers addressing our entire team, which is now more than 50 Akuminites across the world!
"Gillette" - our main conference room also features bench seating so we can fit everyone in the room.
Our CFO, John DiBartolomeo, digs into lunch.
The Akumina office is located in downtown Nashua, NH, which is home to many old mill buildings. Our office is full of natural light with wall-to-wall windows across the entire office.
With all of the natural light, you can find many desks with succulents and plants.
Some of our marketing team members collaborating in our lobby area. Clearly Dave cracked a joke that Michele and Tahlor liked!
Tahlor, our VP of Marketing, is responsible for our new branding that we launched in December including our tagline, 'love the way you work'.
Mike, our Director of Demand Generation, meets with Kim, the latest addition to the Akumina family to run through upcoming campaigns.
Our office is always full of visitors! Dave, Andy and Ed welcomed the StitchDX team to talk about an implementation of Akumina.
We encourage everyone at Akumina to DREAM BIG!
From all of us at Akumina, we hope you enjoyed the tour!
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's corporate headquarters are located right in Downtown Boston. We had a chance to see how their employees "stay curious," as per the statement which is proudly displayed in their office.
BHE has grown substantially over the past several years and has moved into a new office in Boston's Financial District to accommodate its rapid expansion. The company's new offices are modern in every sense of the word, featuring the usual open and collaborative spaces and state-of-the-art meeting rooms.
Privy recently moved into new offices near South Station and we had a chance to take a look inside. During our visit, we certainly witness a very team-oriented atmosphere. Don't miss the in-house video studio and the employee photo wall!
Facebook Boston's growth is continuing. This year, the company unveiled its brand new 130,000 square foot office located at 100 Binney Street in Cambridge. Facebook Boston currently has 200 employees working out of this location and there's plenty of room for growth, as the space is built to hold 600 people.
PatientPing moved into their new office in downtown Boston last November. The office is bright and sunny with plenty of spaces for collaboration. Their personalities and brand colors are represented with team photos and pops of coral and blue throughout the office.
Lose It!'s headquarters are located near the Boston Common. One cool idea that stands out is how they move employees' desks every three months, so you get to know everyone better. The offices also feature a ski lodge-styled quiet room.
Formlabs' Somerville offices feature many of their products and favorite prints on display...with some of them being made by employees themselves (a perk of working there!).
Numerated features an open office and catered lunches to keep their Numerators (what they call their employees) working together and happy.
O'Reilly Media's beautiful red and white offices feature a game room designed for their weekly ping pong tournaments.
Akumina's offices are located in downtown Nashua, New Hampshire and during our tour, we saw plenty of Akuminites (what the company calls their employees) in action.
BitSight's new offices are in the R2-D2 building at 111 Huntington Ave. The company has an incredible-looking space and catered lunches for their team members.
TimeTrade has a beautiful industrial-designed office and rooms for employee Game Nights. Also, their conference room names are music-oriented.
CyberArk's offices in Newton feature a completely renovated, not to mention nice-looking, lobby. The offices house employees working hard in the meeting rooms as well as a few getting competitive with foosball.
DraftKings occupies 105,000 square feet of space, which is the largest single-floor office plan in Boston. From the breathtaking entrance... to sports-themed huddle spaces... to meeting spaces named after famous sports athletes and tech entrepreneurs... to the DK café which mimics a football field... there is so much to see!
PathAI moved from Cambridge to Boston and their offices give employees plenty of room to collaborate... and play a few rounds of Super Smash Bros.
Aside from giving their employees a great view of the Back Bay, OM1 has a sharp, blue-colored office with tons of open space and huddle rooms.
Buildium has been expanding aggressively and to facilitate this growth, the company moved into a new office at 3 Center Plaza.
Located not too far from the Downtown Crossing T stop is Panorama Education's offices which feature meeting rooms named after school subjects and a wall featuring the "Pets of Panorama."
Tamr's offices are located in Cambridge and it gives its employees great views of Harvard Square.
The offices of Datto are located at 50 Milk Street and their lobby is a celebration of their decade-plus lifespan.
Desktop Metal's Burlington offices feature their 3D printing machines in action in a collaborative office.
Boston Digital's rebranded headquarters are in the Schrafft's Center in Charlestown and have a bright, orange-color scheme.