Thomas Erickson

Chief Executive Officer
Acquia, Inc.

Tom is a founding director of Acquia, working with co-founders Dries Buytaert and Jay Batson to develop the company’s open source commercialization model and recruit the early team members. Tom joined Acquia as CEO in 2009, following the sale of Tele Atlas to TomTom, where he had been Chief Products Officer.

As he has done throughout a 30+ year-career in enterprise software, Tom is focused on driving customer success and business strategy at Acquia, Tom also leads the unique blending of open source, digital agency and enterprise software backgrounds, fostering a culture which he perpetuates through extensive travel to the 11 countries and 3 US offices from which Acquia currently operates.

At Acquia, Tom has guided the company to CAGR bookings growth of 1250%. In 2012, Acquia was named the fastest growing software company in the USA in the Inc 500 list of private companies and received the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council Private Company of the Year award. Systinet’s revenue grew 5x in the 18 months Tom was at the helm prior to the sale of the company. Tom led webMethods’ international growth from 2000-2004 at a CAGR of 90% in what was arguably one of the toughest periods for enterprise software ever.

Tom began his career in technical roles after graduating from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a BS Honors degree in electrical and computer engineering. He has spent 14 years of his career living in Australia, England and France. He continues to be passionate about travel, languages, photography, and food and wines. He knows many pilots on a first name basis.

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Posted on Freitag, 9. März 2012, 09:23 Uhr EST
まず、このポストを翻訳してくれた杉本守弘氏に謝辞を述べたいと思います。 アクィア (Acquia) の CEO として、私が ドゥルパル (Drupal) に対して情熱を抱いていることは皆様にお分かりいただけることと思います。しかしあまりご存知でないと思われるのは、私が日本 - その人々、土地、そして市場機会 - に対しても情熱的であるということです。今まで個人的に40回以上日本を訪問しており、最盛期は1999年以降のことです。最初の訪日は1993年でしたが、 Mehr...
Posted on Dienstag, 1. März 2011, 23:48 Uhr EST
Drupal Gardens passed a significant milestone yesterday, 40,000 sites created!    This is an especially exciting moment for me as Acquia gets ready to exit the Drupal Gardens beta program tomorrow. Reaching 40,000 blew away my expectations for the Mehr...
Posted on Dienstag, 1. März 2011, 22:59 Uhr EST
Drupal Gardens passed a significant milestone yesterday, 40,000 sites created! This is an especially exciting moment for me as Acquia gets ready to exit the Drupal Gardens beta program tomorrow. Reaching 40,000 blew away my expectations for the Mehr...
Posted on Freitag, 4. Februar 2011, 11:41 Uhr EST
This blog post is cross-posted from the 2011 Future of Open Source Forum website. As I have for the past few years, I’ll be attending the Open Source Business Conference this May in San Francisco. What makes this year different is that I will Mehr...
Posted on Freitag, 21. Januar 2011, 10:07 Uhr EST
I was recently asked to speak to a group of CTOs in Europe and the USA about social business tools. Designed as an information session, the organizers asked Acquia to present how an open source platform like Drupal could be used to build effective Mehr...
Posted on Mittwoch, 10. November 2010, 07:12 Uhr EST
Rasmus Lerdorf, the creator of PHP, commented in an interview with France's leading newspaper Le Monde, that "it will be practically impossible to create today a proprietary alternative to Drupal". The remarks were in the context of the evolution Mehr...
Posted on Montag, 8. November 2010, 10:46 Uhr EST
When I joined Acquia 18 months ago, one of our top priorities was communicating our partner strategy. As a priority, it’s still right up there, an indication that, while we have made progress, we need to be more transparent, more communicative Mehr...
Posted on Dienstag, 2. November 2010, 16:52 Uhr EDT
The social web is dramatically changing the way we work and play. Organizations are gaining substantial productivity improvements from what the inventor of the term web 2.0, Tim O’Reilly, describes as “harnessing the collective intelligence.” But Mehr...
Posted on Mittwoch, 20. Oktober 2010, 13:59 Uhr EDT
Ever since Dries co-founded Acquia, having a commercial presence in Europe has been an oft discussed topic inside the company. We do have European customers today, and we have Europe based team members in our technical teams, but we have not had Mehr...
Posted on Montag, 16. August 2010, 11:09 Uhr EDT
McKinsey’s latest quarterly includes an updated list of top technology trends to watch. The list was first published over two years ago and described eight tech-business trends that were reshaping strategy across industries. Since then, the social Mehr...
Posted on Mittwoch, 4. August 2010, 11:38 Uhr EDT
Since the early days of Acquia, we’ve sought to ensure that our team was composed of a good blend of Drupal expertise and execution at all levels in the enterprise. Dries encouraged an outstanding group of both technical and evangelical Drupalists Mehr...
Posted on Montag, 24. Mai 2010, 09:58 Uhr EDT
Government: Of the People, By the People, For the People Tom Erickson, Acquia's CEO provides context for his Gov 2.0 Expo session: Drupal and Social Publishing Strategies for Meeting the Open Government Directive. Tom will be serving on a panel Mehr...
Posted on Montag, 17. Mai 2010, 15:15 Uhr EDT
Recapping my thoughts after a wonderful week at DrupalCon San Francisco 2010. Mehr...
Posted on Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010, 12:03 Uhr EDT
Early last year, shortly after I had officially joined Acquia as an employee, I was thinking about critical issues that enterprises face when confronting the interactive web. Acquia had heard from several corners of the market about their Mehr...
Posted on Sonntag, 9. Mai 2010, 10:48 Uhr EDT
Network World published a story about the decision that the US Veteran's Administration has made to pursue open source for their next generation VistA (VA Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture)system. While the current VistA system Mehr...
Posted on Dienstag, 27. April 2010, 08:08 Uhr EDT
Acquia announced a new program at Drupalcon last week, Drupal Software Publishing. I thought it might be useful to provide some of the thinking that went into establishing this program. Acquia’s core mission is to establish Drupal as the dominant Mehr...
Posted on Mittwoch, 14. April 2010, 20:37 Uhr EDT
Acquia has long planned on offering Drupal learning services. While it has taken longer than we had hoped to mold our ideas, I’m very excited to share our plans just prior to the largest Drupalcon in history! The accelerating growth of Drupal has Mehr...
Posted on Montag, 12. April 2010, 15:51 Uhr EDT
The market for business oriented social software solutions is exploding, for good reason. Organizations are learning that their employees, customers and business partners collaborate more effectively in the web 2.0, interactive web world. At the Mehr...
Posted on Dienstag, 5. Januar 2010, 10:17 Uhr EST
I was so proud of what our team accomplished in 2009 that I wrote a couple of different versions of our accomplishments. I posted one last week. However, after thinking about it some more, I was so excited by specific achievements, that I decided Mehr...
Posted on Mittwoch, 30. December 2009, 17:54 Uhr EST
It was a very good year As we’re just a few days away from 2010, I’ve been reflecting on the momentum Acquia has built over the last year. Based on our reception by the market, and the steady rise in enterprise acceptance of social computing, it’s Mehr...

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