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Acquia Board of Directors

Thomas Erickson has over 25 years of experience in software products and services. Most recently, he was the CEO of Systinet Corporation, a privately held software company recognised globally as a leader in providing a foundation for service oriented architectures (SOA) in Global 2000 companies. Systinet was sold to Mercury Interactive in 2006, which itself was acquired by Hewlett Packard (HP).

Prior to Systinet, Thomas was the executive vice-president, international for webMethods, a Nasdaq listed company recognised as the fastest growing software company in the USA from 1998 to...

Dries is the original creator and project lead for the Drupal open source web publishing and collaboration platform. He serves as president of the Drupal Association, a non-profit organisation formed to help Drupal flourish. A native of Belgium, Dries holds a PhD in computer science and engineering from Ghent University.

Drupal.org ID: Dries blog: http://buytaert.net

Michael Skok is a serial entrepreneur of more than two decades, turned investor for more than a decade, and now he is also mentoring and teaching entrepreneurship.

Most recently, Michael was a general partner at North Bridge Venture Partners where he initiated ventures with innovators, as well as seeded and invested in many great entrepreneurs who went on to build billions of dollars of value focusing on large market opportunities such as eCommerce and Big Data. Michael focuses on game changing technologies & disruptive business models such as SaaS, Cloud
Computing, Open...

John joined Sigma in 1996. With over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur, a business unit manager and an investor, John uses motivation, enthusiasm and his own technology and operational expertise to support Sigma’s portfolio companies. Throughout his career, he has held executive management positions, created new business units and departments and sponsored new projects at some of the industry’s most successful technology companies.

Prior to Sigma, John was the President and CEO of Vermeer Technologies, Inc., the developers of FrontPage, the leading web authoring tool....

Brian Paul is a Managing Director of Tenaya Capital, and he has been a member of the Tenaya investment team since 1999.

In April 2011, Forbes published its Midas List of 2011's Top TechInvestors. Brian was ranked at number 54. Brian was also recently selected as one of the 15 most powerful venture capitalists on the East Coast by Business Insider.

Previously, Brian worked in Lehman Brothers' Global Technology and Healthcare Investment Banking groups in New York, London and Los Angeles. Within these groups, Brian was responsible for public and private equity offerings as well...

Tom Bogan is a private investor, Chairman of the Board Directors for Black Duck Software and serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Citrix Systems. From 1997 to 2003, Mr. Bogan served in a variety of positions with Rational Software Corporation, an S&P 500 software company acquired by IBM Corporation in 2003, including President and Chief Operating Officer from 2000 to 2003 and Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 1999 to 2000. Mr. Bogan is a seasoned executive focused on enterprise software and will bring significant strategic insight, as well as...

Paul Sallaberry has served as a venture investor and senior executive in highly regarded technology companies for nearly 30 years. His sales and operational experience will be valuable as Acquia continues its rapid expansion in various vertical and international markets. Mr. Sallaberry was Executive Vice President, Worldwide Field Operations at Veritas Software, which was acquired by Symantec. Mr. Sallaberry also held senior positions at OpenVision Technologies and Oracle.

Rich D'Amore has almost three decades of experience in the venture business.
Rich D'Amore has been with North Bridge since the company's inception in 1994. Before co-founding North Bridge, he spent fourteen years at Hambro International Equity Partners, establishing the firm's Boston office. His investments have been split between early stage projects and special situations.
Before joining Hambro in 1982, he worked as a consultant at Bain and Company and was a Certified Public Accountant with Arthur Young and Company.
Rich received a BS from Northeastern, summa cum laude...

Ravi joined NEA in 2004 and co-heads the firm’s Technology Venture Growth Equity investment practice. Ravi’s investments in the software and technology sectors include Acquia, Bloomreach, Boku, Captora, Desire2Learn, Mulesoft and Stitcher. Ravi’s investments in other sectors include Availink, Boulder Wind Power, Goji, Imergy Power, PURE Energies, and Suniva. Prior investments include Arcot (acquired by CA), Braintree (acquired by eBay), GlobalLogic (acquired by Apax Partners), IM Logic (acquired by Symantec), Sanera (acquired by McData), Tele Atlas (Euronext: TA, acquired by TomTom), and...

With more than 15 years of experience in venture capital, Jose Suarez serves as Managing Director for Investor Growth Capital, focusing on infrastructure technology, ranging from semiconductors to hardware systems and software. Previously, Jose was based in IGC’s Asian office where he managed a broad range of investments both in the public markets and in privately negotiated situations.

Jose received a B.A. in Asian Studies from Dartmouth College.