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 during 2008. 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 5 US offices from which Acquia currently operates.

At Acquia, Tom has guided the company to exponential growth based on a fanatical commitment to customers. Deloitte named Acquia the fastest growing private company in their 2013 Technology Fast 500. 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. Prior to Tele Atlas, Tom was the CEO of SOA Governance leader Systinet, where revenue grew 5x in the 18 months prior to the sale of the company to Mercury Interactive. 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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Recente blogs

Posted on Vrijdag, 9 maart 2012, 09:23
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、 Meer...
Posted on dinsdag, 1 maart 2011, 23:48
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 Meer...
Posted on dinsdag, 1 maart 2011, 22:59
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 Meer...
Posted on Vrijdag, 4 februari 2011, 11:41
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 Meer...
Posted on Vrijdag, 21 januari 2011, 10:07
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 Meer...
Posted on woensdag, 10 november 2010, 07:12
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Posted on maandag, 8 november 2010, 10:46
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Posted on dinsdag, 2 november 2010, 16:52
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 Meer...
Posted on woensdag, 20 oktober 2010, 13:59
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Posted on maandag, 16 augustus 2010, 11:09
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Posted on woensdag, 4 augustus 2010, 11:38
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Posted on maandag, 24 mei 2010, 09:58
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Posted on maandag, 17 mei 2010, 15:15
Recapping my thoughts after a wonderful week at DrupalCon San Francisco 2010. Meer...
Posted on dinsdag, 11 mei 2010, 12:03
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 Meer...
Posted on zondag, 9 mei 2010, 10:48
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 Meer...
Posted on dinsdag, 27 april 2010, 08:08
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 Meer...
Posted on woensdag, 14 april 2010, 20:37
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 Meer...
Posted on maandag, 12 april 2010, 15:51
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 Meer...
Posted on dinsdag, 5 januari 2010, 10:17
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 Meer...
Posted on woensdag, 30 december 2009, 17:54
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 Meer...

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