Acquia Appoints Christine Komola, Staples CFO, to its Board of Directors [March 31, 2015]

Komola Named Chairwoman of Board’s Audit Committee

BURLINGTON, MA – March 31, 2015 – Acquia, the digital experience company, today announced the appointment of Christine Komola, chief financial officer of Staples, Inc., to Acquia’s board of directors. Komola will serve as chairwoman of the board’s audit committee.

“Global brands must be nimble to keep pace with the ever-changing environment of commerce and customer engagement,” Komola said. “Acquia gives organizations the freedom to make meaningful connections with their audience. I’m honored to join Acquia’s board and help the management team deliver on its commitment to customer success.”

Komola brings more than 25 years of financial operations and management experience to the Acquia board. She previously led financial operations for Staples.com and later led marketing and merchandising for Staples’ furniture division before taking on executive finance roles. She was appointed CFO and principal accounting officer of Staples, Inc. in 2012. Komola previously held several positions at Ernst & Young LLP.

Staples is the world’s largest office products company and is focused on providing every product businesses need to succeed. It’s also one of the world’s largest internet retailers.

"Christine is a proven leader of a Fortune 500 company, and her vast experience in commerce, merchandising and the digital transformation that brands face today will be invaluable to Acquia," said Tom Erickson, Acquia CEO and board member.

Acquia serves global brands that have increasingly complex requirements for digital experience delivery, and provides a resilient, open platform to unify content, community and commerce. Brands that adopt the Acquia Platform gain the freedom to connect the best applications that will lead to deeper, more personal customer relationships.

Acquia surpassed US$100 million revenue in 2014. The company was included among Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™ list of fastest growing companies for the second consecutive year.

“With Christine’s appointment, Acquia gains an accomplished executive from a Massachusetts-grown global leader of disruptive commerce,” said Dries Buytaert, Acquia CTO, co-founder and board member. “She brings a critical perspective on the engagement and commerce challenges of enterprise organizations, challenges that Acquia is uniquely positioned to solve through its open Acquia Platform.”

About Acquia
Acquia is the digital experience company. Intuit, Warner Music Group and Stanford University are among the more than 4,000 organizations that are transforming their digital businesses with Acquia’s open cloud platform. Global 2000 enterprises, government agencies and NGOs rely on Acquia to create new revenue streams, lower costs, and engage audiences more deeply through content, community, commerce and context.
For more information visit www.acquia.com or call +1 781 238 8600.
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