Acquia Appoints James Murray as General Manager of EMEA [Feb 23, 2017]
LONDON — February 23, 2017 — Acquia, the digital experience company, today announced that James Murray has been appointed the general manager of Acquia’s operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Acquia is experiencing rapid growth in the EMEA region, and Murray has been appointed to take the company’s business to the next level and direct its continued expansion in this strategic region. As GM he will be leading Acquia’s regional growth initiatives from the company’s regional headquarters located in Reading, UK.
Murray comes to Acquia with more than 25 years of experience in information technology delivery, sales and marketing. He started his career as a consultant at systems integrator Accenture, before spending 12 years driving growth in Europe and Asia for Interwoven and Autonomy’s digital businesses. His most recent role was general manager for EMEA at Splunk through the company’s IPO. Since then, he founded a consultancy company focused on healthcare and coaching sales executives.
Murray commented: “It’s a great time to be joining Acquia as the global demand for our cloud solutions for unifying content, community and commerce continues to increase. The company has a great history of bringing value to its customers with the power of its digital experience platform. Our growth in EMEA is driven by demand for our open source cloud-based solutions for digital experience delivery, and we believe the findings of recent industry reports validate the strength of our solutions.”
Last month Acquia was named a Leader in the Forrester Research, Inc. report: “The Forrester Wave™: Web Content Management Systems, Q1 2017.” The company was also positioned by Gartner, Inc in the leaders quadrant of the 2016 Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management.
Jairo Romero, chief revenue officer, Acquia added: “James is a talented and knowledgeable professional and a perfect fit for the company. His leadership skills and detailed knowledge of the market will ensure that we continue to build on the strength of the business and drive forward future growth.”
Acquia is the leading provider of cloud-based, digital experience management solutions. Forward-thinking organisations rely on Acquia to transform the way they can engage with customers — across every device and channel, everywhere. Acquia provides the foundation and the freedom for organisations to embrace new digital business models and create new revenue streams. With Acquia, organisations around the world including BBC, Nasdaq, Stanford University, and the Australian Government accelerate time to market and drive customer engagement through cross-channel, contextually relevant, and high-impact digital experiences.
For more information visit www.acquia.com/gb or call 01865 520010.
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