Acquia Names Content Management Veteran Joseph Wykes Vice President of Global Channels [March 20, 2012]
DRUPALCON, DENVER, CO – March 20, 2012 – Acquia, the enterprise guide to Drupal, today announced the appointment of recognized web content management industry leader Joseph Wykes as Vice President of Global Channels.
Wykes joins Acquia from Percussion Software, where he served as President. During his ten-year tenure at the web content management software company, he led the company’s expansion into the enterprise market, building strategic partnerships with ISVs, systems integrators and digital agencies. Wykes established an excellent track record for driving sales and launching innovative, award-winning products to meet customer and partner demand.
“Acquia has made remarkable strides driving enterprise adoption of Drupal,” said Tom Erickson, chief executive officer at Acquia. “Joe is a highly respected leader with a proven track record building world-class channel programs. Continued growth and expansion of the Drupal ecosystem is a key priority for Acquia. We’re excited to have Joe addressing this opportunity.”
“I am impressed with the phenomenal growth of Drupal in the market and the strength of Acquia’s business and its stellar roster of customers,” said Joe Wykes, vice president of global channels at Acquia. “Open source Drupal and the cloud are dramatically changing how organizations are building web experiences. I am looking forward to bringing Acquia and Drupal to the world’s best brands and driving business growth together with our partners.”
In 2011, Acquia tripled its customer base to more than 2,000 subscribers, including organizations in a wide range of industries from media and entertainment, public sector and high-tech to education and healthcare. Al Jazeera, Brit Awards, eBay, RedHat and Twitter count among Acquia’s recently acquired customers.
The company also achieved a 40 percent expansion in its partner network, for a total of 400 partners in 25 countries. Appnovation, Blink Reaction, Dataflow, Myplanet Digital, Palantir.net, Phase2 Technology and VML are among the partners with whom Acquia collaborates closely to deliver high-performance and flexible Drupal solutions to customers.
Acquia has offices in the USA, France, the Netherlands, and the UK. It is also expanding its presence in the Asia-Pacific region to meet increasing customer demand.
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Acquia empowers enterprises with the open source social publishing system Drupal. Co-founded by Drupal’s creator in 2007, Acquia helps customers manage their growth and scale their online properties with confidence. Acquia’s products, cloud infrastructure, and support enable companies to realize the full power of Drupal while minimizing risk, as it has done for nearly 2,000 enterprise customers including Twitter, Al Jazeera, Turner, Intuit, World Economic Forum, Stanford University, Mercedes-Benz and NPR. See who’s using Drupal at http://www.drupalshowcase.com, and for more information please visit www.acquia.com or call 888-9-ACQUIA.