Preston oversees most operational aspects of the business to ensure scalability and effectiveness, while seeking to provide the best possible experience for Acquia’s customers and partners.
Preston comes to Acquia from Sapient, where he held various global leadership roles during a more than 20 year period. He was responsible for guiding the company through its transition from a private to a publicly listed company, mergers and acquisitions, financial core operations, global shared services, real estate, security and IT as well as Managing Director of Sapient’s operations in India, Canada, the UK and the US Federal government business. Most recently, he was the Chief Development Officer & Managing Director of Sapient.
Prior to joining Sapient, Preston held senior sales, marketing and information technology roles during his 13 year tenure with Sprint (currently Sprint Nextel). He earned a bachelor’s degree in management science from Duke University in 1979. Preston and his wife Allison have lived on the North Shore of Boston for more than 20 years after moving around the U.S. extensively. They both love to travel, sail and enjoy great wine. They have two grown children in their late 20s who both live in Boston.