As vice president of strategic partnerships, Tom Richardson is responsible for Acquia's agency, systems integrator and consultancy partnerships. Tom leads a team that is responsible for business development, sales enablement, and joint solutions with Acquia's largest partners.
Prior to joining Acquia, Tom spent a year each in London, Shanghai, and California on WPP Group's fellowship program. The WPP fellowship is designed to develop future leaders of WPP companies, and accepts eight to 10 candidates from 2,000-plus applications each year. As a WPP fellow, Tom was mentored by WPP's Founder and CEO, Sir Martin Sorrell.
Tom grew up in the United Kingdom, and speaks fluent Japanese. He holds a master’s degree in history from the University of Cambridge, and lives in Massachusetts with his wife and three children.