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Thomas N. Erickson

CEO, Acquia, Inc.

Thomas Erickson has over 25 years of experience in software products and services. Most recently, he was the CEO of Systinet Corporation, a privately held software company recognised globally as a leader in providing a foundation for service oriented architectures (SOA) in Global 2000 companies. Systinet was sold to Mercury Interactive in 2006, which itself was acquired by Hewlett Packard (HP).

Prior to Systinet, Thomas was the executive vice-president, international for webMethods, a Nasdaq listed company recognised as the fastest growing software company in the USA from 1998 to 2003. During the time that Thomas was at webMethods, their international business averaged 90% annual growth.

Before webMethods, Thomas was President, Asia Pacific for the Baan Company, also based in Sydney. Thomas joined Baan in 1997 and before his posting to Sydney was President, MSO Division, based at the corporate head office in Reston, Virginia. In that role, he had worldwide responsibility for all maintenance management and field service business.

Prior to Baan, he held a variety of worldwide executive positions in enterprise application software companies, including Watermark Software / FileNet, Delrina, Thomson Software and MRO Software. Thomas is a board director of New York and Sydney based Quickcomm Software, a leader in telecom expense management (TEM) software.

Thomas Erickson earned his honours degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.