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Thomas N. Erickson

Former Acquia CEO, board member

Thomas Erickson has more than 25 years of experience in software products and services. A founding member of the Acquia's board of directors, he most recently served as the company's CEO. Prior to Acquia, Erickson was the CEO of Systinet Corporation, a privately held software company recognized globally as a leader in providing a foundation for service oriented architectures in Global 2000 companies. Systinet was sold to Mercury Interactive in 2006, which itself was acquired by Hewlett Packard.

Prior to Systinet, Thomas was the executive vice president, international for webMethods, a Nasdaq listed company recognized 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 percent 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 software.

Thomas Erickson earned his honors degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.