Former Micro Focus exec joins Acquia as CEO [Nov. 15, 2017]

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jeudi, le 16 novembre 2017h

By Rohan Pearce

Michael Sullivan has joined Boston-based tech company Acquia as the company’s chief executive officer.

Prior to taking on the CEO role at Acquia, Sullivan oversaw the information management and governance product portfolio at Micro Focus. He joined Micro Focus when the company acquired HP Enterprise’s software arm.

Sullivan succeeds Tom Erickson, whose planned departure from Acquia was announced in May.

Acquia was co-founded by Dries Buytaert, who created the open source Drupal web platform. Buytaert is the company’s chief technology officer and Acquia revealed that in addition to retaining the CTO role, he has been appointed chairman.

“Mike is one of the most dynamic technology leaders I have met,” Buytaert said in a statement. “Like me, he founded a company in his twenties which he has led ever since. His deep understanding of the opportunities and challenges faced by large global enterprises aligns perfectly with Acquia’s focus on providing data-driven customer journey solutions to organizations that have ambitious digital aspirations and challenges.”


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