Acquia Appoints Cedric Demeulenaere as AVP, Southern Europe
Paris-based Veteran Sales Leader Focused on Growing Sales, Partner Network Across Region
BOSTON -- October 9, 2018 -- Acquia today announced the appointment of Cedric Demeulenaere as its new area vice president for Southern Europe, where he will lead the team of digital experience professionals responsible for bringing Acquia’s portfolio of platform applications to world-class organizations. Demeulenaere joins Acquia from Verint, where he led operations for southern Europe and Africa.
“Cedric joins Acquia at an exciting time. Demand for the Acquia Experience Platform is growing as enterprise and mid-market organizations adopt open source and cloud solutions to solve the biggest challenges in digital marketing,” said Jairo Romero, Acquia chief revenue officer. “Cedric’s experience will be invaluable as we accelerate our work in helping global brands get amazing return from their investment in Drupal, and helping them connect the digital experience applications that are driving today’s customer experience.”
Acquia’s business continues to accelerate across Europe. Recently the company moved its European headquarters to new offices in The White Building in central Reading, U.K. Acquia will host its first ever Experience Acquia customer event in Paris on 22 November 2018 at the Royal Pavilion. This half-day conference will be an opportunity to learn about Acquia product innovations and share the best practices of Acquia customers and partners. The event, sponsored by IBMix and Mirum, will feature Demeulenaere and speakers from Essilor France, Syngenta, and SNCF.
“It is an incredible opportunity for me to join the committed and talented team at Acquia, and work with some of the most innovative brands and organizations across Southern Europe,” Demeulenaere said. “Together we’re bringing powerful solutions for content management and personalized customer experiences, helping our clients create moments that matter for their customers.”
The Acquia Experience Platform is a set of technologies for easily building digital experiences at scale, across the web, mobile sites, native applications, voice assistants and more. By connecting the applications that power customer experiences, Acquia frees marketers and digital teams to deliver personalized, data-driven experiences across every channel and touchpoint.
As area vice president, Demeulenaere is responsible for growing and accelerating both sales and the partner network business in the region, which includes France, Belgium, Luxembourg, French-speaking Switzerland, Spain, Italy and Portugal. Prior to Acquia, he lead the southern Europe and Africa team at Verint, and previously held sales leadership roles at Pega, Genesys, OpenText, and SAP. Demeulenaere received a master’s degree in international business from Grenoble School of Management.
Acquia is the open source digital experience company. We provide the world’s most ambitious brands with technology that allows them to embrace innovation and create customer moments that matter. At Acquia, we believe in the power of community - giving our customers the freedom to build tomorrow on their terms. To learn more, visit acquia.com.
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