Press Release

Acquia Appoints Stephen Reny as President and CEO

Operations and customer success veteran steps up to oversee next phase of digital experience leader’s growth

BOSTON, December 19, 2022Acquia, the open digital experience company, today named Stephen Reny as President and CEO. Mr. Reny most recently served as the company’s Chief Operating Officer, guiding all aspects of customer success, professional services, global support, security, and operations for Acquia. He moves into the role as Michael Sullivan, who led Acquia for five years, spurring its rapid growth through product innovation and numerous acquisitions, transitions from the company.

Before joining Acquia in 2018, Mr. Reny held executive leadership positions at organizations such as Micro Focus, where he was General Manager, and HP. His experience spans corporate development, sales, finance, and operations leadership roles across the technology and financial services industries. Mr. Reny assumes the CEO role at a time when Acquia is expanding its solutions based on the open source Drupal content management system (CMS) used by thousands of enterprises, as well as its market-leading customer data platform (CDP) and digital asset management (DAM) system.

“I appreciate the opportunity to continue to serve Acquia, now as head of our organization,” said Stephen Reny. “Acquia is a company with tremendous momentum, and we will continue to deliver and accelerate solutions that empower organizations to create digital experiences that benefit their customers, employees, and citizens.”

Michael Sullivan commented: “Steve is immensely respected at Acquia and the ideal individual to continue the company’s impressive growth and momentum. His knowledge of all aspects of Acquia’s business and longstanding relationships with customers and partners ensure a seamless change of hands.”

“I’m pleased to congratulate Steve on his new role and know his deep experience at Acquia ensures a smooth transition,” said Dries Buytaert, Co-founder, CTO, and Member of the Acquia Board of Directors, and Creator of Drupal. “I’m grateful to Mike for his partnership over the past five years and for the many ways he has transformed Acquia as we’ve grown. Steve has been an integral part of this success, and I’m excited to see the impact he will have as CEO. I look forward to working with Steve and the rest of the Acquia team to continue delivering on the company’s mission.”


About Acquia

Acquia empowers the world’s most ambitious brands to create digital customer experiences that matter. With open source Drupal at its core, the Acquia Digital Experience Platform (DXP) enables marketers, developers, and IT operations teams at thousands of global organizations to rapidly compose and deploy digital products and services that engage customers, enhance conversions, and help businesses stand out. Learn more at

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