Press Release

Acquia Appoints Steven Hayes to Lead Asia Pacific & Japan Team

Sydney-based Veteran Sales Leader Focused on Growing Sales, Partner Network Across Region

SINGAPORE, February 9, 2021 -- Acquia today announced the appointment of Steven Hayes as the company’s new general manager for Asia Pacific & Japan, where he will lead the team of digital experience professionals responsible for bringing the Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP) to world-class organizations. Hayes joins Acquia from SAP, where he led customer experience solutions for Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ).

“Steven joins Acquia as demand for Acquia Open DXP is growing rapidly,” said Chris Doggett, chief revenue officer at Acquia. “We’ve seen the APJ region grow total recurring bookings 45% in the last two years as enterprises, governments and universities adopt open source and cloud solutions to better engage customers. Steven’s experience will be invaluable as we accelerate our work helping global brands get amazing returns from their investment in Drupal and create compelling digital experiences.”

“Acquia’s business continues to accelerate across Asia Pacific & Japan,” Hayes said. “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 partners across the region’s emerging markets. Together we’re bringing powerful solutions that help our customers engage customers, enhance conversions and increase loyalty.”

Acquia Open DXP unifies Drupal Cloud, the cloud platform for building and managing secure Drupal experiences at scale, with Marketing Cloud, the only cloud marketing platform built on a foundation of unified customer intelligence powered by Acquia CDP. 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 general manager, Hayes is responsible for growing and accelerating both sales and the partner network business in the region, which includes Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong and the rest of Southeast Asia. Prior to Acquia, he led the Asia Pacific & Japan team at SAP, and previously held sales leadership roles at Adobe, Oracle, Ektron and AXE Group. Hayes has more than 25 years’ experience in marketing and technology industries.

About Acquia

Acquia is the open digital experience platform that enables organizations to build, host, analyze and communicate with their customers at scale through websites and digital applications. As the trusted open source leader, we use adaptive intelligence to produce better business outcomes for CX leaders.

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