|By Marketwired .||
|January 24, 2012 09:00 AM EST||
BURLINGTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/24/12 -- Acquia, the leading provider of commercial solutions for Drupal, today announced the appointment of industry veterans Thomas Bogan and Paul Sallaberry to its Board of Directors. The new independent Board members bring to Acquia expertise in building global, enterprise companies and successfully scaling disruptive technology innovation into existing and new markets. They will help Acquia leverage open source Drupal to change the way enterprise businesses and governments leverage web content management and the Cloud to create cost effective, flexible web and mobile experiences of the future.
"Paul Sallaberry and Tom Brogan are tremendous additions to Acquia's leadership team and have extensive experience with high growth private and public companies," said Tom Erickson, Acquia's CEO. "Paul brings a strong track record of scaling sales teams and Tom has a proven history of growing start-ups into large, profitable companies. Acquia and Drupal are rapidly expanding and represent superior innovation and economics for users. Their collective experience will be instrumental in fueling our growth and solidifying our position as the leader in content management and social software across all platforms."
Tom Bogan is the Chairperson of Board of Directors of Citrix and a private investor. From 1997 to 2003, Mr. Bogan served in a variety of positions with Rational Software Corporation, an S&P 500 software company acquired by IBM Corporation in 2003, including President and Chief Operating Officer from 2000 to 2003 and Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 1999 to 2000. Mr. Bogan is a seasoned executive focused on enterprise software and will bring significant strategic insight as well as operational and corporate governance expertise to Acquia.
Paul Sallaberry has served as a venture investor and senior executive in highly regarded technology companies for nearly 30 years. His sales and operational experience will be valuable as Acquia continues its rapid expansion in various vertical and international markets. Mr. Sallaberry was Executive Vice President, Worldwide Field Operations at Veritas Software, which was acquired by Symantec. Mr. Sallaberry also held senior positions at OpenVision Technologies and Oracle.
About Acquia, the enterprise guide to Drupal
Acquia empowers enterprises with the open-source social publishing system Drupal. Co-founded by Drupal's creator in 2007, Acquia helps customers manage their growth and scale their online properties with confidence. Acquia's products, cloud infrastructure, and support enable companies to realize the full power of Drupal while minimizing risk, as it's done for 2,000 enterprise customers including Twitter, Al Jazeera, Turner, World Economic Forum, Stanford University, New York Senate and NPR. See who's using Drupal at www.drupalshowcase.com and for more information please visit www.acquia.com or call 888-9-ACQUIA.
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