Acquia: Tom Erikson steps down as CEO

Acquia, the company founded by Drupal’s creator Dries Buytaert, is one of the fastest  growing open source company in the world. Tom Erickson, CEO of Acquia, announced today that he is stepping down as CEO. An “Office of the CEO” is created, and Dries and Tom will jointly run the company from this Office of the CEO, with Tom as Chairman. The company is looking for a new operating partner for Dries.  Dries will focus on product areas, including product architecture and roadmap; technology partnerships and acquisitions; and company-wide hiring and staffing allocations. Tom will continue to work with sales and marketing, customer success and G&A functions. Tom will remain on the board of directors.

With a turnover of more than 150 MUSD and more than 180 MUSD raised from VC, the company is heading to a worldwide domination in the WCM/Collaboration space. Acquia entered in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant under Erickson’s management.

See the official announcement by Tom and the one by Dries.