Acquia, the digital experience company, today announced the appointment of Christine Komola, chief financial officer of Staples, Inc., to Acquia’s board of directors. Komola will serve as chairwoman of the board’s audit committee.
“Global brands must be nimble to keep pace with the ever-changing environment of commerce and customer engagement,” Komola said. “Acquia gives organizations the freedom to make meaningful connections with their audience. I’m honored to join Acquia’s board and help the management team deliver on its commitment to customer success.”
Komola brings more than 25 years of financial operations and management experience to the Acquia board. She previously led financial operations for Staples.com and later led marketing and merchandising for Staples’ furniture division before taking on executive finance roles. She was appointed CFO and principal accounting officer of Staples, Inc. in 2012. Komola previously held several positions at Ernst & Young LLP.
Staples is the world’s largest office products company and is focused on providing every product businesses need to succeed. It’s also one of the world’s largest internet retailers.
"Christine is a proven leader of a Fortune 500 company, and her vast experience in commerce, merchandising and the digital transformation that brands face today will be invaluable to Acquia," said Tom Erickson, Acquia CEO and board member.
Acquia serves global brands that have increasingly complex requirements for digital experience delivery, and provides a resilient, open platform to unify content, community and commerce. Brands that adopt the Acquia Platform gain the freedom to connect the best applications that will lead to deeper, more personal customer relationships.
Acquia surpassed US$100 million revenue in 2014. The company was included among Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™ list of fastest growing companies for the second consecutive year.