Boomi’s New CEO on the SaaS Company’s Philly Roots and ‘Super Unique Position’

Since its inception in the early 2000s, software company Boomi has been a mainstay in Philadelphia’s suburban tech scene.

The now-1,500-person, Chesterbrook-based company — which makes a cloud-based software to help customers manage and connect their data — has become increasingly global, especially with a pandemic-driven distributed workforce. But its Greater Philly roots are still important.

Those roots are a focus for new CEO Steve Lucas, who joined the organization at the start of 2023. He enters after years of big change for Boomi: Following a 2010 acquisition by Dell, the Rick Nucci-cofounded biz changed hands again to Francisco Partners and TPG Capital in 2021.