Quantum Corp. appoints Jamie Lerner as CEO and president

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

SAN JOSE, Calif.—Quantum Corp., a data storage and protection company based here, announced that its board of directors has appointed Jamie Lerner as CEO and president effective July 1, 2018. Lerner will also be appointed to Quantum’s board of directors.

Lerner, a seasoned executive with experience developing innovative technology portfolios and leading high-growth organizations, will oversee the day-to-day leadership of the company, including its ongoing business transformation and cost savings initiatives.

“Jamie is a competitive and energetic leader with a strong reputation for inspiring teams, fortifying business operations and directing astute product strategies to deliver bottom-line results,” Raghu Rau, chairman of Quantum, said in the announcement. “He understands the storage market dynamics, customer needs and the opportunities that exist. We look forward to his leadership in helping Quantum complete its highest priority of achieving sustained profitability while delivering top storage solutions and services to customers.”

Lerner brings strong storage industry knowledge and deep cross-functional management experience and has served in top executive roles at a number of global and Fortune 500 companies, including Cisco and Seagate. While at Cisco, Lerner led the turnaround of three business units under the Cloud and Systems Technology Group, and managed approximately 40 products with more than 2,500 employees. At Seagate, he served as president of the Cloud Systems and Solutions business, where he integrated the Xyratex acquisition, turned around eight quarters of negative growth, and achieved four consecutive quarters of top line growth above the plan of record, according to the press release.

Most recently, he served as vice president and COO for Pivot3, a hyperconverged infrastructure and video surveillance technology company, where he had responsibility for operations, global field sales, customer support, professional services, manufacturing and supply chain.

“I am excited to join Quantum during this transformative phase,” Lerner said in a prepared statement. “At a time when the industry is experiencing disruptive technologies and new, evolving storage requirements, I see much opportunity for Quantum and its ability to drive customer success.  I am truly excited to work with our customers, employees, partners and shareholders to drive the next phase of Quantum’s success.”

The appointment of Lerner follows the company’s recent announcement of Michael Dodson as COO effective May 31, 2018.