Board of Directors
Quantum's Board of Directors is comprised of top technology, financial, consulting and other industry experts.
Mr. Paul R. Auvil III has served as Chief Financial Officer of Proofpoint, Inc., a provider of messaging security solutions, since March 2007. Before Proofpoint, Mr. Auvil was an entrepreneur-in-residence for six months with Benchmark Capital, a venture capital firm, from October 2006 to March 2007. From August 2002 to July 2006, Mr. Auvil was Chief Financial Officer of VMware, Inc. Prior to joining VMware, Mr. Auvil served four years as Chief Financial Officer at Vitria Technology. Earlier in his career, he spent ten years at VLSI Technology, ultimately becoming Vice President and General Manager of the Internet and Secure Products Division. Mr. Auvil also serves on the board of Marin Software. Mr. Auvil is the Chairman of the Board and is a member of the Company's Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and the Audit Committee.
Mr. Philip Black has served since September 2004 as President and Chief Executive Officer of Nexsan Technologies, a data storage solution company that was acquired by Imation Corp. on January 1, 2013. From January 2002 to July 2004, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer as well as a director of LightSand Communications, a storage networking provider. Prior to joining LightSand, Mr. Black was the Chief Executive Officer of Box Hill/Dot Hill, a storage systems manufacturer, and was the founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tekelec Inc., a telecom equipment provider. He also served on the Board of Directors of Nexsan Technologies and as a director for Simtek Corporation. He is a member of the Company’s Audit Committee.
Mr. Michael A. Brown served as Chief Executive Officer of Quantum from September 1995 to September 2002 and as Chairman of Quantum's Board from May 1998 to July 2003. From 1993 to September 1995, he was President of the Company's desktop group; from 1992 to 1993 he was Chief Operating Officer responsible for the Company's hard disk drive business; and from 1984 to 1992 he held various marketing positions with the Company. Mr. Brown also serves as Chairman of the board of directors of Line 6, Inc. and is on the boards of Symantec Corporation and Echo Nest, a privately-held music intelligence platform company. He previously served on the boards of Nektar Therapeutics and of Digital Impact. Mr. Brown is a member of the Company’s Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee.
Mr. Louis DiNardo has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Exar Corporation, a provider of integrated circuits and solutions for data communication, networking, storage, consumer and industrial applications, since January 2012. From January 2008 through December 2011, he was a Partner at Crosslink Capital, a stage-independent venture capital and growth equity firm where he focused on semiconductor and alternative energy technology investment in private companies. Mr. DiNardo was a partner at VantagePoint Venture Partners from January 2007 through January 2008. Mr. He also was President and Chief Operating Officer at Intersil Corporation from January 2006 through October 2006 and, before that, held the position of Executive Vice President of Intersil’s Power Management Business. Mr. DiNardo served as President and Chief Executive Officer, as well as Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors, at Xicor Corporation from 2000 until Intersil acquired the company in July of 2004. Prior to that, he spent thirteen years at Linear Technology. Mr. DiNardo began his career in the semiconductor industry. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Exar Corporation. Mr. DiNardo is Chair of the Company’s Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee.
Mr. Jon W. Gacek became President and Chief Executive Officer and was also appointed to the Board of Directors in April 2011. He was President and Chief Operating Officer from January 2011 through March 2011. He joined Quantum as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in August 2006, upon Quantum's acquisition of Advanced Digital Information Corporation ("ADIC") and was promoted to Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer in June 2009. Previously, he served as the Chief Financial Officer at ADIC from 1999 to 2006 and also led Operations during his last three years at ADIC. Prior to ADIC, Mr. Gacek was an audit partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and led the Technology Practice in the firm's Seattle office. While at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, he assisted several private equity investment firms with a number of mergers, acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and other transactions. Mr. Gacek serves on the board of directors for Market Leader, Inc. and Power-One, Inc.
Mr. David Krall has served as a strategic advisor to Roku, Inc., a leading manufacturer of media players for streaming entertainment since December 2010, and Universal Audio, Inc., a manufacturer of audio hardware and software plug-ins since August 2011. From February 2010 through November 2010, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Roku. Prior to that, Mr. Krall spent two years as President and Chief Executive Officer of QSecure, Inc., a developer of secure credit cards based on micro-electro-mechanical-system technology from July 2008 until January 2010. From 1995 to July 2007, he held a variety of positions at Avid Technology, Inc., a leading provider of digital media creation tools for the media and entertainment industry. This included seven years as President and CEO. Earlier in his career, Mr. Krall worked in engineering and project management at several companies. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Universal Audio, Audinate Pty Ltd., and Progress Software Corp. Mr. Krall is the Chair of the Company’s Leadership and Compensation Committee.
Mr. Gregg Powers joined Private Capital Management LP. (“PCM”), a provider of equity portfolio management, in 1988 and during the mid-1990s became co-portfolio manager, credited with the primary underwriting of the firm’s investments in technology, healthcare, and telecommunications. He was named President of PCM in 1999, Chief Executive Officer in 2008 and Chairman in 2009. As portfolio manager, Mr. Powers oversees all aspects of the investment of client portfolios. He is a member of the Company’s Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee.
Mr. David E. Roberson served as Senior Vice President within the Enterprise Servers, Storage and Networking Group for HP from May 2007 to May 2011, where he also was General Manager of the StorageWorks Division from May 2007 to October 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Roberson spent 26 years at Hitachi Data Systems, starting as corporate counsel and rising through the company to become President and CEO, a position he held from 2006 to May 2007. He also served as President and Chief Operating Officer from 2002 to 2006 and Chief Operating Officer from 2000 to 2002. Mr. Roberson began his technology career at Amdahl Corporation in 1980, following posts as adjunct professor at Golden Gate University School of Law and research director at Hastings College of Law. He also serves on the boards of RagingWire Enterprise Solutions, Inc. and TransLattice, Inc. Mr. Roberson is the Chair of the Company's Audit Committee and a member of the Leadership and Compensation Committee.
Mr. Jeffrey C. Smith is a Managing Member, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Starboard Value LP, a small cap company investment firm. Prior to co-founding Starboard in March 2011, he was a Partner Managing Director of Ramius LLC, a subsidiary of the Cowen Group, Inc., and the Chief Investment Officer of the Ramius Value and Opportunity Master Fund Ltd (currently the Starboard Value and Opportunity Fund). Mr. Smith was also a member of Cowen’s Operating Committee and Cowen’s Investment Committee. Before joining Ramius in 1998, he was Vice President of Strategic Development for the Fresh Juice Company, Inc. Mr. Smith began his career in the Mergers and Acquisitions department at Société Générale. He is currently a member of the Regis Corp. Board of Directors and has previously served on the Boards of Directors of other public companies, including SurModics, Inc., Zoran Corp., Phoenix Technologies Ltd. (chairman), Actel Corp., Kensey Nash Corp., S1 Corp., and The Fresh Juice Company, Inc. Mr. Smith is a member of the Company’s Leadership and Compensation Committee.