Quantum is led by a strong executive leadership team committed to meeting customers' data protection and big data management needs and building long-term shareholder value.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Jon Gacek became President and Chief Executive Officer in April 2011, and was President and Chief Operating Officer from January 2011 to March 2011. He joined the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in August 2006, upon Quantum's acquisition of Advanced Digital Information Corp. (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 there. Prior to ADIC, 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. Gacek serves on Quantum's board of directors.
Chief Financial Officer
Linda Breard joined Quantum as vice president of Finance in August 2006, upon Quantum's acquisition of Advanced Digital Information Corp. (ADIC). In May 2009 she was promoted to senior vice president and assumed responsibility for IT and Facilities, in addition to Finance. In January 2011, Breard was promoted to chief financial officer, and in April 2012 added Human Resources and Corporate Communications to her portfolio. Prior to Quantum, she spent eight years at ADIC, serving as vice president of Finance and Accounting and in other leadership positions, where she was deeply involved in the company's merger and acquisition activity and success in driving growth. Earlier in her career, Breard worked in public accounting for six years.
Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Marketing
Bill Britts joined Quantum as Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing in August 2006, upon Quantum’s acquisition of ADIC. He served in this position until June 2011, when he assumed the role of Senior Vice President, Worldwide Marketing, Service and Business Development. In April 2012, Britts added Operations to his portfolio. In July 2013, he was named Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Marketing. Prior to Quantum, Bill spent 12 years at ADIC, where he held various leadership positions, including Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Marketing, Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Director of Marketing. Before ADIC, he served in a number of marketing and sales positions at Raychem Corp. and its subsidiary, Elo TouchSystems.
Senior Vice President, Product Operations
Rob Clark joined Quantum as director of Tape Products in August 2006, upon Quantum's acquisition of Advanced Digital Information Corp. (ADIC). In March 2009, he was promoted to vice president with responsibility for various product lines, as well as business operations and OEM sales. In April 2010, he was named senior vice president, Tape and OEM Product Group (subsequently reorganized as Disk and Tape Backup Product Group). In January 2014, Clark assumed additional responsibility for all Quantum products in a newly named Product Operations organization. Prior to Quantum and ADIC, he spent 10 years at Hewlett-Packard in various engineering and sales positions.
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Shawn Hall joined the company in 1999 as corporate counsel and assumed the role of vice president, general counsel and secretary in 2001. Prior to Quantum, Hall worked at the law firms of Skadden, Arps and Willkie Farr & Gallagher, where he practiced in the areas of mergers/acquisitions and corporate finance, representing numerous public and private technology companies.
Janae Stow Lee
Senior Vice President, Strategy
Janae Stow Lee joined Quantum in October 2007 as vice president, Marketing, and in April 2010 was promoted to senior vice president, Disk and Software Product Group (subsequently reorganized as File System and Archive Product Group). In January 2014, she was named to a new position as senior vice president, Strategy. Lee has more than 30 years of experience in the storage industry, including 10 years working with a variety of companies in data reduction and file system software and hardware. Previously, she was chief executive officer at TimeSpring Software (now Doubletake Software); vice president of Product, Marketing and Business Development at Avamar (now EMC); and a senior sales and marketing executive at both Legato Systems (now EMC) and IBM Storage.
Senior Vice President, Engineering
Don Martella joined Quantum as vice president of Automation Engineering in August 2006, upon Quantum's acquisition of Advanced Digital Information Corp. (ADIC). In June 2010, he was promoted to senior vice president, Platform Engineering, and in April 2011 assumed his current role. Before joining Quantum, Martella served as a vice president of Engineering and Quality at ADIC, where he spent five years in various leadership positions. Previously, he held engineering positions in the storage and process control industries.
Senior Vice President, StorNext Solutions
Geoff Stedman joined the company in March 2014. From March 2012 to February 2014, he served as vice president of marketing at Tintri, Inc. Prior to that, he was senior vice president and general manager, Storage Business Unit, at Harmonic, Inc. from September 2010 to March 2012. Stedman joined Harmonic in conjunction with its acquisition of Omneon, Inc. where he spent seven years as senior vice president of worldwide marketing. Before Omneon, he held marketing positions at SonicWALL, Aladdin Knowledge Systems, Preview Systems and Silicon Graphics.