Quantum's Board of Directors is comprised of top technology, financial, consulting and other industry experts.
Jamie Lerner joined Quantum in July 2018 as Chief Executive Officer and President. Jamie is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the business while leading Quantum’s multi-pronged transformation initiatives to drive profitability, growth and innovation.
Jamie is a seasoned executive, with more than 25 years of experience developing innovative technology portfolios and leading large, high-performing organizations. Prior to Quantum, he served as the Chief Operating Officer of Pivot3 a leader in hyper converged infrastructure. At Pivot3, Lerner was responsible for field sales, technical support, professional services, supply chain and operations. Before joining Pivot3, Lerner held the position of President, Cloud Systems and Solutions, at Seagate Technology, where he was responsible for Seagate’s growth initiatives in cloud computing. Prior to Seagate, he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Cloud and Systems Management Technology Group at Cisco. He also was Founder, President, and CEO of CITTIO Inc., an enterprise system monitoring software company; Senior Software Architect and Product Manager at Platinum Technology (acquired by CA); and, a Senior Consultant at Andersen Consulting. Jamie holds a bachelor's degree in quantitative economics and decision sciences from the University of California, San Diego.
Mr. John A. Fichthorn joined Quantum’s Board of Directors in April 2019. He has been Head of Alternative Investments for B. Riley Capital Management, LLC since April 2017. Prior to that, Mr. Fichthorn was a Co-Founder of Dialectic Capital Management, LP (also known as Dialectic Capital Management, LLC) and served as a portfolio manager since 2003. Mr. Fichthorn has significant experience in accounting and financial matters, the unique perspective of representing the interests of a major stockholder, and experience serving on other public company boards. He has been the Chairman of theMaven, Inc. since November 2018. He has been Independent Director of theMaven, Inc since September 3, 2018. He served as a Director of California Micro Devices Corp. from September 2009 until February 2010. From 2000 to 2003, he was employed by Maverick Capital, Ltd., as Managing Director of the technology group. From 1999 to 2000, he was an analyst at Alliance Capital working across multiple hedge fund products and as a member of the technology team. He was a Director at Immersion Corporation from June 2011 to June 6, 2014. From 1997 to 1999, he was an Analyst at Quilcap Corporation, a short-biased hedge fund where he covered all sectors, with a focus on technology. He has been a Director of Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. since December 14, 2017. From 1995 to 1997, he worked at Ganek & Orwicz Partners. He briefly worked at Aviation Week and Space Technology. He received B.A. in Astronomy from University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill.
Mr. Clifford Press is an experienced governance-oriented investor and has served on the Boards of Directors of numerous public companies in the course of his career. Mr. Press also currently serves as a director of Drive Shack, Inc., a golf and leisure company, and Stewart Information Services Corporation, a global real estate services company. From 1983 to 1986, he was employed by Morgan Stanley and Co., Incorporated, where he worked in the Mergers and Acquisitions Department. In 1986, Mr. Press co-founded the investment company Hyde Park Holdings, which engaged in a number of investment and acquisition activities from its founding through March 2003. In 2005, he formed Oliver Press Partners, an investment advisory firm. Additionally, from December 2011 to February 2013, Mr. Press served as a director of SeaBright Holdings, Inc., a specialty provider of multijurisdictional workers’ compensation insurance. From 2001 to June 2011, he served as a director of GM Network Ltd., a private holding company providing Internet-based digital currency services. Mr. Press is Chairman of Quantum’s Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee.
Mr. Eric Singer has served as the managing member of each of VIEX GP, LLC, the general partner of VIEX Opportunities Fund, LP and various VIEX Opportunities Funds, as well as certain other investment funds since May 2014. He served as co-managing member of Potomac Capital Management III, L.L.C., from March 2012 until September 2014, and General Partner of several of its related entities from May 2009 until September 2014. From July 2007 to April 2009, Mr. Singer was a senior investment analyst at Riley Investment Management. He has served on the board of directors of TigerLogic Corporation since January 2015, IEC Electronics Corp. since February 2015, Numerex Corp. since March 2016, YuMe, Inc. since May 2016 and Support.com since June 2016. Mr. Singer previously served as a director at Meru Networks, Inc. from January 2014 until January 2015, PLX Technology, Inc. from December 2013 until its sale in August 2014, Sigma Designs, Inc. from August 2012 until December 2013 ― including as its Chairman of the Board from January 2013 until December 2013 ― and Zilog Corporation from August 2008 until its sale in February 2010. He is a member Quantum’s Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and Leadership and Compensation Committee.
Mr. Marc E. Rothman is currently Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at VeriFone Systems Inc., which designs, markets and services electronic payment systems for consumers, merchants and financial institutions, a position he has held since February 2013. Before joining VeriFone, Mr. Rothman served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Motorola Mobility Inc. from 2010 to 2012, and also played a central role in Motorola Mobility’s spinoff from its former parent company, Motorola Inc., as well as its sale to Google in 2012. He also served in a number of executive finance positions at Motorola throughout his tenure, beginning in January 2000, including Chief Financial Officer of its Broadband Communications, Public Safety, Networks and Enterprise and Mobile Devices global business segments, as well as Motorola’s Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer. From 1995 to 2000, Mr. Rothman served in a number of leadership finance roles at General Instrument, which developed integrated and interactive broadband access solutions, including its Vice President and Corporate Controller. Prior to that, he was employed eight years at Deloitte & Touche, Audit Advisory Services. Mr. Rothman is Chairman of Quantum’s Audit Committee and a member of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and Leadership and Compensation Committee.
Mr. Raghu Rau currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of TiVo Corporation, a creator of personalized and data-driven ways for viewers to discover the right entertainment and for providers to discover the right audiences, a position he has held since May 2015. From November 2011 until October 2014, Mr. Rau served as the Chief Executive Officer of SeaChange International Inc., a provider of digital video systems, software and related services to cable, telecommunications and broadcast television companies worldwide, where he also served as a director from July 2010 until October 2014. From November 2010 until December 2014, Mr. Rau served as a director of Aviat Networks, Inc., a global supplier of microwave networking solutions, backed by an extensive suite of professional services and support. He also previously served as a director of Microtune, Inc., a global leader in RF integrated circuits and subsystem modules, from May 2010 until its acquisition by Zoran Corporation in December 2010. Mr. Rau served as Senior Vice President of the Mobile TV Solutions Business of Motorola, Inc. (“Motorola”) from May 2007 until January 2008, and as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, Networks & Enterprise of Motorola from March 2006 to May 2007. He served as Corporate Vice President of Global Marketing and Strategy for Motorola from 2005 to 2006, and as Corporate Vice President, Marketing and Professional Services, from 2001 to 2005. From October 1992 to 2001, Mr. Rau served in various positions within Motorola, including as Vice President of Strategic Business Planning and Vice President of Sales and Operations and held positions in Asia and Europe. He is a former Chairman of the QuEST Forum, a collaboration of service providers and suppliers dedicated to telecom supply chain quality and performance, and a former director of the Center for Telecom Management at the University of Southern California. Mr. Rau also served on the Marketing Advisory Board of Cleversafe Inc. which was acquired by IBM. He is the Chairman of Quantum's Board and a member of the Audit Committee and Strategy Committee.