Quantum is led by a strong executive leadership team committed to meeting customers' scale-out tiered storage and data protection needs and building long-term shareholder value.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Patrick Dennis was named President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2018. Prior to Quantum, he served as President and CEO of Guidance Software, a provider of cyber security software solutions, from May 2015 until its acquisition by OpenText in September 2017. Before joining Guidance Software, Dennis was Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Products and Marketing, at EMC, where he led the business operations of its $10.5 billion enterprise and mid-range systems division, including management of its cloud storage business. Dennis spent 12 years at EMC, including as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of EMC Global Services, overseeing a 3,500-person technical sales force. In addition to his time at EMC, he served as Group Vice President, North American Storage Sales, at Oracle.
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Fuad Ahmad joined Quantum as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in April 2016. He has been a partner at FLG Partners, LLC, a leading CFO consulting and board advisory firm, since January 2013. During his time at FLG Partners, Ahmad served as a chief financial officer and advisor for several companies, including Ensighten Inc. From 2010 to 2012, he was Chief Financial Officer at Sezmi, a provider of cloud-based, turnkey video solutions for personalized and multi-screen offerings serving telecommunications, media/content and internet service provider companies. Prior to that, Ahmad spent six years as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Globalstar Inc., a public company that builds and operates low-earth orbit, satellite-based digital telecommunications systems.
Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales
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 was named Senior Vice President, Worldwide Marketing, Service and Business Development. In April 2012, Britts added Operations to his portfolio. In July 2013, he again assumed the role of Worldwide Sales leader. Prior to Quantum, Britts spent 12 years at ADIC, where he held numerous leadership positions, including Executive Vice President of 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 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. In April 2015, Clark also assumed responsibility for both Operations and Service. Prior to Quantum, Clark was at HP for 10 years in various engineering and sales positions.
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Shawn Hall joined Quantum in 1999 as Corporate Counsel, became Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in 2001 and was promoted to Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in May 2009. Prior to Quantum, Hall worked at the law firms of Skadden, Arps and Willkie Farr & Gallagher, where he practiced in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance, representing numerous public and private technology companies.
Senior Vice President, Engineering
Don Martella joined Quantum as Vice President, Automation Engineering in August 2006, upon Quantum’s acquisition of 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.
Vice President, Global Marketing
Molly (Rector) Presley joined Quantum as Vice President, Global Marketing in September 2016. She has more than 15 years of enterprise storage experience, including 12 years as a Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). From January 2014 to September 2016, she served as CMO and Executive Vice President of Global Marketing and Product Management at DataDirect Networks, a high performance computing (HPC) and data-intensive enterprise storage provider. Prior to that, Presley spent ten years as CMO and Executive Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and Product Management at Spectra Logic, an archive storage vendor. She also founded the Active Archive Alliance, an industry coalition formed to educate end users on the evolving new technologies that enable reliable, online and efficient access to archived data.
Senior Vice President, Business Development
Geoff Stedman joined Quantum as Senior Vice President, StorNext Solutions in March 2014. In April 2016, he assumed responsibility for all product and solutions marketing. Stedman served in this role until January 2018, when he was named Senior Vice President, Business Development. From March 2012 to February 2014, Stedman served as Vice President of Marketing at Tintri, Inc., and, prior to that, he was Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Storage Business Unit at Harmonic, Inc. 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, Stedman held marketing positions at several technology companies.