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 relaunched Dialectic Capital Management, LP in May 2020, where he was a co-founder and equities portfolio manager and analyst between 2003 and 2017. Most recently, he was Head of Alternative Investments at B. Riley Capital Management, LLC from April 2017 until May 2020. From 2000 to 2003, John worked at Maverick Capital as Managing Director of the technology group, and he served as an analyst and member of the technology team at Alliance Capital from 1999 to 2000. He also was an analyst at Quilcap Corporation, a short-biased hedge fund where he covered all sectors with a focus on technology from 1997 to 1999. From 1995 to 1997, John worked at Ganek & Orwicz Partners where his responsibilities included small cap research, international closed-end fund arbitrage, and operations. After graduating from college, he briefly worked at Aviation Week and Space Technology. John received his BA in Astronomy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1995. John graduated from Deerfield Academy in 1991. Board Memberships for the past 5 years to the present include: Lyman Products Corporation, Benefytt Technologies, (formerly called Health Insurance Innovations - HIIQ), theMaven Inc., Connec-To-Talk, TrueTickets, and Quantum.
Mr. Fichthorn joined Quantum's Board of Directors in April 2019 and serves as Quantum's Lead Independent Director, is Chair of the Leadership and Compensation Committee, and a member of the Governance and Nominating Committee.
Ms. Jacoby was Senior Vice President, Operations of Cisco Systems, Inc., a worldwide leader in IT networking, until her retirement in January 2018. She was promoted to the role in July 2015 and was responsible for driving profitable growth and enabling operational excellence. Ms. Jacoby oversaw the supply chain, global business services, security and trust, and IT organizations. In her former role as Cisco's CIO from 2006 to 2015, she made the Cisco IT organization a strategic business partner, producing significant business value for Cisco in the form of financial performance, customer satisfaction and loyalty, market share, and productivity. Since joining Cisco in 1995, Ms. Jacoby held a variety of leadership roles in operations, manufacturing and IT. Prior to joining Cisco, Ms. Jacoby held a range of planning and operations positions with other companies in Silicon Valley. Her extensive understanding of business operations, infrastructure and application deployments, as well as her knowledge of products, software and services helped her advance Cisco's business through the use of Cisco technology. Ms. Jacoby served on the Board of Apptio, Inc., which provides cloud-based technology business management solutions to enterprises, from 2018 until its acquisition by Vista Equity Partners in January of 2019. Ms. Jacoby is a member of Quantum's Leadership and Compensation Committee, as well as the Audit Committee.
Ms. Jacoby has served on the Board of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties and is a founding member of the Technology Business Management Council. Known for her strong track record of operational excellence, innovative problem solving and talent development, Ms. Jacoby was inducted into the CIO Hall of Fame by CIO magazine and was recognized by Forbes as a "Superstar CIO" in 2012.
Mr. Marc E. Rothman is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of BMC Software, Inc., a global leader in IT solutions for the autonomous digital enterprise, a role he has held since October 2020. From February 2013 until July 2020, Mr. Rothman was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at VeriFone Systems Inc., a leader in global payment services and solutions. Prior to VeriFone, Mr. Rothman served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Motorola Mobility Inc. He led Motorola Mobility's spinoff from its former parent company, Motorola Solutions Inc., and its sale to Google in 2012. Mr. Rothman also served in finance leadership roles at Motorola Solutions Inc., General Instrument (GI), and Audit Advisory Services at Deloitte. Mr. Rothman is Chairman of Quantum's Audit Committee and is a member of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and the 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. Mr. Rau is the Chair of Quantum's Governance and Nominating Committee, and a member of the Audit Committee.