Quantum Announces CFO Transition
Provides Preliminary Third Quarter Fiscal 2023 Revenue Above High-end of Guidance
SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Corporation (NASDAQ: QMCO), a leader in providing technology solutions for organizations to more effectively manage video and other unstructured data, announced the appointment of Kenneth Gianella as its Chief Financial Officer effective January 12, 2023. Ken succeeds Mike Dodson, who will remain with the Company to assist in the transition in an advisory role until August 2023.
"I'm very pleased to add Ken to our executive team. His deep background in operational finance makes him well-suited to help lead us through the next phase of our strategic priorities, which include driving EBITDA expansion and consistent operating results in support of delivering improved value to our shareholders," commented Jamie Lerner, Quantum's President and Chief Executive Officer.
Lerner continued by saying, "We all owe Mike a tremendous debt of gratitude for his transformational work during his time at Quantum. Mike's skilled leadership and oversight provided stability and financial acumen that were critical to overcoming the challenges we faced at the time he joined the Company and throughout our efforts to transition Quantum's business model."
Dodson said, "It has been a privilege to work alongside such a talented team for the past four years. The strategic and financial actions initiated over that time period have greatly improved the Company's balance sheet and established a solid foundation for future growth and profitability. I believe Quantum is well positioned to achieve its goals and look forward to assisting Ken in the transition and watching the Company's continued success."
Gianella has extensive finance and operational experience in technology companies as a CFO, IRO, Treasurer, or as the Senior Vice President of Finance. Most recently he had been with Itron, Inc. leading Investor Relations; Mergers, Divestitures, & Acquisitions; and their Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) strategy. Gianella joined Itron in January 2018 through the acquisition of Silver Spring Networks where he previously held various senior finance positions including interim CFO. Prior to SSNI, Gianella held various senior finance roles at Sensity Systems, Inc. and KLA-Tencor. Gianella holds a bachelor's degree from Duquesne University and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh's Katz Graduate School of Business.
"I am extremely excited about the opportunity ahead for Quantum and I look forward to advancing the strategy started by Jamie, Mike, and the rest of the leadership team. I believe the Company is strongly positioned to hit its goals and I look forward to contributing to the Company's future success and driving long term shareholder value," said Gianella.
Third Quarter Fiscal 2023 Preliminary Results
Quantum also announced certain preliminary unaudited financial results for its third quarter of fiscal year 2023 ended December 31, 2022. Based on preliminary data, the Company expects revenue to be approximately $110 million, exceeding its original revenue guidance of $103 million, plus or minus $3 million, and earnings to be at or above guidance.
Quantum is a leader in providing solutions that organizations need to make video and other unstructured data smarter and more efficient. With over 40 years of innovation, Quantum's end-to-end platform is uniquely equipped to orchestrate, protect, and enrich data, providing intelligence and actionable insights across its lifecycle. Leading organizations in cloud services, entertainment, government, research, education, transportation, and enterprise IT trust Quantum to bring their data to life. Quantum is listed on Nasdaq (QMCO). For more information visit www.quantum.com.
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Released January 10, 2023