SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Quantum Corp. (NYSE:QTM), the leading global specialist in backup, recovery and archive, today announced that Paul Auvil has been appointed to Quantum's board of directors, effective Aug. 23, 2007. Auvil is a former CFO at VMware and currently serves as CFO at Proofpoint. He has more than 20 years of experience in finance, technology and corporate leadership and has also held executive positions at Vitria Technology and VLSI Technology.
"In addition to his financial expertise, Paul brings a broad range of experience to Quantum's board, including his leadership in growing both hardware and software businesses," said Rick Belluzzo, chairman and CEO of Quantum. "This will be particularly valuable as we focus on expanding Quantum's disk-based backup, data de-duplication and replication portfolio and our data management software solutions."
Auvil joined Proofpoint, a leader in unified e-mail security and data loss prevention, as CFO in March 2006. Before Proofpoint, Auvil was an entrepreneur-in-residence for six months with Benchmark Capital, evaluating investments and advising portfolio companies. For four years prior to Benchmark, Auvil served as CFO of virtualization leader VMware, where he played an important role in helping the company evolve from a promising start-up to one of the fastest growing companies in the history of the software industry. During his tenure, VMware increased its annual revenues from $30 million to more than $700 million while exceeding its quarterly financial targets for 15 consecutive quarters.