SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Quantum Corp.
(NYSE:QTM), the leading global specialist in backup, recovery and archive, today announced that Janae Lee has joined the company as vice president, marketing. She brings nearly 30 years of software marketing, storage industry sales, business development and strategic planning experience to Quantum, having served as president and CEO of TimeSpring Software and held executive leadership positions at Avamar Technologies, Legato Systems and IBM. Lee's appointment is the latest in a series of strategic actions Quantum has taken over the past year to grow its disk and software business and provide customers with more integrated, higher-value storage solutions.
As president and CEO of TimeSpring from 2004 to 2007, Lee built the company into one of the leading start-ups in continuous data protection. Before TimeSpring, she spent three years at Avamar as vice president, sales and business development, where she developed and executed its market entry plan and was instrumental in securing a number of strategic alliances (Avamar was subsequently acquired by EMC). Prior to TimeSpring and Avamar, Lee held several sales, marketing and product leadership positions at Legato (now
EMC/Legato) from 1996 to 2001, ultimately serving as vice president, strategic alliances. Lee began her career at IBM, which included six years as a marketing and product executive in IBM's storage systems business.
"Janae's storage solutions expertise, wealth of experience at both start-ups and major systems companies, and success in leading teams through strategic transitions will be a tremendous asset to Quantum," said Bill Britts, executive vice president, sales, marketing and service. "She will play a critical role as we build on the progress we've made in re-focusing the company to meet a broader and higher-level range of customers' backup, recovery and archive needs."