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Quantum adds Cisco veteran to board of directors

December 31, 2019  By  SP&T Staff

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Digital storage and tech services firm Quantum Corp. has announced that Rebecca Jacoby has joined the company’s board of directors. She will serve on the board’s Audit Committee and Leadership and Compensation Committee.

Jacoby joins Quantum’s board as the company says it is expanding its product portfolio in the high-speed processing and management of video and video-like data, and the long-term, low-cost archive of unstructured data.

“With the company now restored to responsible and accountable governance, and with continued significant shareholder representation on the board, Quantum is turning its focus to growth,” said Jamie Lerner, president and CEO of Quantum, in a prepared statement. “With experience as both CIO and senior vice-president of Operations at Cisco, a highly respected business leader, Rebecca offers a track record of operational excellence and technology leadership that will be a real asset to Quantum’s board. Rebecca brings greater diversity to our board, and a technical depth that will be valued.”

As SVP of Operations at Cisco Systems Inc., Jacoby led the tech firm’s global operations. She also oversaw various functions including IT, supply chain, security and trust, global procurement and employee services and workplace resources.


“With the restatement completed and new governance practices now in place, and with a sharper focus on innovation and profitable sales, Quantum has been on a roll with a brisk pace of new product development,” said Jacoby, also in a statement. “This is a particularly exciting time to join Quantum’s board, and I look forward to applying my experience to help Quantum grow and realize its true potential.”

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