Quantum Hires Alex Grossman to Expand Leadership in Media and Entertainment Market
Former Active Storage Founder and Apple Senior Director's Appointment Is Latest Demonstration of Increased Strategic Investment in Big Data Management
SAN JOSE, CA — (MARKETWIRE) — 01/28/13 — Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM), a proven global expert in data protection and big data management, today announced that Alex Grossman has joined the company and will focus on bringing Quantum's big data content solutions portfolio to a broader range of media and entertainment customers and partners. Grossman, who most recently served as founder and president of Active Storage, has more than 20 years of experience in the industry, including six as a senior director at Apple responsible for its server and storage products. Today's announcement reflects Quantum's strategy of building on its long-standing leadership in high-performance file sharing and archive and the related investments the company has been making in growing its big data business.
"Over the last 18 months we've introduced 11 StorNext® appliances and our new Lattus™ wide area storage solutions to help customers better manage and protect their digital content," saidJanae Stow Lee, senior vice president, Filesystem and Archive, Quantum. "We are very excited to have Alex on board, as his experience and industry relationships will enable us to serve a much broader base of users, including through new partnerships with application providers."
In 2007, Grossman founded Active Storage, a developer of media and Apple-centric workflow storage solutions, and served as its president for the last six years. From 2001 to 2007, he was an executive in Apple's Worldwide Product Marketing group, where he led the development, marketing and management of the company's server and storage products. Prior to joining Apple, Grossman spent 12 years as vice president of Sales, Marketing and New Product Development atMicroNet Technology Inc., a developer and manufacturer of storage solutions for creative professionals and IT managers. In addition, he has contributed to several patents associated with media management and storage technology and led the team that developed the first FireWire-based Storage Area Network.
"I think Quantum has a unique opportunity in the media and entertainment market," said Grossman. "Its StorNext software is used by all the top players in the industry, and the company's recently expanded portfolio enables a whole new range of customers to benefit from its proven expertise and innovation. I look forward to showing these customers all that Quantum has to offer so they can maximize the value of their digital assets."