Quantum Corp. have announced Michael Dodson as its Chief Financial Officer and interim CEO effective 31 May 2018. Dodson replaces current CFO Fuad Ahmad and will serve as interim CEO replacing Patrick Dennis, who has resigned his position to focus on pressing family matters. The Board is conducting an active search to select a permanent CEO.
In his new role, Dodson will lead Quantum’s ongoing business transformation and cost savings initiatives and will drive the company to complete its highest priority of achieving sustained profitability while continuing to deliver top storage solutions and services to its customers.
“I wish to thank Patrick and Fuad for their service and welcome Michael to Quantum,” said Raghu Rau, Chairman of Quantum. “Michael brings a solid foundation in accounting, financial reporting and internal control procedures, and has had a very successful track record as the CFO of several public technology companies. We believe he possesses the right skill sets to significantly improve Quantum’s financial performance for the benefit of all shareholders.”
A seasoned finance professional, Dodson brings a broad range of expertise to Quantum, including strong accounting credentials, a proven record of improving profitability and cash generation and deep experience with capital markets. Dodson began his career with Ernst and Young in the San Jose, California office, where he served a number of global public technology companies, including several companies in the data storage space. He has also served as CFO for five public global technology companies including Mattson Technology, DDi and ESI.