Former senior executive at NetApp Edward Sharp was brought in as the new CEO of Quorum. You may remember Quorum as being one of the premier Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) offerings in the cloud industry. Sharp looks to double Quorum’s market presence within the first year of being on the job. Quorum’s broader plan is to expand into Europe and to focus more on hybrid cloud disaster recovery offerings.
Sharp was quoted as saying, “The company has been heading in the right direction, with a growing list of happy customers.” In regards to his new role, Sharp mentions, “I’ve been brought in to accelerate our growth and take the company to the next level of success and customer impact.” Sharp has an impressive resume that includes being a consultant at McKinsey & Co. Sharp also has served in several other executive and general manager roles throughout his career.
The shakeup at the top of Quorum sent vibrations through the rest of the organization. The day after Sharp was announced as CEO, David Fisk was brought in to help guide the general growth strategy of the San Jose, CA based company. Fisk, who formerly worked at Quest software, managed a team that sold over 9 figures in Quest related products during his tenure there.
Fisk’s quotes on his new job suggest that he is optimistic and enthusiastic about Quorum’s DRaaS products. Fisk says, “Many organizations today need a highly available disaster recovery solution but without the traditional price tag or complications – Quorum is plugging a gap in the market with its simple to manage and cost effective platform.” Fisk is expected to help drive the European sales strategy. Tony Craythorne, VP of Sales at Quorum speaks highly of Fisk mentioning he has, “an impressive track-record when it comes to working across borders and has a true understanding of his market.”