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Quorum Taps Former NetApp Exec as CEO

Quorum has ended its search for a long-term CEO by hiring a former NetApp executive to accelerate company growth.

CJ Arlotta

May 28, 2014

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Newly named Quorum CEO Edward Sharp says he39s focused on doubling the company39s market presence in 2014
Newly named Quorum CEO Edward Sharp says he's focused on doubling the company's market presence in 2014.

Quorum’s quest for a new long-term CEO has come to an end, only a month away from a new quarter.

The San Jose, Calif.-based disaster recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) company on Wednesday said it has tapped Edward Sharp, a former NetApp (NTAP) executive, as its permanent CEO, effective immediately. Sharp is replacing Walter Angerer, who the company named as interim back in October, 2013

“Quorum’s focus on keeping our customers’ running in light of a disruption or disaster, with simple one click administration, delivered as a service, really stands out from the crowd,” Sharp told Talkin’ Cloud in an interview.

He has held various roles at NetApp before landing a position as the company’s vice president of emerging products, where he oversaw NetApp businesses focused in the areas of mobile, data protection, flash and object storage.

Before NetApp, Sharp spent several years as a consultant at McKinsey & Co. and served as general manager for the National Water Commission.

He said expects to double Quorum’s market presence in 2014, and hope to scale the company to a level where it can capitalize on all its opportunities.

“The company has been heading in the right direction, with a growing list of happy customers,” Sharp said. “I’ve been brought in to accelerate our growth and take the company to the next level of success and customer impact.”

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