Geoff Stedman joins Quantum as SVP StorNext
Geoff Stedman has joined Quantum Corporation in a newly created position of senior vice president, StorNext solutions. Stedman has a broad range of storage experience and has held a number of executive roles in the area, perhaps most notably at Omneon and Harmonic. Stedman’s appointment follows the recent introduction of StorNext 5, a re-architected scale-out storage and archive platform.
Stedman joined Tintri in 2012, where he played a key role in helping the company achieve record revenue growth, including the recently announced 115 percent year-over-year increase in sales for 2013. Prior to Tintri, Stedman spent two years as senior vice president of marketing and general manager, Storage Business Unit at Harmonic, which he joined in conjunction with the company’s acquisition of Omneon.
In addition to leading corporate marketing activities at Harmonic, Stedman oversaw product and market development for the Omneon MediaGrid storage product line. Before the acquisition, he served as Omneon’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing for seven years. Earlier in his career, Stedman held marketing positions at SonicWALL, Aladdin Knowledge Systems, Preview Systems and Silicon Graphics.
“Quantum’s long been the ‘go-to’ choice for high-performance file sharing and archiving, and StorNext 5 has taken the solution to a whole new level,” said Stedman. “I look forward to working with the rest of the StorNext team to help both current and future customers take advantage of the unmatched benefits it offers for end-to-end management and protection of their data and content workflows.”