Quorum Hires Former NetApp Exec as CEO

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DRaaS provider Quorum this week named Edward Sharp as its new CEO.

Quorum's Edward SharpSharp comes to the San Jose, Calif-based., company from NetApp, where he served as vice president of emerging products. He takes over from Walter Angerer, who was acting as interim CEO.

“There is no better person to lead Quorum at this time of significant growth,” Angerer said in a prepared statement. “Edward is a proven leader with engineering skills, strategic vision and an ability to rally an already enthusiastic team. His experience and business acumen is precisely what Quorum needs as it enters the next chapter of expanded innovation.”

Sharp spent 15 years at NetApp, in various roles. His last position there entailed leading emerging business in mobile, data protection, flash and object storage. Sharp holds a patent related to network storage. Before NetApp, Sharp worked for McKinsey & Co. and the National Water Commission.

Privately held Quorum said Sharp’s appointment follows a strong 2013; the company closed out last year on record growth, it said, including a $10 million round of Series C funding. Quorum is using that money to pay for more salespeople and engineers. Quorum, which sells through channel partners, touts its approach to DRaaS as a one-click, hybrid cloud solution.

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