Quantum Announces Appointment of Corporate Finance Veteran Christopher Neumeyer to Board of Directors
Neumeyer’s extensive experience in corporate finance and governance will bring a unique shareholder perspective to the board
SAN JOSE, CA., August 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Quantum Corporation (Nasdaq: QMCO) (Quantum or the Company) today announced that Mr. Christophe D.Neumeyer joined its board of directors.
Mr. Neumeyer joins Quantum’s Board of Directors as the company becomes more focused on executing strategic initiatives designed to accelerate EBITDA growth. His addition to the Board of Directors underscores Quantum’s commitment to improving its financial performance and shareholder value. Mr. Neumeyer has been a non-voting member of the Board since 2016.
“We are very pleased to officially incorporate Chris’ experience into our Board of Directors,” said Jamie Lerner, Chairman and CEO of Quantum. “We have already benefited from Chris’ insights and feedback over the past few years in his watchdog role. We believe he will continue to bring valuable shareholder insights to our oversight and decision-making processes of the Board of Directors, and to enhance our efforts to integrate shareholder voices into our business.”
“I am delighted to join Quantum’s Board of Directors. I look forward to working closely with the other directors and Quantum’s management team to unlock value that I don’t believe the current share price reflects,” commented Neumeyer.
Mr. Neumeyer is Executive Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Pacific Investment Management Company LLC (PIMCO). Funds managed by PIMCO are currently among the largest investors in Quantum, beneficially owning an aggregate of 16,773,611 shares and warrants, or 15.4% of the issued and outstanding common shares of the Company (assuming the exercise of the warrants held by these funds) at August 12022. Since joining PIMCO in 2010, Mr. Neumeyer has held several positions and is currently responsible for identifying, originating and structuring corporate investments across the capital structure in a variety of industries for various investment funds managed by PIMCO.
Prior to his tenure at PIMCO, Mr. Neumeyer held various positions within the Blackstone Group and worked in the investment banking division of Credit Suisse First Boston.
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