Molly Rector has joined Quantum Corp as VP-Marketing, brining over 15 years of enterprise storage experience to the role. This includes 12 years as a chief marketing officer — most recently at DataDirect Networks (DDN), an HPC storage provider, and previously at archive storage vendor Spectra Logic.
“Rector has a deep understanding of customers, their workflows and what it takes to address their evolving storage and data management challenges,” said Jon Gacek, president and CEO of Quantum. “She also has a demonstrated success in expanding market opportunities and working closely with sales teams to drive profitable growth.”
Just prior to joining Quantum, Rector spent nearly three years at DDN as CMO and executive vice president of global marketing and product management. During her tenure, she led the company’s successful expansion into five new vertical markets, helping to increase the company’s customer base by 14 percent a year and contributing to its double-digit revenue growth.
Before DDN, from 2004 to 2014, Rector was CMO and executive vice president of worldwide marketing and product management at Spectra Logic, where she drove the company’s strategy shift from a point technology focus to a solution-centric approach and increased the sales funnel by more than 40 percent. As part of an initiative to expand Spectra Logic’s market, she also founded the Active Archive Alliance, an industry coalition formed to educate end users on the evolving new technologies that enable reliable, online and efficient access to archived data. She continues to serve on the Alliance board, as well as the board of the Storage Networking Industry Association.