Bloomberg Law
April 20, 2021, 7:58 PM

Quantum Corp. Hires Ex-NVIDIA Legal Boss as General Counsel

Ruiqi Chen
Ruiqi Chen

Quantum Corp. has hired former NVIDIA Corp. top lawyer Brian Cabrera as its new general counsel and chief compliance officer, replacing former legal chief Regan MacPherson.

The San Jose, Calif.-based technology company went public in February and provides storage and management solutions for unstructured data, such as video and digital images. Customers include NASA, Buzzfeed Inc., and AirBus SE, according to the company’s website.

“Unstructured data is timely,” Cabrera told Bloomberg Law, “as people use Amazon, Tik Tok, YouTube and the like.”

Cabrera was most recently assistant U.S. attorney for the Justice Department’s criminal division, where he worked for over three years. Before that, he was senior vice president and general counsel of NVIDIA, a software company that produces graphics processing units, or GPUs.

“Brian’s extensive legal experience in the software and technology industry will be instrumental as Quantum continues its transition to software-defined solutions for storing and managing video and unstructured data,” Quantum CEO Jamie Lerner said in a Monday statement.

MacPherson, Quantum’s former general counsel, left the company earlier this year to join solar energy company SunPower Corp. as chief legal officer.

Cabrera’s experience with technology companies goes back to 1993, when he joined computer hardware company Silicon Graphics Inc. as legal counsel. He later worked for Netscape Communications, PeopleSoft Inc.—now operated by Oracle Corp.—Callidus Software Inc., and Synopsys Inc.

Cabrera began his career with the California Department of Justice and San Francisco-based law firm Bronson, Bronson & McKinnon, which closed in 1999.

Quantum has hired several new executives in recent months, including Rick Valentine as senior vice president and chief customer officer, Brian Pawlowski as chief development officer, Anand Chakravarthi as sales director for the Middle East and India, and Anthony Koo as business development manager for the Asia Pacific region.

In 2019, the Securities and Exchange Commission charged Quantum $1 million to settle chargesover violations in the company’s internal accounting controls from 2015 to 2017. Lerner said at the time that the company could now focus on growing and providing “sustainable value” for its customers.

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