MechE alum is a sales expert in the global information technology market

Quantum Corp. has announced that Elizabeth (Liz) King '79 has joined the company as chief revenue officer. King, who studied mechanical engineering at Lehigh, brings more than 25 years of experience in global sales, with leadership positions spanning enterprise, public sector and telecom industries in over 30 countries. A veteran in the information technology market, she has held key executive leadership roles in sales, general management, product management, services, marketing, supply chain and operations on a global scale.

King previously held the role of senior vice president, SGI Worldwide Sales for Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), which she joined when the company acquired Silicon Graphics International (SGI) in 2016. Prior to SGI she was vice president of strategic alliances for IBM and global systems integrators at Juniper Networks. Before Juniper, she was vice president and general manager of the Hitachi Server Group of Hitachi Data Systems where she was responsible for sales, marketing, operations and customer delivery of Hitachi servers and solutions.

King was previously with Alcatel-Lucent (ALU), serving as vice president, strategic alliances and new business development, global sales. In that role she built ALU's global relationships and drove incremental sales with strategic alliance partners, achieving growth in new and existing markets including enterprise, public sector and regional mobility networks. King also held key senior worldwide sales and business development roles at Sun Microsystems, Raytheon, and Texas Instruments.

She earned a MBA in management from the University of Dallas and holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Lehigh.

"Liz has been successful at seizing market opportunities and driving sales teams to achieve profitable revenue growth for some of the most respected companies in Silicon Valley," says Jamie Lerner, president and CEO of Quantum. "She has a deep understanding of datacenter infrastructure—including servers, storage, networking, software, and as-a-service offerings—in addition to systems integration, high performance computing, data analytics and complex public sector projects." 



Elizabeth King

Mechanical engineering alum Liz King '79 is chief revenue officer at Quantum.