Quest Bolsters its Strength with New Executives

Quest Software, a global systems management, data protection and security software provider, appointed three executives that add a wealth of software, finance and business expertise. Quest promoted Carolyn McCarthy (pictured) to Chief Operating Officer (COO) alongside her current role as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The company also appointed Matt Deres as Chief Information Officer (CIO) and John Hernandez as General Manager of the Quest Microsoft Platform Management (MPM) business unit.

“Quest continues to make strategic investments in our go-to-market efforts as we address the various IT challenges businesses are facing today, and the addition of Matt and John, alongside Carolyn’s new expanded operations role, will have a positive impact across the entire business,” said Patrick Nichols, CEO at Quest Software. “Their expertise will allow Quest to continue to help customers create true resilience to meet and conquer IT challenges.”

In her combined role as COO/CFO, McCarthy will drive operational expertise and improvements across all business functions, while running finance, sales operations and renewals. She joined Quest from Dell, where she held several senior finance leadership roles, most recently as Senior Vice President and CFO of Dell’s Software Division.

As the new CIO at Quest, Deres brings with him more than 20 years of senior-level transformational IT experience with tech companies, having recently served as CIO at Rocket Software. He previously served as SVP of IT at ACI Worldwide, Vice President of Global Infrastructure & Operations at PTC, NA Regional Infrastructure Head at Computershare and Global Hosting Services Manager for Thermo Electron (Thermo Fisher Scientific). His focus at Quest is to make sure the IT organization provides meaningful support to help reach organizational goals.

Hernandez joins Quest as President & GM, Microsoft Platform Management, from Genesys, where, as EVP & GM, he managed the $1 billion on-premises, cloud and hybrid platform business. His previous roles at Selligent, Salesforce and Cisco educated him on the cloud, security and digital transformation challenges faced by global enterprises, uniquely preparing him to understand how Quest solutions can address them.

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