Quest Software Founders Next Move? Energy Independence

Vinny Smith, the co-founder, chairman, and former CEO of Aliso Viejo-based Quest Software, has donated $1M in an effort to spur energy independence in the U.S., Smith said this week. Smith said he is making a $1M donation to the Fuel Freedom Foundation, which says it is a non-partisan nonprofit dedicated to "breaking America's oil addiction". The group says it is striving to remove barriers to competition from such fuels as natural gas, methanol, ethanol and electricity. The group was co-founded by fellow Quest Software co-founder Eyal Aronoff. Quest was recently sold to Dell in a $2.4 billion deal.