Quest Software Promotes Garn to CEO

Quest Software Inc., a publisher of enterprise systems management applications, reported Thursday that its board of directors has promoted Doug Garn to chief executive officer. Garn, the Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based company said, also joins the board as a director and will retain his preexisting role as president. Garn joined Quest in 1998 and has served as president since February 2005. Before that, the company noted, he was vice president of worldwide sales. As CEO, Garn succeeds Vinny Smith, who had served as Quest's top executive since 1997. Quest said Smith has accepted the newly created role of executive chairman, where he will be responsible for leading the company's strategic direction.