IonQ Building a Quantum Dream Team as Former Blue Origin, Google and Arm Execs Join Company

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IonQ announced key hires and board placements as it builds its trapped-ion business.

PRESS RELASE – IonQ, Inc. (TQI: IonQ) , a leader in trapped-ion quantum computing, announced the appointment of Inder M. Singh to the IonQ Board of Directors. Singh is the EVP and CFO of Arm, where he leads the global finance organization as well as corporate IT operations, procurement and enterprise security teams.

“As IonQ begins its next phase of growth, we are excited to have Inder join our Board of Directors,” said IonQ CEO & President Peter Chapman. “Our goal of developing the world’s best quantum computers to solve the world’s most complex problems remains the same, and with Inder’s decades of experience at the intersection of technology and finance, we’re one step closer to realizing it.”

“Our goal of developing the world’s best quantum computers to solve the world’s most complex problems remains the same, and with Inder’s decades of experience at the intersection of technology and finance, we’re one step closer to realizing it.”

Singh joined Arm in April 2019 and is also a member of the Board of Directors at Affinity Federal Credit Union, New Jersey’s largest credit union. Prior to Arm, he was CFO of Unisys Corp and also held senior finance roles at leading companies, including Comcast Corporation, Cisco Systems and AT&T/Lucent Technologies. Singh has also spent several years in equity capital markets at Wall Street firms like Prudential Securities and SunTrust. In addition, Singh has advised startups as a member of Columbia University’s Entrepreneurship Advisory Board, and also acts as a project advisor for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on national security and critical infrastructure matters. Singh holds an MBA in finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business, as well as M.S. and B.S. degrees in engineering from Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.

“It is an incredibly exciting time to join IonQ’s Board, having watched the company grow from a startup to the quantum computing industry leader it is today,” said Singh. “Government, business and society as a whole are quickly recognizing quantum’s ability to solve previously impossible problems, and they are turning to IonQ for counsel and strategic partnership. I could not be more excited to be joining the Board and helping the team potentially shape the next frontiers of technology.”

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Singh joins a seasoned board at IonQ which includes members with leadership experience at Google, Intel, Accenture, Oracle, EMC, Silicon Graphics and Glu Mobile.

In addition to today’s Board appointment, IonQ also announced two new leadership hires:

  • Ariel Braunstein, Senior Vice President of Product Management: Ariel brings an extensive range of experience and expertise having previously worked for companies ranging from early start-ups to the Fortune 100. In addition to co-founding Pure Digital Technology – which generated over $1 billion in revenue with the Flip video camcorder – Ariel previously led Cisco’s consumer product portfolio, as well as Google’s AR and VR product management group.

  • Dean Kassmann, Vice President of Research and Development: Dean was most recently the Senior Director of Advanced Technology for Blue Origin, where he established and led the team responsible for company-wide applied research in the support of Blue Origin’s launch vehicle engines for in-space product lines. Dean has over 25 years of leadership experience in software, hardware and technology development, including advanced modeling and planning roles at both Aspen Technology and Amazon.

IonQ trades on NYSE as IONQ.

To learn more about the people behind next-generation quantum computing, please visit www.ionq.com.

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Matt Swayne

With a several-decades long background in journalism and communications, Matt Swayne has worked as a science communicator for an R1 university for more than 12 years, specializing in translating high tech and deep tech for the general audience. He has served as a writer, editor and analyst at The Quantum Insider since its inception. In addition to his service as a science communicator, Matt also develops courses to improve the media and communications skills of scientists and has taught courses. [email protected]

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