We build quantum applications

Matt Johnson

Matt Johnson

Co-Founder & CEO
MBA (UPenn, Wharton) BS (US Air Force Academy)

Matt leads QC Ware’s business and he serves on the QED-C governing board. Matt was a captain in the Air Force and subsequently worked in finance, becoming a managing director in private equity at Apollo Management. Matt swam the English Channel and remains an avid but mediocre swimmer.

KJ Sham

KJ Sham

Co-Founder & COO
PhD (Electrical Engineering, University of Minnesota)

KJ leverages his operations research and startup background to develop product strategy, and he handles all of QC Ware’s operational matters.

John Hynes

John Hynes

CFO
MBA (Finance, The Wharton School), BA (Economics, Dartmouth College)

John is responsible for overseeing all finance functions, including fundraising, treasury, and strategy.

Randy Correll

Randy Correll

Co-Founder and Head of Solutions
PhD (Theoretical Physics, UT Austin)

Randy brings significant quantum programming expertise to the company and serves as a point person engaging with customers.

Robert Parrish

Robert Parrish

Head of Chemistry Simulations
PhD (Theoretical Chemistry, Georgia Tech)

Rob works with QC Ware on mixed classical/quantum approaches to practical chemistry simulations on quantum hardware.

Iordanis Kerenidis

Iordanis Kerenidis

Head of Quantum Algorithms International
PhD (Computer Science, UC Berkeley)

Iordanis works with QC Ware to design quantum algorithms for machine learning and optimization with provable speedups.

Yianni Gamvros

Yianni Gamvros

Head of Business Development
PhD (Operations Research, University of Maryland, College Park)

Yianni’s main responsibility is to drive new sales, provide customer assurance, and drive strategic and operational marketing activities.

Vic Putz

Vic Putz

Head of Engineering
PhD (Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford)

Vic is responsible for integrating QC Ware’s algorithms research into its Forge platform.

Christoph Siegert

Christoph Siegert

Head of Product
PhD (Physics, University of Cambridge), MBA (INSEAD)

Christoph leads QC Ware's Product Management and Engineering teams.

Alicia Rae Welden

Alicia Rae Welden

Quantum Chemist
PhD (Theoretical Chemistry, University of Michigan)

Alicia works with QC Ware on mixed classical/quantum approaches to practical chemistry simulations on quantum hardware.

Andrew Simmonett

Andrew Simmonett

Quantum Chemist
PhD (Quantum Chemistry, University of Georgia)

Andy works on software and algorithms development, focusing on GPU methodology for the Tachyon project.

Anupam Prakash

Anupam Prakash

Quantum Engineering
PhD (Computer Science, UC Berkeley)

Anupam works for QCWare on the design of quantum algorithms for machine learning and optimization.

Asier Ozaeta

Asier Ozaeta

Quantum Engineering
PhD (Condensed Matter Physics, Universidad del Pais Vasco)

Asier oversees software development for QC Ware’s backend and for certain quantum applications the company will field.

Bryan Burr

Bryan Burr

Senior Software Engineering Manager
BS (Computer Science, Stanford University)

Bryan is currently spearheading development of QC Ware’s cloud services and classical software infrastructure.

Bryan Scott Fales

Bryan Scott Fales

Quantum Chemist
PhD (Theoretical Chemistry, Michigan State University)

Scott is active in formulating and developing high-performance implementations of theories applicable to strongly entangled molecular systems. He employs parallel coprocessor architectures in an effort to seamlessly integrate with quantum processing unit technologies to solve problems of unprecedented size and complexity.

Cristian L. Cortes

Cristian L. Cortes

Quantum Chemist
PhD (Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University)

Cristian focuses on quantum algorithm research for chemistry and materials science applications.

Dario Rocca

Dario Rocca

Quantum Chemist
PhD (Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, SISSA, Trieste)

Dario works on the development and application of quantum algorithms for chemistry and materials science.

Edward Hohenstein

Edward Hohenstein

Quantum Chemist
PhD (Theoretical Chemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology)

Ed works at the interface between quantum computing and high performance classical computing to develop new methods for accurately predicting molecular properties.

Hamed Joorati

Hamed Joorati

Quantum Engineering
MSc (Electrical Engineering, ENSICAEN) MSc (Mathematics, Sorbonne University)

Hamed is doing research and development of quantum algorithms and quantum machine learning applied to quantitative finance.

Josh Levin

Josh Levin

Quantum Engineering
PhD (Physics, University of Colorado Boulder)

Josh tackles complex operational problems in a wide range of industries and identifies ways to apply quantum and classical algorithms to these problems, playing a key role in the symbiosis between our partner-facing engagements, our product development, and our algorithmic research.

Joshua Scherschel

Joshua Scherschel

DevOps Lead
BA (Physics & Math, UC Berkeley)

Josh is helping shape QC Ware's cloud infrastructure to promote security, usability, and stability for both internal employees and end-user customers.

Markus Edmunds

Markus Edmunds

Director of People & Culture
BA (History, Tufts University)

Markus is heading up the internal recruitment division and also actively developing forward-thinking HR and Culture policies to promote an environment of inclusivity, understanding, and high-performance.

Matthias Loipersberger

Matthias Loipersberger

Quantum Chemist
PhD (Theoretical Chemistry, UC Berkeley)

Matthias works with QC Ware on the development and application of quantum algorithms for quantum chemistry.

Natansh Mathur

Natansh Mathur

Quantum Engineering
B.Tech. Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Roorkee

Natansh’s work in QCWare focuses on research and development of quantum algorithms for deep learning.

Nick Stair

Nick Stair

Quantum Chemist
PhD (Theoretical Chemistry, Emory University)

Nick works with QC Ware on the development of quantum algorithms and state-vector simulation for chemistry applications.

Pablo Ortiz-Lampier

Pablo Ortiz-Lampier

Frontend Lead
PhD (Computer Science, MIT)

Pablo develops frontend software for QC Ware.

Rachael Al-Saadon

Rachael Al-Saadon

Quantum Chemist
PhD (Theoretical Chemistry, Duke)

Rachael works with QC Ware on quantum algorithms and simulations for chemistry.

Sean Weinberg

Sean Weinberg

Quantum Engineering
PhD (Physics, UC Berkeley)

Sean focuses on quantum algorithm research and enterprise engagement at QC Ware.

Skander Kazdaghli

Skander Kazdaghli

Quantum Engineering
MSc (Applied Mathematics, CentraleSupélec)

Skander works on developing quantum machine learning algorithms for near term applications.

Sohum Thakkar

Sohum Thakkar

Quantum Engineer
B.S. Computer Science from UC Berkeley

Sohum is a quantum engineer on the Quantum Machine Learning team. Formerly, he worked on the health algorithms team at Apple, and has experience building large-scale machine learning solutions.

Steve Matthews

Steve Matthews

Sales Account Executive
BS (Physical Science) Degree

Steve brings a successful career of selling enterprise software to the QC Ware Account Management role. Key enterprise account positions include selling optimization software for IBM, data integration software for Cisco and cloud management software for Turbonomic.

Matt Johnson

Matt Johnson

Co-Founder & CEO
MBA (UPenn, Wharton) BS (US Air Force Academy)

Matt leads QC Ware’s business and he serves on the QED-C governing board. Matt was a captain in the Air Force and subsequently worked in finance, becoming a managing director in private equity at Apollo Management. Matt swam the English Channel and remains an avid but mediocre swimmer.

KJ Sham

KJ Sham

Co-Founder & COO
PhD (Electrical Engineering, University of Minnesota)

KJ leverages his operations research and startup background to develop product strategy, and he handles all of QC Ware’s operational matters.

Gordon Eubanks

Gordon Eubanks

Advisor

Gordon was the CEO of Symantec for 15 years and the CEO of Oblix for five years. Gordon was also on the board of Skybox, prior to its acquisition by Google. He is a former US Navy submarine officer.

Navin Maharaj

Navin Maharaj

Board Member

Navin is Director at Koch Disruptive Technologies (KDT), a venture capital and growth equity unit of Koch Industries, Inc., and the tip of the spear for innovation at Koch. Prior to joining KDT, Navin was Sr. Enterprise Architect (Office of the CTO) where he oversaw the vision and strategy for computing, public/edge cloud, and quantum computing at Koch.

Sandeep Arora

Sandeep Arora

Board Member

Sandeep is Head of Digital and Chief Investment Officer (CIO) for Citi ICG and responsible for delivering the best client digital experiences to Citi ICG’s Corporate and Investor clients. Sandeep is also CIO of the strategic FinTech Investments portfolio made by the ICG, as a key source of innovation. Sandeep also represents Citi at MIT’s FinTech Alliance. In his 33 year tenure at Citi, Sandeep has held positions as Global Head of FinTech & Innovation for Citi Markets & Securities Services, COO of Citi Markets, COO of FICC, and COO of EM Sales & Trading.

Matt Johnson

Matt Johnson

Co-Founder & CEO
MBA (UPenn, Wharton) BS (US Air Force Academy)

Matt leads QC Ware’s business and he serves on the QED-C governing board. Matt was a captain in the Air Force and subsequently worked in finance, becoming a managing director in private equity at Apollo Management. Matt swam the English Channel and remains an avid but mediocre swimmer.

KJ Sham

KJ Sham

Co-Founder & COO
PhD (Electrical Engineering, University of Minnesota)

KJ leverages his operations research and startup background to develop product strategy, and he handles all of QC Ware’s operational matters.

John Hynes

John Hynes

CFO
MBA (Finance, The Wharton School), BA (Economics, Dartmouth College)

John is responsible for overseeing all finance functions, including fundraising, treasury, and strategy.

Randy Correll

Randy Correll

Co-Founder and Head of Solutions
PhD (Theoretical Physics, UT Austin)

Randy brings significant quantum programming expertise to the company and serves as a point person engaging with customers.

Robert Parrish

Robert Parrish

Head of Chemistry Simulations
PhD (Theoretical Chemistry, Georgia Tech)

Rob works with QC Ware on mixed classical/quantum approaches to practical chemistry simulations on quantum hardware.

Iordanis Kerenidis

Iordanis Kerenidis

Head of Quantum Algorithms International
PhD (Computer Science, UC Berkeley)

Iordanis works with QC Ware to design quantum algorithms for machine learning and optimization with provable speedups.

Yianni Gamvros

Yianni Gamvros

Head of Business Development
PhD (Operations Research, University of Maryland, College Park)

Yianni’s main responsibility is to drive new sales, provide customer assurance, and drive strategic and operational marketing activities.

Vic Putz

Vic Putz

Head of Engineering
PhD (Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford)

Vic is responsible for integrating QC Ware’s algorithms research into its Forge platform.

Christoph Siegert

Christoph Siegert

Head of Product
PhD (Physics, University of Cambridge), MBA (INSEAD)

Christoph leads QC Ware's Product Management and Engineering teams.

Markus Edmunds

Markus Edmunds

Director of People & Culture
BA (History, Tufts University)

Markus is heading up the internal recruitment division and also actively developing forward-thinking HR and Culture policies to promote an environment of inclusivity, understanding, and high-performance.

Robert Parrish

Robert Parrish

Head of Chemistry Simulations
PhD (Theoretical Chemistry, Georgia Tech)

Rob works with QC Ware on mixed classical/quantum approaches to practical chemistry simulations on quantum hardware.

Alicia Rae Welden

Alicia Rae Welden

Quantum Chemist
PhD (Theoretical Chemistry, University of Michigan)

Alicia works with QC Ware on mixed classical/quantum approaches to practical chemistry simulations on quantum hardware.

Andrew Simmonett

Andrew Simmonett

Quantum Chemist
PhD (Quantum Chemistry, University of Georgia)

Andy works on software and algorithms development, focusing on GPU methodology for the Tachyon project.

Bryan Scott Fales

Bryan Scott Fales

Quantum Chemist
PhD (Theoretical Chemistry, Michigan State University)

Scott is active in formulating and developing high-performance implementations of theories applicable to strongly entangled molecular systems. He employs parallel coprocessor architectures in an effort to seamlessly integrate with quantum processing unit technologies to solve problems of unprecedented size and complexity.

Cristian L. Cortes

Cristian L. Cortes

Quantum Chemist
PhD (Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University)

Cristian focuses on quantum algorithm research for chemistry and materials science applications.

Dario Rocca

Dario Rocca

Quantum Chemist
PhD (Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, SISSA, Trieste)

Dario works on the development and application of quantum algorithms for chemistry and materials science.

Edward Hohenstein

Edward Hohenstein

Quantum Chemist
PhD (Theoretical Chemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology)

Ed works at the interface between quantum computing and high performance classical computing to develop new methods for accurately predicting molecular properties.

Matthias Loipersberger

Matthias Loipersberger

Quantum Chemist
PhD (Theoretical Chemistry, UC Berkeley)

Matthias works with QC Ware on the development and application of quantum algorithms for quantum chemistry.

Nick Stair

Nick Stair

Quantum Chemist
PhD (Theoretical Chemistry, Emory University)

Nick works with QC Ware on the development of quantum algorithms and state-vector simulation for chemistry applications.

Rachael Al-Saadon

Rachael Al-Saadon

Quantum Chemist
PhD (Theoretical Chemistry, Duke)

Rachael works with QC Ware on quantum algorithms and simulations for chemistry.

Iordanis Kerenidis

Iordanis Kerenidis

Head of Quantum Algorithms International
PhD (Computer Science, UC Berkeley)

Iordanis works with QC Ware to design quantum algorithms for machine learning and optimization with provable speedups.

Anupam Prakash

Anupam Prakash

Quantum Engineering
PhD (Computer Science, UC Berkeley)

Anupam works for QCWare on the design of quantum algorithms for machine learning and optimization.

Hamed Joorati

Hamed Joorati

Quantum Engineering
MSc (Electrical Engineering, ENSICAEN) MSc (Mathematics, Sorbonne University)

Hamed is doing research and development of quantum algorithms and quantum machine learning applied to quantitative finance.

Natansh Mathur

Natansh Mathur

Quantum Engineering
B.Tech. Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Roorkee

Natansh’s work in QCWare focuses on research and development of quantum algorithms for deep learning.

Skander Kazdaghli

Skander Kazdaghli

Quantum Engineering
MSc (Applied Mathematics, CentraleSupélec)

Skander works on developing quantum machine learning algorithms for near term applications.

Sohum Thakkar

Sohum Thakkar

Quantum Engineer
B.S. Computer Science from UC Berkeley

Sohum is a quantum engineer on the Quantum Machine Learning team. Formerly, he worked on the health algorithms team at Apple, and has experience building large-scale machine learning solutions.

Randy Correll

Randy Correll

Co-Founder and Head of Solutions
PhD (Theoretical Physics, UT Austin)

Randy brings significant quantum programming expertise to the company and serves as a point person engaging with customers.

Asier Ozaeta

Asier Ozaeta

Quantum Engineering
PhD (Condensed Matter Physics, Universidad del Pais Vasco)

Asier oversees software development for QC Ware’s backend and for certain quantum applications the company will field.

Josh Levin

Josh Levin

Quantum Engineering
PhD (Physics, University of Colorado Boulder)

Josh tackles complex operational problems in a wide range of industries and identifies ways to apply quantum and classical algorithms to these problems, playing a key role in the symbiosis between our partner-facing engagements, our product development, and our algorithmic research.

Sean Weinberg

Sean Weinberg

Quantum Engineering
PhD (Physics, UC Berkeley)

Sean focuses on quantum algorithm research and enterprise engagement at QC Ware.

Vic Putz

Vic Putz

Head of Engineering
PhD (Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford)

Vic is responsible for integrating QC Ware’s algorithms research into its Forge platform.

Christoph Siegert

Christoph Siegert

Head of Product
PhD (Physics, University of Cambridge), MBA (INSEAD)

Christoph leads QC Ware's Product Management and Engineering teams.

Bryan Burr

Bryan Burr

Senior Software Engineering Manager
BS (Computer Science, Stanford University)

Bryan is currently spearheading development of QC Ware’s cloud services and classical software infrastructure.

Joshua Scherschel

Joshua Scherschel

DevOps Lead
BA (Physics & Math, UC Berkeley)

Josh is helping shape QC Ware's cloud infrastructure to promote security, usability, and stability for both internal employees and end-user customers.

Pablo Ortiz-Lampier

Pablo Ortiz-Lampier

Frontend Lead
PhD (Computer Science, MIT)

Pablo develops frontend software for QC Ware.

Yianni Gamvros

Yianni Gamvros

Head of Business Development
PhD (Operations Research, University of Maryland, College Park)

Yianni’s main responsibility is to drive new sales, provide customer assurance, and drive strategic and operational marketing activities.

Steve Matthews

Steve Matthews

Sales Account Executive
BS (Physical Science) Degree

Steve brings a successful career of selling enterprise software to the QC Ware Account Management role. Key enterprise account positions include selling optimization software for IBM, data integration software for Cisco and cloud management software for Turbonomic.

Advisors

Scott Aaronson

Chief Scientific Advisor

Scott Aaronson is a professor of computer Science at The University of Texas at Austin. He is an expert in quantum algorithms, and his current research concerns how to demonstrate a quantum computing speedup with the technologies of the near future, and the largest possible quantum speedups over classical computing. Scott received his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley under Umesh Vazirani. He was a professor at MIT for nine years before joining UT Austin.

Pete Worden

Pete Worden

Advisor

Pete was the Director of NASA’s Ames Research Center from 2006-2015. Pete is currently the chairman of the Breakthrough Foundation, and he advises QC Ware on government relations and aerospace/defense projects. Prior to his tenure at NASA, Pete was a career officer in the US Air Force and retired as a brigadier general.

Gordon Eubanks

Gordon Eubanks

Advisor

Gordon was the CEO of Symantec for 15 years and the CEO of Oblix for five years. Gordon was also on the board of Skybox, prior to its acquisition by Google. He is a former US Navy submarine officer.

Kay Giesecke

Kay Giesecke

Advisor

Kay is a tenured professor at Stanford, and is advising QC Ware on application development related to quantitative trading, financial risk management, and asset pricing. Kay’s research and teaching are in the area of financial and risk analytics.

Peter McMahon

Peter McMahon

Advisor

Peter is an advisor to the quantum algorithms team. He is an assistant professor at Cornell University.

Adam Bouland

Adam Bouland

Advisor

Adam is an advisor to the quantum algorithms team. He is an assistant professor of computer science at Stanford University.