We Are Quantinuum

Leading a technological revolution that will change the world.

Quantinuum Scientific Leaders

Prof Bob Coecke
Quantum-Compositional Intelligence

In addition to his post as Chief Scientist, Professor Coecke leads Quantinuum’s Oxford-based Quantum-Compositional Intelligence research team. The team’s research efforts include work in Quantum Computational Linguistics (QCL) and its practical implementation, Quantum Natural Language Processing (QNLP), as well as the development of diagrammatic quantum theory. Bob is Distinguished Visiting Research Chair at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Emeritus Professor at Wolfson College, Oxford University, and a Visiting Fellow at Oxford’s Computer Science and Mathematics Departments, where he teaches a course on QCL. Professor Coecke is a founding member of the Quantum Physics and Logic (QPL) and Applied Category Theory (ACT) communities, the diamond-open-access journal, Compositionality, and the Cambridge University Press, Applied Category Theory book series. Learn more about Prof Coecke -->

Dr Ross Duncan
Quantum Software

Ross Duncan leads Quantum Software at Quantinuum and holds honorary positions at the University of Strathclyde and University College London.  He obtained his Doctorate from Oxford University in 2006 for his thesis “Types for Quantum Computation”.  Since then, he has held positions as an EPSRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, Chargé de Recherche at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, and Lecturer of Computer Science at the University of Strathclyde. His research focuses on the foundations of quantum computing and in particular on the use of category theory and diagrammatic calculi to better understand the structure of quantum states and programs; he is the co-inventor (with Professor Bob Coecke) of the ZX-calculus and has applied this to reason about quantum circuits, measurement-based quantum computation, and quantum error correcting codes.

Prof Stephen Clark

Prior to joining Quantinuum as Head of AI, Stephen Clark spent 14 years as a Member of Faculty at the Departments of Computer Science of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, including 4 years as a Tutorial Fellow at Keble College, Oxford. From 2016 to 2020 he was a Research Scientist at DeepMind in London, acting as a Team Lead for the research area of Grounded Language Learning. Professor Clark holds an undergraduate degree in Philosophy from the University of Cambridge (Gonville and Caius College). He obtained an MSc in Cognitive Science at the University of Manchester (Department of Computer Science) and a PhD in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Sussex (School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences). He is currently an Honorary Professor at Queen Mary University of London.

Dr Steve Sanders
Hardware Technology Development

Steve Sanders is Senior Director for hardware technology development at Quantinuum in Broomfield, Colorado. Steve has been with Quantinuum since early 2018, leading a quantum computing research and development effort across a broad swath of engineering and physics disciplines. Today the Quantinuum team is rapidly pushing the state of the art in trapped-ion technology, demonstrating a trapped-ion quantum charge coupled device (QCCD) architecture within both their commercial and R&D quantum processors.  Prior to joining Quantinuum’s predecessor organization, Honeywell Quantum Solutions, Steve worked at Honeywell since 1998 as a research scientist in optical sensors, where he led groups designing fiber-optic gyroscopes, inertial measurement units, and celestial navigation systems for high-performance guidance and navigation.  Products of his design are currently operating at sea and in space.  Steve holds a B.S. in engineering physics from U.C. Berkeley and a PhD in plasma physics from Caltech.

Dr Patty Lee
Hardware Technology Development

Patty Lee is the Chief Scientist for hardware technology development for commercial trapped ion quantum computers at Quantinuum.  Her team is pursuing scalable trapped ion technology and delivering commercial quantum computers with high fidelity operations and large quantum volumes.  Her career in quantum computing began in graduate school at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, where her thesis research advanced the understanding of phase control for geometric phase gates in trapped ions.  She has worked as an experimental physicist at NIST Gaithersburg, US Army Research Laboratory, and Lockheed Martin.

Dr Marcello Benedetti
Quantum Algorithms

Marcello is a Senior Research Scientist at Quantinuum. In this role, he has been contributing to the development of near-term quantum algorithms for generative modelling, sampling, inference, regression, classification, combinatorial optimization, and simulation. Marcello holds a PhD in Computer Science from University College London. There, he investigated methods at the intersection between machine learning and quantum computing, using trapped ion and superconducting computers. Previously, Marcello spent two years as a research assistant at NASA Ames Research Center.

Dr Mattia Fiorentini
Machine Learning and Quantum Algorithms

Dr Mattia Fiorentini leads Quantinuum's development of high-impact applications of near-term quantum hardware. His work on quantum algorithms is aimed at developing innovative techniques for machine learning, optimization, and simulation problems. His team’s research is published regularly in top-tier scientific journals and is centred around robust and scalable Quantum Machine Learning. Mattia and his team deploy their proprietary algorithms and know-how to tackle the most pressing technical challenges of industry leaders in Finance, Energy, Manufacturing, Logistics, and Life-sciences. Previously, Mattia gained a PhD in Theory and Simulation of Condensed Matter from King’s College London, where he researched first-principle electronic transport with high-performance computing.

Dr Chris Langer

Dr Chris Langer is a Fellow at Quantinuum where he serves as the chair of the Technical Board and an advisor to the President and COO. Chris is a key inventor and architect for the Quantinuum hardware. Prior to joining Quantinuum (formerly Honeywell) in 2016, Chris worked 10 years at Lockheed Martin on various projects within the Space Systems Company and the Aeronautics Company. Chris received his PhD in physics in 2006 from the University of Colorado for work on ion trap quantum computing under Nobel Laureate David Wineland.

Dr Jenni Strabley
Offering Management

Dr Jenni Strabley is the Sr. Director of Offering Management for Quantinuum and is responsible for full life-cycle management of product offerings including the industry-leading System Model H1 technologies, Powered by Honeywell. Dr Jenni Strabley brings 14 years of prior experience in the aerospace industry, with roles in offering management, product line management, operations, project management, and new product and technology development.  She has 19 awarded patents and holds a doctorate degree in atomic physics.

Dr Russell Stutz
Commercial Products

Dr Russell Stutz is Director of the Commercial Products group of Quantinuum, where he is responsible for the design and build of Quantinuum’s trapped-ion commercial quantum computers. He received his Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of Kansas, taking a commission in the US Air Force through the ROTC program upon graduation. As an Air Force officer, he worked on laser research at the Air Force Research Lab, Directed Energy Directorate at Kirtland AFB, NM. Dr Stutz received his PhD from the University of Colorado-Boulder in atomic, molecular, and optical physics in 2010. Eric Cornell, his research advisor at CU, is a Nobel Laureate in Physics. After receiving his PhD, Dr Stutz has worked industrial research and development at AOSense, a small company in California developing quantum sensors, as well as Lockheed Martin in Colorado. He has been with Quantinuum since 2016, and was one of the first employees at the Broomfield, CO site.

Dr Brian Neyenhuis
Commercial Operations

Dr Brian Neyenhuis is the Director of Commercial Operations for Quantinuum, where he leads a team of scientists, engineers and technicians who upgrade and operate Quantinuum’s commercial quantum computers. Dr. Neyenhuis did his postdoctoral research at the University of Maryland where he focused on quantum simulation and the development of new quantum technologies. Brian earned a B.S. in Physics at Brigham Young University and a PhD in Physics from the University of Colorado.

Dr Henrik Dreyer
Managing Director and Scientific Lead, Munich

Dr Henrik Dreyer is the Managing Director and Scientific Lead in Munich, Germany. He is a theoretical physicist using classical and quantum computers to study strongly correlated quantum many-body systems. His team develops near-term quantum algorithms for the simulation of materials and tools to accelerate fundamental physics research. Henrik worked on the interface between quantum information and condensed matter physics during his PhD at the Max-Planck Institute of Quantum Optics and at Oxford University. He holds degrees in Physics and Mathematics from ETH Zürich and Cambridge University.

Quantinuum Enterprise Leaders

Ilyas Khan

Ilyas founded CQ in 2014 and is the CEO of Quantinuum, the company created as a result of the merger of Honeywell Quantum Solutions and Cambridge Quantum. He is the Leader in Residence at the University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School where he was instrumental in establishing the highly regarded Accelerate Cambridge program of investment in early-stage Cambridge-based deep-science technology sector companies. Ilyas was the inaugural Chairman of The Stephen Hawking Foundation, holding the post until 2019. He is also the founding Chairman (non-executive) of the Topos Institute. He is also a fellow of St Edmund’s College, Cambridge. Ilyas has been a supporter and advocate of open-access academic journals and is one of the founders of the Diamond open-access journal “Compositionality”.

Tony Uttley
President & COO

Tony founded Honeywell Quantum Solutions and served as President. Previously, he was VP, GM for Honeywell Residential Home Comfort Business. Prior to Honeywell, Tony was a Principal at Boston Consulting Group (BCG). For 10 years prior to BCG, he held management and engineering positions with NASA at Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas. Tony earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, and B.S. mechanical engineering from the University of Minnesota.

Denise Holmquist
Chief Financial Officer

Denise was the CFO, Honeywell Quantum Solutions. With thirty years of finance experience at Honeywell, Denise has expertise in planning, forecasting & analysis, operations finance, general accounting, government compliance, and M&A. Denise holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of Nebraska and is Six Sigma Green Belt Certified.

Kaniah Konkoly-Thege
Chief Legal Counsel, SVP Government Relations

Kaniah served as General Counsel, Honeywell Quantum Solutions. Prior to Honeywell, she was General Counsel, Honeywell Federal Manufacturing and Technologies, LLC, and Senior Attorney, U.S. Department of Energy. She was Lead Counsel before the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, the Merit Systems Protection Board, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Kaniah holds a J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law and B.A., International Relations and Spanish from the College of William and Mary.

Jeff Miller
Chief Information Officer

Jeff Miller served as CIO for Honeywell Quantum Solutions and led a cross-functional team responsible for Information Technology, Cybersecurity, and Physical Security. For Honeywell, Jeff has held numerous management and executive roles in Information Technology, Security, Integrated Supply Chain and Program Management. Jeff holds a B.S., Computer Science, University of Arizona. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy, attaining the rank of Commander.

Susan Schwamberger
Chief Human Resources Officer, SVP Operations

Susan leads global Human Resources and Communications. As SVP Operations, she leads Business Administration, Integrated Supply Chain, and Health, Safety, & Environment Organizations. Previously, she was Chief Operations Officer for Honeywell Quantum Solutions, and Global HR Leader in Automated Control Solutions. She has also held HR and Integrated Supply Chain roles for Honeywell Federal Manufacturing and Technologies, LLC. Susan holds a B.S. in Business Administration and Management from Minnesota State University.

Nathan Cobb
Chief Commercial Officer

Nathan leads Quantinuum’s aggressive growth plan for optimizing go-to-market efforts and maximizing revenue. In addition, he is responsible for evangelizing what’s possible with quantum computing as we enter the fourth industrial revolution. Nathan has led sales teams at SAP, Apple, Oracle, and EY where he developed growth strategies, led change management efforts and built strategic partnerships. Nathan expanded SAP North America’s Platform and Technology division by building propensity models and reorganizing sales territories. He also developed strategic alliances to expand SAP into reseller channels to drive annual recurring revenue.  Nathan holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Athens State University.

Waseem Shiraz
Senior VP Strategic Initiatives & Chief of Staff

Waseem is the Senior VP of Strategic Initiatives and Chief of Staff at Quantinuum. He has been with Cambridge Quantum since its inception in 2014 where he has been responsible for developing global operations, growth, and financing. Prior to CQ, Waseem was the Managing Partner of Stanhill Capital Partners, where he invested in companies across a variety of industrial and deep science technology sectors. Waseem holds a BSc degree from University College London. After graduation, Waseem joined Morgan Stanley’s Investment Banking division and focused on capital markets, M&A and restructuring transactions.

Shuya Kekke
CEO & Representative Director, Quantinuum K.K.

As managing director of Goldman Sachs, Tokyo & Hong Kong, Shuya led equity electronic trading and was involved in portfolio, algorithmic, and electronic derivatives trading. He was part of Principal Strategic Investment group, an internal private equity team. In 2013, Shuya joined J.P. Morgan Securities and served as Managing Director & Head of Electronic Client Solutions and Portfolio Trading. In 2017, he joined Pelagos Inc., a consultancy focused on the financial sector. Shuya has a B.A., and M.A. from Stanford University.

Quantinuum Board of Directors

Ilyas Khan

Ilyas founded CQ in 2014 and is the CEO of Quantinuum, the company created as a result of the merger of Honeywell Quantum Solutions and Cambridge Quantum. He is the Leader in Residence at the University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School where he was instrumental in establishing the highly regarded Accelerate Cambridge program of investment in early-stage Cambridge-based deep-science technology sector companies. Ilyas was the inaugural Chairman of The Stephen Hawking Foundation, holding the post until 2019. He is also the founding Chairman (non-executive) of the Topos Institute. He is also a fellow of St Edmund’s College, Cambridge. Ilyas has been a supporter and advocate of open-access academic journals and is one of the founders of the Diamond open-access journal “Compositionality”.

Non-executive Directors

Darius Adamczyk

Chairman and CEO, Honeywell, Darius has been Chairman since 2018. He has served as both President, CEO, and President, COO. Joining Honeywell as CEO, Metrologic, he was President, Scanning and Mobility, and President, Process Solutions before being named President, CEO, Performance Materials and Technologies. Darius has an MBA, Harvard University, M.S., Computer Engineering, Syracuse University, and B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Michigan State University. He serves on the US-China Business Council, Business Roundtable, Business Council and Council on Foreign Relations.

Anne T. Madden
Board Member

Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Honeywell, Anne manages legal affairs, gov. relations, HSE, product stewardship, environmental sustainability, and global M&A. Prior, she was VP, Corporate Development, Global Head of M&A, VP, Deputy General Counsel (GC) for Performance Materials and Technologies, VP, GC, Specialty Chemicals, and GC, Fluorine Products for AlliedSignal. Anne earned an A.B., English and American Literature, Brown University, Accounting and MBA Finance, NYU Stern School of Business, and J.D. from Fordham University School of Law.

Niels Nielsen
Board Member

Niels Nielsen is a London based entrepreneur and tech investor. He is former Chairman and early investor in Cambridge Quantum Computing. Niels has invested in and managed a number of businesses within financial services (Zedra, LGT Vestra, Vistra, Kinetic Partners and others). Niels' tech investments span across Quantum, Deep-tech, FinTech, Hospitality, Energy, Education, GreenTech and Biosciences. He is also the co-owner of Azure Hotels. Niels is Danish and holds a Bachelor's degree from Brown University, and an MBA from Yale University.

Suresh Venkatarayalu
Board Member

As Chief Technology Officer, Honeywell, Suresh leads Honeywell product development and oversees engineering, R&D, and Honeywell Technology Solutions (HTS). He serves as VP, CTO for Safety and Productivity Solutions. Suresh joined Honeywell as an Aerospace Software Engineer and Systems Analyst. He served as CTO for Automation and Control Solutions, and President of HTS. He has a degree in Computer Science Engineering from Bharathidasan University, India and post-graduate work in general management from the Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode.