Vern Brownell

President and CEO D-Wave Systems

Vern Brownell joined D-Wave as CEO in 2009, leading the company through its transition from research into the leader in the development and delivery of quantum computing systems and software. During his tenure D-Wave secured its first customers including Lockheed Martin, Google and NASA, and Los Alamos National Laboratory, and raised $170 million+ in funding. Mr. Brownell joined D-Wave from Egenera, a company he founded and where he served as CEO. Before Egenera, Mr. Brownell served as the CTO at Goldman Sachs. He holds an MBA from Anna Maria College and a BEng. in Electrical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.