(BusinessCloud.co.uk) Cambridge Quantum Computing has announced the appointment of ex-IBM business developer Denise Ruffner as the firm’s Chief Business Officer and a member of its executive leadership team.
Ruffner has been recognised for innovation, sales leadership and strategic planning via her 18-year career at US tech giant IBM. During her time at the corporation she held a variety of roles which included responsibility for quotas up to more than $750m in annual revenue.
She joins Cambridge Quantum Computing from the IBM Systems Group Quantum Computing team where her leadership responsibilities included developing and heading the IBM Q Startup Program, in addition to leading the IBM Q network ambassador team for the North America, Latin America and Asia regions.
Prior to this, Denise was the worldwide genomics sales Leader for IBM Systems Group. Denise holds a Master’s degree in Neurobiology and Molecular Biology from the University of Pittsburgh.
“She brings a strong background in sales and strategy which, coupled with her leadership skills, will enhance our executive team and form an integral part of our growth,” said Khan. “As a widely recognised and experienced industry leader in quantum computing, Denise’s expertise will immensely benefit CQC.”
NOTE: Cambridge Quantum Computing will be speaking and exhibiting at the upcoming IQT Europe for those interested in learning more about CQC. David Worrall, Chief Architect of IronBridge™ and the Head of Quantum Technology at CQC will present.