IonQ Announces CFO, Chief Legal Officer, and Board Appointments
(Finance.Yahoo) IonQ announced key additions to its leadership team March 8. Joining IonQ are Thomas Kramer, Chief Financial Officer and Salle Yoo, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary. Additionally, IonQ announces that Craig Barratt, formerly of Intel, Google, and Atheros has joined as an Independent Board Member and that Harry You and Niccolo de Masi, will be joining the Board after the closing of its merger with dMY Technology Group III.
“IonQ is entering a crucial next phase of growth as we prepare to go public via a definitive merger agreement with dMY Technology Group III,” said IonQ CEO & President Peter Chapman. “It’s important that we have a strong leadership team to bring IonQ to scale. With these new appointments, we will accelerate on our mission to build the world’s best quantum computers to solve the world’s most complex problems, helping to transform business, society, and the world, for the better.”
Thomas Kramer, who sits on the boards of PerfectServe, Peak Dental Systems, and MindsMatter DC, was Managing Director of Remarque Advisory. There, he invested in and advised pre-IPO companies in the technology sector. Before founding Remarque, Thomas was Chief Financial Officer of Opower, where he guided the company through its initial public offering, in 2014, and it’s sale later to Oracle, in 2015. Prior to that, he co-founded and was the Chief Financial Officer of Cvent. Thomas took the company from zero in revenue through, in mid-2011, the largest private software financing in the United States at that time. Now, at IonQ, his focus will be to commercialize the company’s infrastructure and prepare IonQ for its debut on the public market.
Salle Yoo was previously the Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of Uber. During her tenure at Uber, Salle helped scale the business — as a member of the team that expanded operations from four to over seventy-five countries in under six years. At IonQ, Salle will manage the legal and regulatory functions and will support the company in growing the business and its operations around the world. Salle serves on the boards of Helium, Inc. and Qwick, Inc., and as an advisor to and investor in early stage companies.
In addition, IonQ has announce additions to its board of directors, including:
Craig Barratt, Independent Board Member. Craig sits on the boards of Atmosic, Calysta, and Intuitive Surgical, and formerly held executive positions at a variety of high-impact hardware and system businesses, including Intel, Google, Barefoot Networks and Atheros.
Harry You, dMY Chairman who will join IonQ’s Board upon closing of the merger. He is an experienced public company officer and board member, including Accenture, Oracle, EMC Corporation, among others.
Niccolo de Masi, dMY CEO who will join IonQ’s Board upon closing of the merger. He is a seasoned public company CEO and board member, with deep expertise in transformative technologies. He has worked at or alongside companies such as Glu Mobile, Resideo Technologies, Essential, Monstermob, and more.