team.

The most committed, deepest bench in quantum computing.

By The Numbers

Our team is creating breakthroughs
in quantum.

49
Quantum Scientists and Engineers
497
Peer-Reviewed Quantum Information Publications

Founders

Christopher Savoie
Christopher Savoie, Ph.D., JD
CEO & Founder
Alan Aspuru-Guzik
Alan Aspuru-Guzik, Ph.D.
Founder & Professor at University of Toronto
Yudong Cao
Yudong Cao, Ph.D.
CTO & Founder
Jhonathan Romero Fontalvo
Jhonathan Romero Fontalvo, Ph.D.
Director, Professional Services & Founder
Jonathan P. Olson (Jonny)
Jonathan P. Olson (Jonny), Ph.D.
Associate Director, Quantum Science IP & Founder
Peter Johnson
Peter Johnson, Ph.D.
Lead Research Scientist & Founder

We founded Zapata to develop quantum algorithms and software that deliver real-world advances for applications on near term quantum computers.

Christopher Savoie, CEO & Founder

Board Members

Christopher Savoie
Christopher Savoie, Ph.D., JD
CEO & Founder
Alan Aspuru-Guzik
Alan Aspuru-Guzik, Ph.D.
Founder & Professor at University of Toronto
Clark Golestani
Clark Golestani
Managing Director, C Sensei Group LLC
Dana Jones
Dana Jones
Board Director; CEO of RealPage, Inc.
Gil Beyda
Gil Beyda
Managing Director, Comcast Ventures
Mark Cupta
Mark Cupta
Principal at Prelude Ventures
Jeff Huber
Jeff Huber
Founding CEO & Vice Chairman of GRAIL, Former SVP of Google Ads, Apps, Maps and [x]
Rhonda Germany Ballintyn
Rhonda Germany Ballintyn
Board Director; Chair & President Family Foundation; Retired CSO & CMO Honeywell

Strong teams built around innovation in quantum algorithms are going to be the key to make these advances practical and widely available.​

Alan Aspuru-Guzik, Co-Founder

Scientific Advisory Board

Andrew Childs
Andrew Childs
Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Institute for Advanced Computer Studies at the University of Maryland
Aram Harrow
Aram Harrow
Associate Professor of Physics at the MIT Center for Theoretical Physics
Arthur M. Jaffe
Arthur M. Jaffe
Landon T. Clay Professor of Mathematics and Theoretical Science at Harvard
Jens Eisert
Jens Eisert
Professor of Quantum Physics at Freie Universität Berlin
Peter Love
Peter Love
Chair of the Zapata SAB, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Tufts University
Will Oliver
Will Oliver
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Lincoln Laboratory Fellow at MIT, Director of the MIT Center for Quantum Engineering, and Associate Director of the MIT Research Laboratory of Electronics

To realize the full promise of quantum computing will take time, science, and engineering – across the board. Zapata has brought together a fantastic team of researchers who want to work with academia and industry to develop tomorrow’s quantum algorithms.

Will Oliver, Associate Professor MIT

Executive Team

Michael D. Warren
Michael D. Warren
Vice President Global Sales
Eric Reuthe
Eric Reuthe
Vice President of Engineering
Katherine Londergan
Katherine Londergan
Chief Marketing Officer
Mimi Flanagan
Mimi Flanagan
Chief Financial Officer
Jeff Greene
Jeff Greene
General Counsel
Greg Ramsay
Greg Ramsay
Vice President of Corporate Operations
Witold W. Kowalczyk
Witold W. Kowalczyk
Director, Global Strategic Partnerships
Steven N. Stern
Steven N. Stern
Vice President, Customer Solutions
Nicole Fitchpatric
Nicole Fitchpatric
Deputy General Counsel; Ethics and Compliance Officer
Gregg Carman
Gregg Carman
Chief Revenue Officer

Zapata is all about bridging the gap and helping those interested parties get into the quantum ecosystem and connect them to the right hardware partner.

Jonny Olson, Co-Founding Scientist​

Quantum Scientists and Engineers

Alejandro Perdomo-Ortiz
Alejandro Perdomo-Ortiz, Ph.D.
Research Director, Quantum AI
Max Radin
Max Radin, Ph.D.
Lead Quantum Software Engineer
Jérôme F. Gonthier
Jérôme F. Gonthier, Ph.D.
Manager, QAS Chemistry Focused
Amara Katabarwa
Amara Katabarwa, Ph.D.
Quantum Application Scientist
Francisco Javier F. Alcazar
Francisco Javier F. Alcazar, Ph.D.
Quantum Application Scientist
Luis Serrano
Luis Serrano, Ph.D.
Quantum Application Scientist
Alex Kunitsa
Alex Kunitsa, Ph.D.
Quantum Application Scientist
Manuel S. Rudolph
Manuel S. Rudolph
Quantum Application Scientist
Brian Dellabetta
Brian Dellabetta, Ph.D.
QML Software Lead
AJ Roeth
AJ Roeth
Quantum Software Engineer
Marta Mauri
Marta Mauri
Quantum Software Engineer
Michał Stęchły
Michał Stęchły
Quantum Software Engineer
Guoming Wang
Guoming Wang, Ph.D.
Quantum Research Scientist
Mesut Celik
Mesut Celik
Quantum Platform Engineering Manager
Shima Bab Hadiashar
Shima Bab Hadiashar, Ph.D.
Quantum Application Scientist
William Da Palma
William Da Palma
Sr Quantum Platform Architect
Parker Kuklinski
Parker Kuklinski, Ph.D.
Quantum Application Scientist
Mark A. Jack
Mark A. Jack, Ph.D.
Quantum Application Scientist
Athena Caesura
Athena Caesura
Quantum Software Engineer
Daniel Varoli
Daniel Varoli
Machine Learning Engineer
Emre Aydin
Emre Aydin
Quantum Platform Engineer
Enes Ozcan
Enes Ozcan
Quantum Platform Engineer
James Clark
James Clark
Quantum Software Engineer
Jing Chen
Jing Chen, Ph.D.
Sr Quantum Scientist
Abdullah Ash Saki
Abdullah Ash Saki
Quantum Research Scientist
Alparslan Avci
Alparslan Avci
Sr Quantum Platform Engineer
Matthew Kowalsky
Matthew Kowalsky
Quantum Application Scientist
Rutuja Kshirsagar
Rutuja Kshirsagar
Z Post Doc
Rory Schadler
Rory Schadler
Front End Engineer
Ahmed Darwish
Ahmed Darwish
Intern, Quantum Software Engineer
Laura Gao
Laura Gao
Intern, Quantum Software
Vova Sergeyev
Vova Sergeyev
Sr Software Engineer
Jacob Miller
Jacob Miller
Quantum Research Scientist
Collin Farquhar
Collin Farquhar
Quantum Applications Scientist
Brandon Sides
Brandon Sides
Quantum Platform Engineer
John Realpe
John Realpe
Sr Quantum Scientist
Robert van der Vliet
Robert van der Vliet
Lead Software Engineer, Front-End

People at Zapata come from many different backgrounds and domains. Everyone is extremely driven, working at quantum’s edges—but also genuinely thoughtful and caring.

Michał Stęchły, Quantum Software Engineer

Product, Business & Operations

Tamer Elkholy
Tamer Elkholy, Ph.D.
Quantum Solution Engineer
Masaki Ikeda
Masaki Ikeda, Ph.D.
Quantum Solution Engineer
Shane Rigby
Shane Rigby
UK/EU Business Development
Francesco Benfenati
Francesco Benfenati, Ph.D.
Quantum Solutions Engineer
Razieh Annabestani
Razieh Annabestani, Ph.D.
Strategic Partner Alliance Manager
Brendan Connor
Brendan Connor
Global Controller
Siria Serrano
Siria Serrano
Executive Assistant
Claudia Taylor
Claudia Taylor
People Operations Manager
Diane Hadaya
Diane Hadaya
Benefits and Compliance Specialist
Timothy Hirzel
Timothy Hirzel
Chief Orquestra Evangelist
Mick Emmett
Mick Emmett
Product Marketing Manager
Will Everett
Will Everett
Marketing Specialist
Ethan Hansen
Ethan Hansen
Marketing & Product Intern
Liz St. Pierre
Liz St. Pierre
Marketing Coordinator
Hillary McClung
Hillary McClung
Administrative Assistant
Ken Milik
Ken Milik
Patent Manager
Amy Van Fleet
Amy Van Fleet
Senior Legal Analyst
Matt Rizzo
Matt Rizzo
IT Operations Manager
Rachael Faust
Rachael Faust
Marketing Manager
Jack McCarthy
Jack McCarthy
Technical Project Manager
Lara Brzezinski
Lara Brzezinski
Technical Recruiter
Robert Kerstens
Robert Kerstens
Content Strategist
Shoji Nishiura
Shoji Nishiura
Senior Business Development Executive
Kass Yassin
Kass Yassin
Sr UX Designer
Zofia Włoczewska
Zofia Włoczewska
Graphic Designer
Yari Mateos Corella
Yari Mateos Corella
Technical Project Manager