Katherine Londergan

Katherine Londergan

Chief Marketing Officer

Katherine’s focus is on telling Zapata’s story to our multiple audiences and creating demand for our product and solutions. Before ZapataKatherine was a Senior Director at global design and innovation consultancy IDEO, where for eight years she used Design Thinking to create new ventures for enterprises seeking transformational growth and helped startups go to market. Prior to IDEO, Katherine worked at several agencies, on digital marketing and brand. Katherine holds an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Marketing from Babson. 

Question & Answer

Why have you chosen a career in quantum?

am attracted to the nascency and dynamism of the industry, amazed by the complexity of the work our team is doing, and inspired by the promise of how quantum could be used for positive impact across industries. 

What is a problem you dream of solving (with quantum)?

I dream of a consortium of companies coming together to use quantum to make progress on our climate, addressing problems from different verticals

What’s your superpower?

Voice-to-texting (mostly) accurately. 

If you could meet anyone, who would it be and why? 

Van Morrison, if he would share where the music comes from and how he creates it.  

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

Make others successful. It’s an IDEO value and in my opinion, how the world works at its very best. 

What’s your spirit animal (pokemon)?