Vern Brownell

D-Wave Systems / President

Vern Brownell




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 andsoftware, and the world's only commercial supplier of quantum computers. 

During his tenure, D-Wave secured its first customers including Lockheed Martin, Googleand NASA, and Los Alamos National Laboratory, and raised over $170 million in venture funding.Mr. Brownell joined D-Wave from Egenera, a pioneer of infrastructure virtualization, a company hefounded and at which he held executive roles including CEO. Prior to Egenera, Mr. Brownell servedas the Chief Technology Officer at Goldman Sachs where he and his staff of 1,300 were responsiblefor worldwide technology infrastructure. He holds an MBA degree from Anna Maria College and aBEng. degree in Electrical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.