Michael joined QCI in May 2019 as their chief technology officer focused on the creation and implementation of the company’s strategy for the development and commercialization of quantum-ready software applications and tools.
He has nearly 40-years of experience in application design and development, serving in a number of consultative and senior management roles at companies involved in high-performance computing. He specializes in identifying the commercial potential of emerging technologies and developing effective strategies for bringing them to market.
He previously served in the benchmarking division at D-Wave Systems, the world’s first commercial supplier of quantum computers, where he developed qbSolv and benchmarking and consulted work involving high-performance computing filesystems and massively parallel computing. Prior to D-Wave he held roles at MetroWorks, DevTech, Cray Research, and Silicon Graphics, leading the application development for supercomputers and high-performance computing.
He earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Memphis and completed post-graduate studies at The University of Tennessee Space Institute.