Alan has over 30 years of leadership experience in software platforms and communications technology. Most recently, he served as EVP of Marketing & New Business Strategy at Symphony Communication Services. Prior to this role, Alan was President and Chief Executive Officer at Alert GPS. Previously, he served as SVP & President of Global Communications Solutions at Avaya, and SVP of Network Software and Systems. Alan has also held Chief Executive Officer roles at NeoPath Networks, Versata and Zaplet and served as Managing Director of E.M. Warburg, Pincus and Company. Earlier, as the first President of the Software Products and Platforms (JavaSoft) division at Sun Microsystems, Alan grew Java into a robust platform that supports mission-critical applications in nearly 80 percent of the Fortune 1000.
He holds a PhD in Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BS in Computer Science from University of California, Los Angeles.
SVP, Software and Applications
September 12, 2017. Lonergan Partners is pleased to announce that Alan Baratz has been named Senior Vice President, Software and Applications at D-Wave. The search was led by Dotty Schaffer.
Founded in 1999, D-Wave Systems is the leader in the development and delivery of quantum computing systems and software, and the world’s only commercial supplier of quantum computers. Their mission is to unlock the power of quantum computing for the world. They believe that quantum computing will enable solutions to the most challenging national defense, scientific, technical, and commercial problems. D-Wave’s systems are being used by some of the world’s most advanced organizations, including Lockheed Martin, Google, NASA Ames, USRA, USC, and Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Alan has led the development of hugely successful software and platform products over the course of his career, and he will be a vital asset as we continue to enhance our software capabilities. His expertise and leadership will help us develop the software that is at the heart of delivering new solutions to real world problems.
Quantum Computing is on the verge of changing almost everything in our lives, and D-Wave is at the forefront of that change. I am thrilled to be joining the D-Wave team to help create the software infrastructure, tools and applications that will be a critical component of the success of D-Wave and Quantum Computing.
Alan Baratz has the technical ability as well as the strategic vision to lead D-Wave into this new computing paradigm. His breadth and depth spans from hardware architecture, operating systems to applications. I’m thrilled to bring D-Wave his talent and excited to see the great things Alan and the D-Wave team will achieve.