President & CEO Vern  Brownell at D-Wave  Portrait

Vern Brownell

President & CEO

Lonergan Partners is pleased to announce that Vern Brownell has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of D-Wave Systems

About Vern

Vern Brownell joins D-Wave from Egenera, were he held various executive roles including CEO. Egenera was founded by Mr. Brownell in 2000 based on his experiences as the Chief Technology Officer at Goldman Sachs, where he and his staff of 1,300 were responsible for worldwide technology infrastructure including computing platforms, datacenters, data networking, telecommunications, and trading-floor operations. Prior to his tenure at Goldman, Brownell served in various management and engineering roles at Stratus Computer, Ztel, and Digital Equipment.

He holds an MBA degree from Anna Maria College and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.

About D-Wave

D-Wave Systems, Inc. is developing and commercializing quantum supercomputing systems for commercial use in logistics, bioinformatics, life and physical sciences, quantitative finance, and electronic design automation. This new class of high performance computing systems is designed to solve complex search and optimization problems, with an initial emphasis on synthetic intelligence and machine learning applications. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.

Dotty Schaffer Portrait

We were excited and pleased to conduct this project for the world’s first Quantum Computing company. Vern Brownell will help make Quantum Supercomputing the future of the scientific computing marketplace, transforming D-Wave into a computer industry global pioneer.

Dotty Schaffer, Partner, Lonergan Partners