SVP of Marketing
Lonergan Partners is pleased to announce that Jennifer Houston has been named Senior Vice President of Marketing. The search was led by Michael Cunningham.
Jennifer brings nearly twenty years of marketing and communications experience in the technology and software industries. Most recently, she was Vice President of Marketing at Apptio, where she executed multi-channel brand and product campaigns to engage customers and accelerate demand for Technology Business Management (TBM) applications. Jennifer was a vital member of Apptio’s senior leadership team, which led the company to its IPO in September 2016. In 2012, she established Pluck Disrupt, a marketing and communications consulting firm aimed at crafting go-to-market strategies for mid-stage technology startups. Before that, she created the first digital marketing business at Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, an integrated communications and public relations agency known for its work with industry leaders like long-time client Microsoft.
Jennifer holds a BA in International Relations and Affairs from The George Washington University.
D-Wave 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, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. With headquarters near Vancouver, Canada, D-Wave's US operations are based in Palo Alto, CA and Hanover, MD.
Jennifer’s strengths in communications and global marketing will help to keep D-Wave at the forefront of the conversation about quantum computing and how this revolutionary technology will benefit businesses and other organizations. Her demonstrated ability to build new markets with global marketing strategies will help fuel our growth, as we continue to bring the most advanced quantum computing hardware and software to market.Vern Brownell, President & CEO, D-Wave
I’m excited to join the incredible team at D-Wave, which has led quantum computing development and commercialization for two decades. I’ve spent my career at the edge of business and innovation—bringing amazing ideas to market in competitive environments. D-Wave is doing just that as they are at the intersection of creating a new market and mind-blowing technology, building disruptive quantum systems and applications with world-changing implications. I am awed by their work and honored to become part of the senior leadership team, bringing strategic marketing efforts to help propel the company to a new level of growth and expansion.Jennifer Houston, SVP of Marketing, D-Wave
Jennifer is a skilled marketing executive who will undoubtedly raise awareness of D-Wave’s commercial capabilities in the marketplace. In addition, her infectious spirit will make her an excellent addition to the executive team and evangelist for the company as D-Wave unites to bring quantum computing to the mainstream.Michael Cunningham, Partner, Lonergan Partners