Vern Brownell is the President and Chief Executive Officer of D-Wave, a quantum computing company. He joined D-Wave from Egenera, a company he founded and at which he held various executive roles including CEO. Egenera was a pioneer of infrastructure virtualization and today is a global leader in converged infrastructure and cloud management software. Prior to his tenure at Egenera, Mr. Brownell served as the Chief Technology Officer at Goldman Sachs. He holds an MBA degree from Anna Maria College and a BEng. degree in Electrical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.