Dr. Subodh Kulkarni

President and CEO

Dr . Subodh Kulkarni
Dr. Kulkarni has served as President and Chief Executive Officer at Rigetti since December 2022. Dr. Kulkarni is a seasoned public company CEO with thirty-plus years of experience in the semiconductor industry and a track record of success in scaling and commercializing cutting-edge technologies. Prior to joining Rigetti, Dr. Kulkarni was President, CEO, and member of the Board of CyberOptics Corporation, a developer and manufacturer of high precision sensors and inspection systems for the semiconductor and electronics industry. He held these roles from 2014 until CyberOptics was acquired by Nordson Corporation in November 2022. Prior to CyberOptics, Dr. Kulkarni was CEO of Prism Computational Sciences, a developer of software tools for scientific and commercial applications in the semiconductor industry. Earlier in his career, he held additional leadership positions, including Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of OEM/Emerging business, global commercial business, R&D and manufacturing at Imation, a global scalable storage and data security company. Dr. Kulkarni began his career in research and management positions with 3M Corporation and IBM. He received his B.S. in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, and later obtained a M.S. and Ph.D. in chemical engineering from MIT. Dr. Kulkarni currently serves on the Board of KeyTronic Corporation, a publicly traded electronics manufacturing services company, as well as Chairman of the Board for Prism Computational Sciences.

Mike Harburn

CTO

Mike Harburn
Mr. Harburn has served as Rigetti’s Chief Technology Officer since January 2022. Previously, from June 2018 to January 2022, Mr. Harburn served as Senior Vice President, Fabrication Operations and QPU Engineering at Rigetti. Mr. Harburn has more than 25 years of experience in the semiconductor, MEMS, and OLED industries, previously leading teams in operations, manufacturing, and R&D engineering. He served as VP of Global Operations at Kateeva from 2011 until 2018. Prior to this role, he was Director, Advanced Development and NPI at FormFactor from 2004 until 2010. From 1999 until 2003, he served as Director, MEMS Processing & Foundry at Optical Micro Machines. Mr. Harburn has a B.S. in metallurgical engineering from Michigan Technological University and M.S. in materials engineering from Purdue University.

Greg Peters

CRO

Greg Peters
Mr. Peters has served as Chief Revenue Officer at Rigetti since March 2022. He has more than 30 years of experience in high technology roles at Hewlett-Packard, Agilent Technologies, and Keysight Technologies across all business functions and with experience in computing, communications, aerospace, and semiconductor industries. His most recent roles at Keysight included executive roles in corporate development and leadership of Keysight’s Aerospace Defense and Government Solutions business. Mr. Peters holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from Iowa State University and an MBA from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

Brian Sereda

CFO

Brian Sereda
Mr. Sereda has served as Rigetti’s Chief Financial Officer since August 2021. Prior to joining Rigetti, Mr. Sereda served as Chief Financial Officer at Energous Corp., from July 2015 to August 2021, a public company trading on the NASDAQ. Mr. Sereda also served as Chief Financial Officer at ActiveVideo Networks, Inc., Virage Logic Corp., and Proxim Wireless Corp. Mr. Sereda has over 25 years of senior level finance experience in technology companies, including 15 years of experience as CFO of both public and private companies. Mr. Sereda holds a Diploma of Technology in Petroleum Engineering from the British Columbia Institute of Technology, a B.B.A. from Simon Fraser University, and an MBA from St. Mary’s College of California.

Rick Danis

General Counsel

Rick Danis
Mr. Danis has served as Rigetti’s General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since July 2019. Prior to joining Rigetti, Mr. Danis served as Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary at Kymeta Corporation from May 2018 to July 2019. Mr. Danis also served as Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at Funko from December 2017 to May 2018 and as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Rightside Group, Ltd. from August 2014 until August 2017. In addition, Mr. Danis has served as a director on the board of F3 Nation, Inc. since January 2020. Mr. Danis has over 25 years of experience practicing law, the majority of which has been exclusively in-house at technology companies. Mr. Danis received a B.B.A. in accounting from Ohio University and a J.D. from DePaul University College of Law.

Jackie Kaweck

SVP, Human Resources

Jackie Kaweck
Ms. Kaweck has served as Rigetti’s Senior Vice President, Human Resources since July 2021. Ms. Kaweck brings more than 20 years of experience in Human Resources and leadership development, working in the fields of technology, digital marketing, financial services, and consulting. Ms. Kaweck has a B.S. in finance from the University of Florida and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

David Rivas

SVP, Systems & Services

David Rivas
Mr. Rivas has served as Rigetti’s Senior Vice President, Systems and Services since March 2019. In this role, he oversees the engineering and operations of Rigetti’s Quantum Cloud Services platform. Prior to joining Rigetti, Mr. Rivas held executive roles at companies including Sun Microsystems, Nokia, Bolt Threads, and Stage 3 Systems. He holds a B.S. in electrical engineering and M.S. in computer engineering, both from the University of California, San Diego.
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