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Cambridge Quantum Computing Onboards Denise Ruffner as its Chief Business Officer

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Cambridge Quantum Computing Onboards Denise Ruffner as its Chief Business Officer

CEO Insights Team

Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC), a quantum computing software company, hires Denise Ruffner as its Chief Business Officer. She is also selected as the member of the company’s executive leadership team. In her new role, Denise is expected to manage and coordinate CQC’s business development activities with main focus on building CQC’s strong agenda, fostering client development & loyalty, and managing corporate strategy & key relationships.

Ilyas Khan, CEO of CQC says, “We are thrilled to welcome Denise to the team. She brings a strong background in sales and strategy which, coupled with her leadership skills, will enhance our executive team and form an integral part of our growth. As a widely recognized and experienced industry leader in quantum computing, Denise’s expertise will immensely benefit CQC”.

Denise joins CQC from IBM, where she has served for about 18 years and is acknowledged for her innovation,
sales leadership, and strategic planning. During this tenure, she has held several roles such as responsibility for quotas over $750 million in annual revenue. In IBM Systems Group Quantum Computing team, she was responsible for developing and heading the IBM Q Startup Program, in addition to leading the IBM Q Network Ambassador team for the North America, Latin America and Asia regions. Prior to this, Denise was the Worldwide Genomics Sales Leader for IBM Systems Group. Denise has earned a Master’s degree in Neurobiology and Molecular Biology from the University of Pittsburgh.

We are thrilled to welcome Denise to the team. She brings a strong background in sales and strategy which, coupled with her leadership skills, will enhance our executive team and form an integral part of our growth.



Commenting on her appointment, Denise states, “I am delighted to join CQC’s world class scientific and business teams at a stage of tremendous growth potential. CQC is a leader in its field, and I look forward to continuing our expansion as we work with clients to navigate critical challenges through the use of our cutting-edge quantum computing solutions”.

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