BERKELEY, Calif., July 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Rigetti Computing, a full-stack quantum computing company, announced the appointment of retired Marine Corps General Peter Pace to its board of directors. General Pace served as the 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 2005-2007.
"It's an honor to have General Pace join our board as an independent director. He has deep experience in leading mission-driven organizations," said Chad Rigetti, founder and CEO, Rigetti Computing. "I have come to know him over the past several months and have seen firsthand the integrity, intellect, and warmth that make him a great person and an accomplished leader."
With more than four decades of leadership, strategic, and long-term planning experience, General Pace has demonstrated success in both military and business arenas. He currently holds leadership positions as a board member or advisor for several corporations and non-profit organizations.
"I'm delighted to have the opportunity to work with the Rigetti Computing team," said General Pace. "I am genuinely impressed with their innovation in quantum computing, and I look forward to supporting their mission to build the world's most powerful computer."
General Pace joins Chad Rigetti, CEO, Rigetti Computing; Charlie Songhurst, angel investor; and Vijay Pande, general partner, Andreessen Horowitz, on Rigetti Computing's board of directors.
About Rigetti Computing
Rigetti Computing is a full-stack quantum computing company. The company designs and manufactures quantum chips and builds software to integrate its systems with cloud infrastructure. Rigetti's Forest is the world's first full-stack programming and execution environment for quantum/classical computing. Currently in public beta, Forest can be used to develop and run quantum algorithms over the cloud. Rigetti Computing was recently recognized by MIT Technology Review as one of the world's 50 Smartest Companies. Rigetti Computing was founded in 2013 and is based in Berkeley, Calif. and Fremont, Calif.
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