Quantum Circuits names telecom veteran Ray Smets as president and CEO

Feb. 29, 2024
The company is preparing for the commercial release of quantum technology this year.

Quantum Circuits, a provider of fault-tolerant quantum computers, has appointed former Bell South/AT&T and Cisco executive Ray Smets as President and Chief Executive Officer.

Smets comes to Quantum Circuits with over three decades of experience building and leading teams across diverse high-growth computing, data center and networking technologies. In his new role, Ray leads Quantum Circuits' quantum physics and engineering teams to fulfill the potential of large-scale commercial quantum computing.

In his prior roles, Smets led large-scale cloud operations, sales, marketing, and product execution for public and privately backed ventures. He has brought new and innovative technology solutions to the market at companies including Cisco, A10 Networks, Motorola and AT&T (formerly BellSouth). 

He was instrumental in driving growth at tech start-up initiatives, leading to multiple acquisitions and an IPO. While leading innovative technology efforts in mobile networking, he has been awarded over ten international patents that improved how people communicate.

"Quantum Circuits is driving quantum innovation from the lab to the cloud," said Quantum Circuits President and CEO Ray Smets. "We are at the tipping point of delivering on co-founder and chief scientiest Rob Schoelkopf's vision of superconducting quantum computing.”

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