Governance

Committee Composition

Members
Robert Fagenson
Mike Turmelle
Robert Liscouski
Carl Weimer
Audit Committee
Compensation Committee
Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee
Risk Committee
Committee Chair
Committee Member

Leadership

BobRobert FagensonMichael TurmelleYuping HuangCarl Weimer

Robert Liscouski

Chairman

Robert Liscouski, a Co-Founder and Chairman, CEO and President of QCi since the company was formed in February 2018, transitioned to the role of Chairman of the Board of Directors in February 2024 to lead the company’s strategic direction and Chair the Board’s Risk Committee.  Under Mr. Liscouski’s leadership QCi evolved from a software platform company trading on on the OTC Markets, to one of the leading Quantum Solutions companies listed on Nasdaq.  He brings to the company more than 35 years of successful executive experience at public and private companies, and federal agencies ranging from operational roles to leadership positions.  He has extensive start-up experience in cyber-security in the private sector as well as developing critical programs for protecting national security interests and essential infrastructure, as well as in crisis management, organizational development, and strategic planning.Mr. Liscouski was appointed by President George W. Bush as the first U.S. Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection upon the launch of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  In addition, he served at the U.S. Department of State, serving on the Intelligence ScienceBoard supporting the CIA and Director of National Intelligence. Mr. Liscouski’s private sector experience includes President and Director at Implant Sciences Corporation, Director of Information Assurance at The Coca-Cola Company, and Vice President at Orion Scientific Systems.Mr. Liscouski currently serves on the board of technical advisors for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the board of the National Child Protection Task Force.He received his Bachelor of Science from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Master of Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Risk Committee Chair

Robert Fagenson

Director (Independent)

Robert Fagenson is the chairman of the board for National Holdings Corp. Group Companies. From 1970 to 2007, he helped build Fagenson & Co, Inc., a large specialist firm at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). While acting as the managing partner, he was appointed as a Governor on the Trading Floor in 1987, then elected to the Board of Directors and to the vice chairman position of the NYSE Board. After selling the firm, Fagenson ran a NYSE investment firm until 2012, when the assets merged into the National Securities Corp and he became executive chairman of its parent, National Holdings. He earned a B.S. from Syracuse University in 1970.

Fagenson is the vice president of the New York Service for the Handicapped and the treasurer of the Board of the New York City Police Museum. He is also a member of the boards of the Sports & Arts in Schools Foundation, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association Foundation, the National Organization of Investment Professionals and the Conservation Committee of MOMA.

Audit Committee Chair / Compensation, Nominating & Corporate Governance and Risk Committee Participant

Michael Turmelle

Director (independent)

Mr. Turmelle serves as a member of the Board of Directors and Compensation Committee for QCi.

Mr. Turmelle has served on numerous Board of Directors including the Board of Directors of Implant Sciences Corp., an explosive and narcotic trace detection company, where he served as Chairman of the Board from 2015 to 2017. Since January 2018, Mr. Turmelle has served as the Managing Director of Hayward Tyler, which he joined in February 2015. Hayward Tyler designs, manufactures and services performance-critical electric motors and pumps to meet the most demanding of applications for the global energy industry, as both an original equipment manufacturer supplier and trusted partner. Mr. Turmelle was Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of SatCon. Mr. Turmelle was also on the Board of Directors of Beacon Power, a SatCon spin-off company dealing in flywheel energy storage.

Previously, Mr. Turmelle ran his own consulting company working with start-ups and turn-arounds in the areas of renewable energy, medical and other advanced technologies.

Mr. Turmelle has a BA in Economics from Amherst College and is a graduate of General Electric’s Financial Management Program. Mr. Turmelle brings to our Board years of public company executive experience as well as extensive experience in finance and operations and in the field of electrical technology.

Compensation Committee Chair / Audit, Nominating & Corporate Governance and Risk Committee Participant

Yuping Huang

Chief Quantum Scientist

Yuping is the Chief Quantum Officer for QCi, responsible for developing quantum technology and products. He is also the founding director of the Center for Quantum Science and Engineering and Gallagher Associate Professor of Physics at Stevens Institute of Technology.

Yuping has over 20 years of pioneering R&D in quantum physics and technology. He received a PhD in quantum AMO physics in 2009 and worked as a research faculty and principal investigator at Northwestern University before joining Stevens in 2014. He has so far created and led a strong portfolio of quantum research projects with ~$30 M funds from DARPA, National Science Foundation, Navy, Air Force, Army, NASA, and private sectors.

Prior to joining QCi, Yuping founded QPhoton, Inc., focusing on commercializing quantum devices and technology to provide innovative and practical quantum solutions for critical challenges facing big data, cyber, remote sensing, and healthcare industries.

Carl Weimer

Director (Independent)

Dr. Weimer combines over 25 years of experience in the aerospace industry. Previously, he had been involved in two companies in the aerospace industry holding positions including Team Leader, Principal Investigator and Chief Technologist. From 1994 through 2000, Dr. Weimer was a Team Leader for Ophir Corporation, an aerospace optics company. From 2000 to 2018, he was a Team Leader for Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., a spacecraft company. From 2018 to present, Dr. Weimer has been the Chief Technologist for the Ball Civil Business Unit. In addition, from 2008 to present, Dr. Weimer has been the Principal Investigator for the NASA Earth Science Technology Office. Dr. Weimer received a Bachelor of Science degree from Harvey Mudd College (1984) and a Master of Science (1987) and a PhD (1992) from Colorado State University all in experimental Physics. Carl received the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal in 2008 for advancing lidars for satellite remote sensing.

Risk Committee Participant

William McGann, Ph.D.Chris BoehmlerChris BoehmlerYuping HuangMike Keymer

William McGann, Ph.D.

CEO


Bill is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for QCi. Prior to becoming QCi’s CEO, Bill served as COO/CTO and was a member of the Board of Directors for the company.Prior to joining QCi, Bill served as the Chief Technology Officer for the Security, Detection and Automation business at Leidos Corporation. Central to his role was the creation of innovative customer solutions driven by a strong portfolio of Physics, Chemistry and Software-based products. Bill has a strong, directed passion for transforming credible science into practical technology solutions in solving some of the world’s greatest challenges.Prior to joining Leidos, Bill held numerous business and technology leadership positions and roles including; (a) Founder of the first explosives trace detection company, Ion Track Instruments, (b) Chief Technology Officer for GE Security, (c) VP of Engineering for United Technologies Fire and Security business, (d) CEO (and board member) of Implant Sciences Corp. and (e) Chief Technology Officer at L3Harris Aviation Security and Detection business.Bill holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Physics from University of Connecticut and Undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Biology.

Chris Boehmler

CFO

Mr. Boehmler, the Company’s CFO, has over 20 years of financial expertise, including investment banking, planning & analysis, accounting operations, financial and SEC reporting, systems integrations and financial risks & controls. Prior to joining QCi in early 2022 as the Company’s Controller, Mr. Boehmler had started his career at Credit Suisse and Booz Allen Hamilton supporting financial institutions and government clients, respectively. He went on to hold various senior financial positions at technology companies and financial institutions, including Bridgewater Associates, LP and Intelsat, where he successfully drove financial strategy and managed complex financial operations in high-demand environments. As CFO, Mr. Boehmler will assume a crucial role in overseeing the Company’s financial operations, strategy, and planning as QCi enters material commercialization. He will be responsible for managing the Company’s financial systems, overseeing SEC reporting and investor relations, while also collaborating closely with the executive team to drive strategic initiatives and optimize cost-effective controls while supporting QCi’s anticipated growth. Mr. Boehmler received his BA (Economics) from the University of Chicago.

Yuping Huang

Chief Quantum Scientist

Yuping is the Chief Quantum Officer for QCi, responsible for developing quantum technology and products. He is also the founding director of the Center for Quantum Science and Engineering and Gallagher Associate Professor of Physics at Stevens Institute of Technology.

Yuping has over 20 years of pioneering R&D in quantum physics and technology. He received a PhD in quantum AMO physics in 2009 and worked as a research faculty and principal investigator at Northwestern University before joining Stevens in 2014. He has so far created and led a strong portfolio of quantum research projects with ~$30 M funds from DARPA, National Science Foundation, Navy, Air Force, Army, NASA, and private sectors.

Prior to joining QCi, Yuping founded QPhoton, Inc., focusing on commercializing quantum devices and technology to provide innovative and practical quantum solutions for critical challenges facing big data, cyber, remote sensing, and healthcare industries.

Mike Keymer

Vice President of Quantum Solutions

Mike Keymer is the Vice President of Quantum Solutions for QCi, where he is responsible for applying QCi’s quantum systems and technologies to business-relevant customer problems. He is privileged to lead teams of extremely talented application scientists and business professionals, and to work with clients and partners across banking, investment management, manufacturing, logistics and pharmaceuticals industries.

Mike is an engineer and executive experienced at commercializing early-stage deep-technology products and services. Prior to joining QCi, Mike was a managing director at Basira, a quantitative investment management fund. He was a founder and CEO of Origent Data Sciences, a life sciences analytics company that uses AI/ML to optimize pharmaceutical human clinical trials. Mike led the New Ventures practice at Right Start Consulting, where he founded a business incubator that partners with established companies to commercialize their technology portfolios into new markets. He also served as Vice President of Operations for Gannon Technologies Group, a high-tech R&D firm developing pattern matching applications for U.S. defense and intelligence community agencies.

Mike holds engineering degrees from Washington University in St. Louis and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.
James SimonJames SimonDr. Brian LaMacchiaLewis ShepherdJavad Shabani

Honorable James (Jim) Simon, Jr., (Board Chair)

Technical Advisor

Honorable James (Jim) Simon, Jr., (Board Chair) a seasoned US intelligence community leader and technology strategist with extensive experience working with senior government and industry leaders globally, was appointed to establish and lead the Company’s Technical Advisory Board.Mr. Simon is a former senior Central Intelligence Agency officer and former executive at Microsoft. He served as the first Assistant Director of the Central Intelligence for Administration (1998 – 2003). He chaired the Mission Requirements Board that approved all Intelligence Community’s major system acquisitions, and, after September 11th, was designated as the senior intelligence officer for homeland security where he established and chaired the Homeland Security Intelligence Council. For his government service, Mr. Simon has received numerous awards, including the distinguished Intelligence Medal.Mr. Simon’s private sector initiatives include, Microsoft as Director of its Institute for Advanced Technology in Governments, rising to Chief Strategist, Worldwide Public Sector; Advising businesses and governments worldwide on advanced cyber security technologies and advanced analytics; Training and education to military colleges and civilian universities. Mr. Simon is currently an adjunct instructor at the University of Alabama in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, focused on cyber security. Mr. Simon has produced published works on cyber conflict, military history, intelligence, and security. He has also served on a number of corporate boards of directors ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, such as US Airways and Orbimage.

Dr. Brian LaMacchia

Technical Advisor

Dr. Brian LaMacchia, US intelligence community veteran and technology strategist with focused expertise in cryptography and cyber security.
Dr. LaMacchia recently retired from Microsoft Corporation where he was a Distinguished Engineer and head of the Security and Cryptography team within Microsoft Research. Before retiring, his team’s main project was the development of quantum-resistant public-key cryptographic algorithms and protocols. Dr. LaMacchia was also a co-founder of the Microsoft Cryptography Review Board and consulted on security and cryptography architectures, protocols, and implementations across the company. Prior to joining Microsoft Research in 2009, Dr. LaMacchia was the Architect for cryptography in Windows Security, Development Lead for .NET Framework Security and Program Manager for core cryptography in Windows 2000. Dr. LaMacchia began his career as a Senior Member of the Technical Staff in the Public Policy Research Group at AT&T Labs—Research.

Dr. LaMacchia is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering at Indiana University-Bloomington and an Affiliate Faculty member of the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. Dr. LaMacchia is also currently Treasurer of the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR), a member of the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Council, and, a member of the National Academies Forum on Cyber Resilience. Dr. LaMacchia received S.B., S.M., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT in 1990, 1991, and 1996, respectively. Dr. LaMacchia is a well published author and is inventor or coinventor on 35 issued U.S. patents, multiple international patents, and numerous in-process patent applications.

Lewis Shepherd

Technical Advisor

Lewis Shepherd, a senior technology leader and Government executive with a focus on emerging and disruptive technologies.

Mr. Shepherd combines over 30 years of experience within both Silicon Valley and government service addressing multiple aspects of R&D innovation with specific focus over the last 10+ years on artificial intelligence, machine learning, augmented reality/virtual reality, data visualization, quantum computing, encryption, and cybersecurity. Mr. Shepherd is the Senior Director, Research & Emerging Technologies Strategy at VMware, a leading provider of multi-cloud services for all apps, enabling digital innovation with enterprise control. At VMware, Mr. Shepherd leads government outreach and collaboration in VMware’s core areas of research focus, including machine learning, AI confidential computing, 5G, edge computing, data analytics, and adaptive security. Additionally, Mr. Shepherd is in his fifth year as Special Government Employee and Senior Advisor to the U.S. Department of Defense, supporting innovative strategies to solve complex problems.

Mr. Shepherd currently sits on the Technological Advisory Council of the Federal Communications Commission which focuses on emerging technologies such as quantum computing for improvement in communications services. He is also Chair of the Intelligence Committee of AFCEA International, a global 30,000-member professional association dedicated to defense and intelligence professionals. In addition, Mr. Shepherd serves as Adjunct Professor in the Graduate School of Engineering’s Department of Information Sciences and Technology at George Mason University, teaching big data analytics and artificial intelligence. Mr. Shepherd was recently appointed to join Georgetown University’s Technology...

Dr. Javad Shabani

Technical Advisor

Dr. Javad Shabani is a recognized expert in quantum materials and devices for computation technologies. As an Associate Professor of Physics and Director of the Center for Quantum Information Physics at New York University, Dr. Shabani Research interests are mainly on developing novel quantum hardware using materials innovation. His recent research focuses on topological superconductivity, developing voltage-controlled superconducting qubits and building a telecom testbed for quantum communication in New York City. Dr. Shabani began his career at University of California, Santa Barbara initially conducting postdoctoral research at California NanoSystems Institute. This research post led to his position as Project Scientist, where Dr. Shabani worked closely with Microsoft research on hybrid semiconductors and superconductors heterostructures to study topological superconductivity. Dr. Shabani is also an active member of quantum education and workforce development in the New York area.

Dr. Shabani received his B.S. in Physics and Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from UC Santa Cruz, M.A. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University, and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Physics at Harvard University in the study of semiconductor-based qubits, as well as postdoctoral work at University of California, Santa Barbara (NanoSystems Institute). Dr. Shabani is a well published author and is inventor or co-inventor on three issued U.S. patents focused on qubit architecture and fabrication. Dr. Shabani was the recipient of the IBM Q Scholar Award in 2021 and the Young Investigator Program Award from both the US Air Force and US Army in 2016.