Dana Anderson CEO

Professor Dana Z. Anderson

CEO/PRESIDENT

Dana Anderson is co-founder and President of ColdQuanta. He serves as CTO/CEO of ColdQuanta, is a Fellow of JILA and Professor in the Dept. Of Physics and Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Colorado.

Dana is also Director of the Quantum Applied Science and Engineering (QASE) at CU Boulder. Since 1993 he has been involved in guiding and manipulating cold and ultracold atoms. He and his collaborators Professor Carl Wieman and Dr. Eric Cornell (2001 Nobel Laureates in Physics) first demonstrated guiding of cold atoms through hollow core optical fibers in the mid-1990’s and he and Dr. Cornell performed many of the earliest works guiding cold atoms on an “atom chip”, including the first demonstration of a chip-based atom Michelson interferometer. Professor Anderson’s group demonstrated the first ultracold atom chip portable vacuum system in 2004, and has been heavily involved in DoD-funded activities to develop ultracold atom chip systems.

Dr. Tim Day

EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

Dr. Timothy Day is Vice President and General Manager of DRS Daylight Solutions, an advanced manufacturer of molecular detection and imaging products, serving markets that include Industrial Process Control, Medical Diagnostics and Defense and Security using Mid IR lasers and sensor systems. Dr. Day concurrently serves as the executive manager for Daylight Defense, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of DRS Daylight Solutions, established to serve the defense and security markets. Dr.Day has over 25 years experience in both technical and business management in the photonics industry. Dr. Day has developed extensive patent and product portfolios and transferred numerous products into production, both onshore and overseas. He has led engineering, research, product development, manufacturing, and marketing operations. He started his career as a cofounder of New Focus, where he served from 1990 through 2004, concluding with the sale of the company to Bookham Technology PLC for $338M.

Dr. Day holds both a B.S. and an M.S. in Physics from San Diego State  University and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

Grant Dollens

Grant founded Global Frontier Investments, LLC a long-term oriented global equities fund, in 2010, and serves as its portfolio manager. Previously Grant was an investment analyst and member of the investment committee for Ayer Capital, a long/short equity healthcare fund, where he was focused on medical devices, diagnostics, healthcare services, biotechnology and pharmaceutical investments. Prior to Ayer, Grant was an associate in the healthcare group at BA Venture Partners (now Scale Ventures) where he sourced, evaluated and invested in private medical device, biotechnology, specialty pharmaceutical and healthcare service companies. Before BA Venture Partners, Grant was an investment banking analyst in corporate finance at Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown focused on the technology sector.

Grant received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, with majors in Analytical Finance, Management & Strategy, and Accounting. He received his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University. 

Matthew Kinsella

Matthew Kinsell serves as Managing Director at Maverick Venture.  Matthew joined the firm in 2005 and was responsible for the public software investment effort from 2008 to 2014, with a particular focus on software- as-a-service. In 2014, he began focusing full-time on Maverick’s private investment efforts. He currently serves on the boards of private companies in the fields of software, healthcare, and deep science. He received his B.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame (summa cum laude). He serves as Chairman of the Maverick Capital Foundation.

Dr. Dirk Müller

Dr. Dirk Müller serves as Director of Strategic Marketing at Coherent Inc., a world leader in industrial lasers used for scientific, materials processing and micromachining applications.  In this role Dr. Müller works closely with the executive team to guide Coherent’s technology platform by exploring new business opportunities in micro-electronics and aligns laser-based solutions to emerging manufacturing needs.

Before his current appointment at Coherent, Dirk Müller was Product Line Manager for picosecond lasers at Coherent and prior to being PLM he was Director of Sales and Marketing at LUMERA LASER (acquired by Coherent in 2012) where he closed several purchase orders up to $10M each.

Among other positions he also was VP of Operations at Kapteyn-Murnane Labs in Boulder, CO where he was responsible for all profit and loss and financials. Earlier in his professional career Dr. Dirk Müller worked as a Senior Research Scientist for Corning Inc.

Dirk received his PhD in Physics in 2000 from the University of Colorado with Dana Anderson and Eric Cornell, (2001 Nobel Prize co-winner for synthesizing Bose-Einstein Condensate).  He received his undergraduate degree from Osnabrück University in Germany.