ColdQuanta Board of Directors


Robert “Bo” Ewald


Robert “Bo” Ewald has been appointed as ColdQuanta’s President and Chief Executive Officer.  Bo brings a tremendous amount of experience in the quantum technologies sector having served as President of D-Wave Systems and as a founding member of the Quantum Industry Coalition. Prior to D-Wave, Bo had a number of roles at supercomputing leader Cray Research including President, COO and CTO.  Bo has led several start-up companies in the CEO/Chairman position including Linux Networx, e-Stamp, and Perceptive Pixel. He started his career at the Los Alamos National Laboratory working on computer graphics and high performance computing and ran the Computing Division at the laboratory for several years.

Mr. Ewald has served on the Boards of Directors of several public and private companies and has participated on many industry and government panels and committees, including being appointed by the White House to the President’s Information Technology Advisory Council.

Dana Anderson CEO

Professor Dana Z. Anderson


Dana Anderson is co-founder and a former CEO of ColdQuanta. He currently serves as CTO 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


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.

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.

Mark Saffman

Professor of Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Mark is a preeminent expert in neutral atom quantum computing. An experimental physicist working in the areas of atomic physics, quantum and nonlinear optics, and quantum information processing, his research team was the first to demonstrate a quantum CNOT gate between two trapped neutral atoms.

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.