BOSTON, June 7, 2022 — Computer Zapata, a leading enterprise software company for quantum solutions, today announced that Charles Kane will join Zapata’s board of directors and chair the board’s audit committee. As a former CFO of several companies and a lecturer in global economics and management at MIT Sloan School of Management, Kane brings extensive experience in developing and executing sophisticated financial strategies for various companies.
“We are thrilled to welcome Chuck to our Board of Directors and learn from his unique blend of finance and business strategy knowledge,” said Christopher Savoie, CEO and Co-Founder of Zapata Computing. “Exemplified by his work at MIT Sloan, Chuck is a teacher at heart. We look forward to his mentorship. In particular, Chuck’s experience as CFO of RSA Security will be invaluable as we expand our post-quantum crypto offering on our Orquestra platform.
Throughout his career, Kane has served as audit chair for various software companies and is currently a frequent speaker and writer. It covers a wide range of topics, including finance and business for corporate globalization and mergers and acquisitions, international finance, and social enterprises. As a result, the breadth and depth of Kane’s experience will be extremely helpful in setting Zapata up for success. “The quantum computing landscape is very dynamic, and Zapata is attuned to the market landscape, customer needs, and new technology developments,” Kane said. “I am thrilled to work alongside a team committed to creating new value through quantum technology.”
Kane previously held notable positions including CFO at RSA Security (acquired by EMC), Aspen Technology and Informix Software (acquired by IBM) and President and CEO of Corechange, Inc. (acquired by Open Text Corp.). Kane has also held senior financial positions at Stratus Computer, Prime Computer and Deloitte. He is currently President of the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides technology to improve education in developing countries, and a lecturer at MIT Sloan. Prior to OLPC, Kane was a founding investor and chief financial officer at Global BPO Services Corp.
“I am thrilled to have Chuck join the Zapata Computing Board of Directors,” said Zapata Board Member Rhonda Germany Ballintyn. “Chuck is a CPA, has served as CFO of private and public companies, has chaired a number of audit committees, and will bring decades of excellent accounting, finance and business experience.”
Dana Jones, Board Member of Zapata Computing, added, “Chuck has a proven track record as audit chair for global enterprise software companies, as well as funding startups at various stages. growth, and we will all benefit from his guidance. We are excited about what he brings to the Board and look forward to his contributions.
About Zapata Computing
Zapata Computing, Inc. builds quantum-ready applications for enterprises on Orquestra, the computing workflow platform for quantum computing. Orquestra incorporates best-in-class classical and quantum technology, including state-of-the-art algorithms from Zapata, open-source libraries in Python, and more. Zapata has pioneered new quantum classical methods in ML, optimization, and simulation to maximize the value of near-term quantum devices, and partners closely with quantum ecosystem hardware vendors such as Amazon, D -Wave, Google, Quantinuum, IBM, IonQ and Rigetti. Learn more about ZapataComputing.com.
Source: Zapata Computing, Inc.