Aliro Quantum Appoints Chief Marketing Officer

Aliro Quantum, a pure-play quantum networking company, has appointed its first Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Michael Wood. During the past 12 months, the company has expanded engagements with systems integrators, telecom providers, major government agencies and academic and industry partners to design, architect, simulate, and build quantum networks.

Wood will lead Aliro’s global marketing initiatives and will be responsible for messaging, positioning, growth marketing, demand generation, analysis and media relations. He brings more than 30 years of experience in enterprise networking, security and software, as well as a passion for launching new solutions, categories and technologies. He joinsAliro from Versa Networks where he built and led the marketing organization.

He also has held senior leadership positions at VMware, VeloCloud Networks, Akamai and Cisco.

Wood joins recent appointee, Michael Gaffney, Aliro’s Head of Public Sector, on the company’s senior management team. Gaffney recently opened Aliro’s Washington D.C. presence to support the company’s expanding government and public sector initiatives following a career in Army intelligence and years implementing cloud and security solutions for the government.

“Aliro is on a mission to build the quantum internet, and we have had remarkable success developing the foundational technologies needed for quantum networks, working with a number of organizations to simulate and build their next generation of networks,” said Jim Ricotta, CEO and Chairman of Aliro Quantum. “Michael Wood has had repeated success creating and growing new businesses and markets, and his expertise will help us continue to build momentum.”

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