Peter Chapman

Peter Chapman, CEO & President

Peter Chapman is CEO & President of IonQ and a Member of the Board. Prior to joining IonQ, Mr. Chapman was Director of Engineering for Amazon Prime, where he led the team responsible for Prime’s 2-Day delivery. He has over 40 years of leadership in software engineering, including alongside luminaries like Marvin Minsky and Ray Kurzweil. Mr. Chapman is credited with inventing the original sound card for computers, writing the software the Federal Aviation Administration uses to prevent mid-air collisions, and developing systems that protect the integrity of financial markets. Mr. Chapman has founded and led several companies to successful exits. He has served as IonQ’s president and chief executive officer and a member of its board of directors since May 2019.