Tom Jones

Tom Jones, Chief People Officer

Tom Jones joined IonQ in July of 2021 as its first Chief People Officer. Mr. Jones began his career leading HR for startup tech and manufacturing companies before ultimately being acquired by Honeywell. He then joined Microsoft’s global M&A team where he led numerous acquisitions and integrations across all of Microsoft’s business divisions. Mr. Jones eventually left M&A moving in business HR management roles with a highlight being leading HR for Microsoft’s global datacenter infrastructure business during its transition to the cloud. More recently, Mr. Jones served as VP of Human Resources at Jeff Bezos’ aerospace company, Blue Origin, where he also held a US Top Secret/SCI security clearance. Mr. Jones received two undergraduate degrees in Business Administration and Psychology and an MBA from the University of Washington.