Meet VQ Research

Chris Piercy

Chris Piercy – Chairman

  • Founded successful startups and driving IPO and post-IPO phases for NASDAQ, LSE, and Euronext listed companies
  • President, VP Sales and Business Development at various public companies
  • Published in leading journals such as Science, Nature, Proc. of the National Academy of Sciences, etc.
  • UC Berkeley, Stanford Business School Advanced Management Program
Robert Lott

Robert Lott – CEO

  • A corporate attorney with a strong background in early stage technology companies and venture capital
  • Served as CEO and ran business development for various startups
  • Structured numerous transactions for various companies and venture capital firms
John Gustafson

John Gustafson, Ph.D. – CSO

  • Applied physicist known for his work in High Performance Computing – namesake of “Gustafson’s Law”
  • Winner of the inaugural Gordon Bell Award (known as the “Nobel Prize of Supercomputing”)
  • Director, Intel Labs & led capacitor research for Intel, with 21 granted patents. CTO positions at public and startup companies
  • Honors graduate of Caltech and Ph.D. Iowa State University.
Patrick Cadoret-Manier

Patrick Cadoret-Manier – CFO

  • Finance executive with I-banking background (M&A, Structured Finance, Mezzanine) and start-up experience launching, financing & growing companies in Fintech/ payment, e-commerce, SaaS and Digital healthcare sectors
  • Early investor in (leading SaaS/ Donation platform) acquired by GoFundMe.
  • MBA from Thunderbird-GSM, BA from European Business School