Meet the Team

Araceli, the founder, spent several years working in industry as an aerospace engineer before falling in love with quantum mechanics. She then decided to follow her passion for physics, and pursued a PhD in the field of quantum simulation at the University of Strathclyde. Following her work on outreach advocating quantum technologies, she was named the “quantum ambassador”, after winning the Optical Society Milton and Rosalind Chang Pivoting Fellowship in 2019. She is also an executive fellow at the University of Bristol Quantum Technology Enterprise Centre in 2020.

Dr. Araceli Venegas-Gomez

Founder & CEO

Stuart is actively involved in a range of technology business advice, activities and mentoring in areas such as blockchain, AI/machine learning, robotics and quantum. He is a University of the West of England Business Fellow and Mentor in Residence at the Bristol Business School plus a Visiting Industrial Fellow at the University of Bristol, mentoring at its QTEC (Quantum Technology Enterprise Centre) facility. He is also founder and co-director of FinTech West, the representative body for FinTech in the West of England.

Stuart Harrison

Non Exec Director

Maninder has obtained a PhD in theoretical physics from University of Delhi, India. She worked as a theoretical plasma physicist in LUIS experimental team in ELI Beamlines, Czech Republic. Her research focused on numerical modeling and computational simulations in Laser Plasma Accelerators and nonlinear optics. She has a keen interest in exploring next-generation technologies in research and applications that leverages machine learning and quantum computing and her passion in Quantum Physics inspired her to work for QURECA.

Dr. Maninder Kaur

Content Development Manager

David graduated with an honours degree in Media from Robert Gordon University in 2019. He is now working as a personal and marketing assistant at QURECA, aiming to raise brand awareness and support the growth of quantum technology within business environments. David is interested in the impact that quantum technology can have on businesses and is excited to support and watch its growth within business. 

David Marshall

Marketing Assistant

Antoine is the producer and editor of Qureca’s digital media. He specializes in video marketing and documentary filmmaking. He is the owner of Poule Media, a production company based in Glasgow.

Antoine Couturier

Video Editor

Eftychia is currently studying towards a M.Sc. in Human Resource and Management at Strathclyde University. Having previously obtained a BA in Law, she is especially interested in employment regulation and immigration policies. She is carrying out her internship with QURECA as a recruitment assistant, to support the process of resourcing international quantum talent for businesses around the world.

Eftychia Mamplekou

Recruitment Assistant

Bruno has a PhD in quantum information science with a university certificate in digital transformation. He actively contributes to the public and business awareness of quantum technologies by providing a bridge between higher education, research and industry. For three years now he has been introducing quantum computing basics and quantum-safe security solutions to executives and technical leaders as well as to computer science and engineering students. Bruno is also a guest lecturer at INSA Lyon and has built “Quantum for Everyone” with QURECA. Currently Bruno is also executing a role of a program manager at the new annual event “Quantum Business Europe”.

Dr. Bruno Fedrici

Consultant: Instructor

Michael has over 24 years of experience in the financial services, entrepreneurial ecosystem, and business advisory sectors. Michael is a business growth strategy consultant advising leaders on evolving their growth strategy and solving growth challenges, helping companies deliver greater value, improved results for the organisation and stakeholders, and increased impact. He previously held several institutional sales and relationship management positions in the financial services industry, developing relationships with investment advisory firms. He holds a B.A., Economics degree from Bucknell University.

Michael Hanson

Consultant: Growth strategy