Fariba Danesh currently serves as the COO of PsiQuantum, a deep tech venture backed Quantum computing company focused on building a large scale fault tolerant photonic quantum quantum computer.
From 2010-2019, Danesh served as CEO and board member of Glo AB. Glo was a venture-backed microLED display company using nanotechnology developed in Sweden to make the world’s first full RGB GaN microLED small displays. Glo displays were shown at CEA and SID in 2019 in partnership with two of the largest Japanese display manufacturers, and recognized as best-in-class microLED demonstration.
From 2006 to 2009, Danesh held the position of General Manager and Senior Vice President of the Fiber Optic Products Division at Avago Technology, leading a turn-around that produced the industry’s most profitable fiber optic communication portfolio. Prior to Avago, Danesh was Executive Vice President of Global Operations for Maxtor Technology, a disc drive company, from 2004 to 2006. She was part of the Executive team that drove the restructuring and subsequent acquisition of Maxtor Technology by Seagate. From 2003 to 2004, she served as COO for Finisar corporation, a fiber optic product company where she drove the effort to vertically integrate and offshore manufacturing to Malaysia. She participated in multiple acquisitions and integrations of fiber optic device manufacturers into Finisar. Danesh joined Finisar Corp through the acquisition of Genoa, a venture-backed photonics company, of which she was the CEO and board member from 2000 to 2003. Danesh held various engineering and operations executive positions at Conner Peripherals/Seagate Technology from 1991 through 1999. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Science in Biochemistry from Santa Clara University.