The LightBridge Group



The LightBridge Group provides business consulting services for quantum technology companies. Our experts bring decades of experience in business, government, science and technology, providing guidance to clients from early-stage startups to established Fortune 500 firms in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and Europe. We specialize in U.S. government contracting, commercial marketing & public relations, executive recruiting and investment and M&A advisory services. LightBridge leverages an extensive network of experts to advance clients’ business priorities.


Quantum Science & Technology

Investment & Fundraising

Government Affairs


Fundraising & M&A

Government Advocacy, Networking & Strategy

Executive & Leadership Recruiting

Commercial Marketing & Public Relations


Dr. Sameer Bhalotra

Co-Founder & Principal Advisor

Dr. Sameer Bhalotra is the Co-founder & CEO of ActZero, a security company based in San Francisco, California. He previously worked in cybersecurity at Google and as a Board member of numerous security startups. In government, he served as Senior Director for Cybersecurity on the National Security Council staff at the White House, Cybersecurity & Technology Lead for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and in various roles in the Intelligence Community. He is affiliated with the US Secret Service Cyber Investigations Advisory Board, US State Department Foreign Affairs Policy Board, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation, and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He holds a Ph.D in Applied Physics focused on quantum tech & photonics from Stanford University, and a B.A. in Physics & Chemistry focused on lasers & electronics from Harvard University.

Tal Zamir

Managing Director & Head of LightBridge Talent

Tal Zamir is a seasoned executive recruiter with over 10 years of experience in the field and over 25 years as an entrepreneur and startup operator in New York, Washington, and San Francisco. With a current focus on national security technology, Tal has played a pivotal role in growing the leadership teams at multiple growth stage companies, including ActZero, StackRox, and Saildrone. Currently, Tal is Head of Lightbridge Talent, focused on quantum technology companies, and the Managing Partner of Spring Search Group. Known for a meticulous approach to talent acquisition, Tal Zamir specializes in deep research, identifying best-in-class candidates, delivering an exceptional candidate experience, and offering a collaborative approach to clients. Tal holds a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Jonah Force Hill

Co-Founder & Senior Advisor

Jonah Force Hill is Senior Advisor at The LightBridge Group.  He is also Head of Federal Business Development and Government Affairs at Xanadu, a full-stack quantum computing company.  From 2021-2023, he served as the Director for Cybersecurity and Emerging Technology on the staff of the National Security Council at the White House, where he directed, among other presidential priorities, President Biden's national security memorandum on quantum computing.  Prior to joining the White House, he served as Head of Cyber Policy at the U.S. Secret Service and Senior Specialist for Technology and International Affairs at the U.S. Department of Commerce.  He maintains affiliations at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the Council on Foreign Relations, and holds an MTS and MPP from Harvard University and a BA from UCLA.  


Dr. David Weld

LightBridge Board of Advisors:

quantum science & tech

Professor of Physics,

Univ. of California

Dr. Vijit Sabnis

LightBridge Board of Advisors: 

sensing & tech investment


1955 Capital

Dr. Uma Krishnamoorthy

LightBridge Board of Advisors:

photonics & sensing

Technology Development, 

TDK InvenSense

Dr. William Jeffrey

LightBridge Board of Advisors:

government & emerging tech

Former Director,


Dr. Rafael Aldaz

LightBridge Board of Advisors:

photonics & materials



Dr. Puneet Batra

LightBridge Board of Advisors: 

AI & emerging tech investment

Senior Principal,

Flagship Pioneering

Dr. Jim Lewis

LightBridge Board of Advisors:

government & emerging tech

Strategic Technologies Program,


Dr. Galan Moody

LightBridge Board of Advisors:

quantum materials & photonics

Professor of Electrical Engineering,

Univ. of California

Drew Nannis

LightBridge Board of Advisors:

government & global marketing


NextGen Venture Partners

Tal Zamir

Managing Director & Head of LightBridge Talent
recruiting & talent

Executive Recruiter,

Spring Search Group

Dr. Josh McDermott

LightBridge Board of Advisors:

sensing & neuroscience

Professor of Brain Sciences,


Mark Risher

LightBridge Board of Advisors:

security & computing

Distinguished Technical Advisor,


Dave Turnquist

LightBridge Board of Advisors:

pharma & drug development

Vice President,

Pardes Biosciences

Ed Gardner

LightBridge Board of Advisors:

AI & computing

Data Science & Cloud Security,


Dr. Evan Thrush

LightBridge Board of Advisors:

photonics & sensing

Principal Engineer,

Bio-Rad Laboratories

Jeff Harbert

LightBridge Board of Advisors:

security & data

Data Protection,


Kurt Faulhaber

LightBridge Board of Advisors:

emerging tech investment


Stafford Capital

Dr. Micah Yairi

LightBridge Board of Advisors:

photonics & sensing

Technology Development,


Dr. Noah Helman

LightBridge Board of Advisors:

photonics & bio-pharma


Industrial Microbes

Dr. Sam Waldman

LightBridge Board of Advisors:
aerospace & sensing


Neutralino Space Ventures

CONTACT US:   Contact@LightBridge.Group