Mr. Clifton has served as a member of Rigetti’s board of directors since March 2022. In addition, Mr. Clifton currently serves as Chief Financial Officer of Supernova as well as Partner at Falfurrias Capital Partners. Prior to that, he was a senior investment professional at The Carlyle Group from 2010 to 2020 as a member of its flagship U.S. Buyout team where he helped lead Carlyle’s investing activities in the technology and business services sectors. During his tenure, he worked on transactions involving companies in multiple sectors, including enterprise software, FinTech, and IT services. He has served on four private boards and has been a board observer of a public company. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Clifton worked at two mid-market private equity firms, as well as in the M&A group of Bank of America Securities. He earned a B.A., cum laude, in classics from Davidson College, and an MBA with High Distinction from the Harvard Business School where he was a Baker Scholar.