Management Team

Michael A. Jackson

Co-Founder and Board Member

Michael Jackson is a co-founder of Adaptive Computing and helped to drive the first nine years of profitable growth. Michael drives Adaptive Computing’s strategic planning and cross company coordination, with an added focus on business and partner development. Prior to joining Adaptive Computing Enterprises, Michael was product manager of Internet and security products at Novell Inc.—the current developer of SUSE Linux. He also served as Novell’s channel business development manager. Prior to Novell, Michael was with Dorian International, the second largest import–export management company in the United States.

Scott Hurst

Head of Sales, Americas & Asia Pacific, Japan

Scott Hurst has been in the IT industry for over 23 years with roles in Sales, Business Development, Marketing and Operations including 10 years in HPC and Cloud. Scott is responsible for directing Sales and Business Development for the Americas, Asia Pacific and Japan. Previously, he formed strategic relationships for Adaptive Computing with partners such as HPE, IBM, Dell, Lenovo, Intel, SGI, Cray and others. Prior to Adaptive Computing, Scott held positions with Novell in business development, marketing and operations. While at Novell, Scott also developed Novell’s services portfolio that grew into a $100 million revenue stream for the firm. Scott earned his MBA from University of Utah.

Mark Norton

Head of sales, EMEA

Mark Norton is a 25-year veteran of the IT industry, mostly in senior leadership, business development, and strategic roles. Mark has more than a decade of HPC experience and has worded with leading datacenter solution providers such as Avnet and Acer.  Mark has worked with all areas of the IT channel; system integrators, distribution and major brands. He focuses on developing global channels and delivering real business value while executing fast and sustainable sales growth.