Academic Positions: Mr. Norton has lectured at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and other Universities since 2001. He was a member of the faculty at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University in 2008 - 2011 as a Lecturer in Technology Industry Management.
Mr. Norton achievedAACSB “Professionally Qualified Faculty” status, having successfully completed the AACSB Bridge Program Certification in 2007.
At the Kellogg School of Management MBA program, he presented on the topics of technology industry management, IT project management for executives, risk management, IT investment analysis, portfolio management, operations and outsourcing.He played a significant role developing and delivering the Kellogg School executive education programs Driving Strategic Results through IT Portfolio Management and Managing Customer Relations for Profit.
He has lectured at the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business, the University of Illinois Business School, and at DePaul University on a range of topics related to Business / IT Value & Strategy and complex product development, delivery and operations, portfolio management, program and project management and Agile Project Management.
He has co-authored a number of original case studies distributed through Harvard Case Publishing that are used in the Kellogg MBA and EMBA programs as well as in the Kellogg Executive programs he delivers.
He authored the Operations and Innovation – Technology Project Management chapter of The Handbook of Technology Management (Core Concepts, Financial Tools and Techniques, Operations and Innovation Management), edited by Hossein Bidgoli, and published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. in January 2010.
Professional Affiliations: Mr. Norton's professional affiliations include:
Mr. Norton has certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and is a past Vice President for Education and member of the PMI Chicago Executive Council. (www.pmi-chicagoland.org)
Directorship: 1999 – 2004 Mr. Norton served as a member of the Board-of-Directors of Gifts-in-Kind, International (www.giftsinkind.org).Gifts In Kind International is the world’s leading charity in Product Philanthropy.GIKI partners with businesses and nonprofit organizations to provide quality products and services that improve lives in communities around the world.Since its initiation in 1983, Gifts In Kind International, now the 7th largest US headquartered nonprofit, has distributed more than $3 billion in newly manufactured products through a global network of 50,000 nonprofits.
Executive Advisory Board Member: 2012 - 2016 Mr. Norton served as member of the Executive Advisory Board for BlueCoat (a cyber/information security technology firm. Blue Coat Systems was a company that provided hardware, software, and services designed for cybersecurity and network management. In 2016, it was acquired by Symantec.
Education: B.S., Information Management Systems, Empire State College, State University of New York. MBA, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois