Mr. Morton joined Switch in 2008 where he currently serves as President. As Switch has grown as an enterprise, Mr. Morton served in several leadership roles within the organization, including several years as Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel through Switch’s IPO in 2017.
Prior to joining Switch, Mr. Morton had a successful career as an intellectual property and M&A attorney from 1997-2008. First with Gray Cary (now DLA Piper) and then Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. Mr. Morton received a B.A. in Finance from the University of San Diego and a Juris Doctorate from the University of the Pacific. He also holds a Certificate in International Law from the University of Austria, Salzburg. Mr. Morton has served on the Board of the McClellan Incubator and the Sacramento Area Regional Technology Alliance (SARTA). He also co-founded two software companies (Finish Line and ImageKeeper) the first of which has been sold and the other continues in operation.
Outside of Switch, Mr. Morton serves on the Board of Summit Spirits and Wine and the Board of Trustees for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He also actively participates in children’s charities and was one of three founders of Hope Productions which provides a yearlong education program to assist children’s charities with business fundamentals and achieving success milestones. Mr. Morton has 3 children with Christina, his wife of over 25 years. When not seeking entrepreneurial challenges, Mr. Morton enjoys racing cars, with his son and attempting to complete triathlons.