Company Management

Jason Stowe, Chief Executive Officer 

JasonJason Stowe is a seasoned entrepreneur, and the founder and CEO of Cycle Computing, the leader in cloud computing orchestration software for Big Compute and Big Data. Under Jason’s leadership, Cycle Computing products have helped Fortune 500 companies in a variety of industries including Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Financial Services and Insurance, and Government. Jason has been featured  in New York TimesWall Street JournalWiredBusinessWeekBio-IT World and Forbes. Starting with three initial Fortune 100 clients, Jason has grown the business to deploy proven implementations at Fortune 500s, SMBs and government and academic institutions including JP Morgan Chase, The Hartford Insurance Group, Johnson & Johnson, Purdue University, Pfizer and Lockheed Martin. Jason attended Carnegie Mellon and Cornell Universities, and volunteered/guest lectured for the Entrepreneurship program at Cornell’s Johnson Business School.


Rob Futrick, Chief Technical Officer


Rob Futrick is Cycle Computing’s Chief Technical Officer (CTO) and a co-founder and is responsible for driving the company’s technology and product vision. He brings more than 18 years of engineering and management experience to Cycle. As a cloud user since 2008, he brings a unique perspective to the challenges that large scale cloud computation presents. Prior to Cycle Rob studied Computer Science at Cornell University and co-founded Immersive Technologies, among other endeavors.



Tim Carroll, Ecosystem & Sales


Tim Carroll is focused on expanding Cycle Computing’s influence, capabilities, and market share through customer collaboration and ecosystem development. Prior to joining Cycle, Tim ran Dell’s HPC and Big Data and Cloud solution efforts. During his tenure, Dell grew from the number three provider of Intel Architecture X86 clusters worldwide to number one, and each year his team grew both revenue and number of new customers. Tim’s career has focused exclusively on disruptive and high performance technologies; holding management roles at Digex, RLX Technologies, Linux Networx, and Platform Computing.


Bob Nordlund, Engineering

BobBob Nordlund leads Cycle Computing’s engineering team focusing product development on robust, scalable solutions that align cloud capabilities with customer needs. Prior to joining Cycle, Bob led the Enterprise Risk Management technology group at The Hartford responsible for all facets of quantitative financial application development and operations in support of variable annuity hedging, pricing, and risk management. Throughout his career, Bob has specialized in emerging technology adoption for a variety of industries including financial services and manufacturing with over twenty years experience designing and running large-scale, distributed systems.


Rick Friedman, Solutions and Marketing

RickRick Friedman drives Cycle Computing’s overall solution approach and marketing efforts, helping connect customers with the unique value that Cycle offers. Prior to joining Cycle, Rick was part of the HPC team at Dell. He drove HPC customer engagements throughout the northeastern quarter of the US and was top producer each year. Before Dell, Rick has held numerous leadership roles in marketing, solutions and product management for companies including Terascala,  Scali, Phase Forward (Oracle) and Network Engines.



Doug Clayton. Architecture

DougDoug Clayton is Cycle Computing’s Chief Architect and is responsible for the overall product architecture and for defining the key underlying technologies that drive the product. He has been programming for nearly three decades and has particular focus on matching algorithms and data structures to user’s problems, especially those of computing at scale. Prior to Cycle, Doug was a co-founder of Immersive Technologies and is an Electrical and Computer Engineer graduate from NCSU.