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Brad Jackman

Brad Jackman

Title: Partner & Executive Vice President (Retired)

Company: Xactware, Inc.

Location: Orem, Utah

Educational Background:

BS, Business Administration, Marketing, Utah State University, 1979

Huntsman School Interactions:

National Advisory Board Member 2014-
USU Entrepreneurship Founder's Board Member
Traveled with and spoke to the USU Huntsman Scholar Students at Oxford University, England September 2014
Member of The Center for Entrepreneurship Founders Board


For over forty years, Brad Jackman had many tremendous business opportunities at Morton Thiokol, IBM, WordPerfect and Xactware. While attending Utah State University, Brad participated in on-campus recruiting conducted by IBM. His goal for many years was to work for IBM. He was told he needed 5 years of professional experience before being seriously considered by IBM. Brad went to work for Morton Thiokol as a Business Systems Analyst and joined IBM 5 years and two weeks later.

Several years later, Brad was recruited by the executive team at WordPerfect. Leaving IBM was a very difficult decision for Brad as working for IBM had been one of his business aspirations. After about a year of aggressive invitations and many descriptions of very exciting opportunities with a much smaller company, Brad made the decision to join the management team at WordPerfect. WordPerfect was another fantastic company with excellent people and a great learning experience. Brad stayed with WordPerfect for many years and then left to join Xactware about a year after Novell acquired WordPerfect.

Brad was recruited by the founder of Xactware to join as his business partner and Executive Vice President. This was a new experience for Brad as the business had unprofitable revenues of $1.8 million at the time he joined. When Brad retired from Xactware a dozen years later, the very profitable annual revenues were nearing $200 million. Xactware was sold to an East coast company 2 years before Brad retired. Xactware was another great experience for Brad where he associated with fantastic people and had a great learning experience.

Brad is currently serving as a member of the USU Huntsman National Advisory Board, USU Entrepreneurship Founder's Board, Board of Governors - Heritage School for wayward youth, Advisory Council - Fezzari Performance Bicycles, Athletic Leadership Council – BYU, Team Leadership Council (Volleyball) – BYU and multiple service opportunities for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Brad and his wife Vicki are the parents of 6 children and grandparents of 12 grandchildren.