Jeffrey D Nygaard

Executive Vice President and Head of Operations, Development, and Technology

Leading a global organization, Jeff Nygaard manages over 38,000 people who speak nine languages and live on three continents. He first started working at Seagate as an engineer. During his tenure, he has been instrumental in building high-performance teams, integrating a competitor's business, developing strategic alliances, and restructuring Seagate. Nygaard reflects the senior management team’s philosophy that a holistic, responsible business—one that treats people, the environment, and our community with respect—enables better results.

Recently, Nygaard served twice as the president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, with a focus on Robotics and Control System Design. He is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt. He lives in Thailand with his wife and two children.