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Stephen J. Luczo
Chairman of the Board
Mr. Luczo has served as the company’s Board Chair since 2002. From October 2017 to October 2018, he also served as Executive Chair, and prior to that served as Seagate’s CEO from January 2009 to October 2017. Mr. Luczo joined Seagate Technology (our predecessor company) in October 1993 as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development. In September 1997, he was promoted to the position of President and COO and from July 1998 to July 2004 he served as CEO and a member of the board of directors. After resigning as CEO in July 2004, Mr. Luczo remained on as Chair of the board of directors. Prior to joining Seagate Technology in 1993, Mr. Luczo was Senior Managing Director of the Global Technology Group of Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. from February 1992 to October 1993. Mr. Luczo currently serves on the boards of directors of AT&T and Morgan Stanley. In addition, he currently is a member of the board of directors of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital as well as several private and non-profit companies. Mr. Luczo has also previously served on the boards of directors of Microsoft Corporation, Vertias and VMWare.
Mr. Luczo is considered one of the technology industry’s most influential and visionary leaders. He is widely regarded for his ability to conceive and implement complex and highly creative solutions to the unique challenges faced by a large global manufacturing company like Seagate. In an example that remains a text book case study at leading business schools around the world, Mr. Luczo orchestrated a $20 billion deal in late 2000 with partners Veritas Software and an investor group led by Silver Lake Partners to take Seagate Technology private. The deal represented the single largest buyout in the history of the technology industry up to that time and furnished Seagate Technology with the capital resources it needed to achieve its long-term goals. Likewise, Mr. Luczo led the strategy that took Seagate public again in 2002.
Expertise: Mr. Luczo brings significant expertise to our Board in financial matters, business development, and operations, along with senior leadership experience, global experience and knowledge of competitive strategy and competition. Mr. Luczo also brings additional expertise in mergers and acquisitions and financial issues facing large companies due to his experience in investment banking and serving on other public company boards.