Steve Luczo, Seagate’s chairman of the board, was appointed president and chief executive officer in January 2009. This returned Luczo to the president and CEO role he held at Seagate from 1998 to 2004. Luczo was elected chief executive officer and appointed as a member of Seagate’s board of directors in 1998, later becoming chairman of the board in June 2002. The company separated the roles of chairman and CEO in July 2004, with Luczo continuing to serve as chairman of Seagate’s board of directors.
Previously, Luczo was president and chief operating officer with overall operating responsibility for Seagate’s disc drive development, manufacturing, sales and marketing, component and quality organizations. Luczo joined Seagate in 1993 as senior vice president of corporate development. He was responsible for a number of strategic acquisitions and equity investments for Seagate, including the company’s merger with Veritas in 2000, which resulted in the privatization of the company.
Prior to joining Seagate, Luczo spent 10 years in investment banking. During this period, Luczo acted as an advisor to Seagate on numerous transactions. Luczo received an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, after completing his undergraduate work at Stanford University, where he received his BA degree in Economics and Psychology. In addition, Luczo is very active in philanthropic endeavors, and is passionate about sports and the creative arts. He is a member of the Microsoft Corporation Board, the World Wildlife Foundation Board, All-Stars Helping Kids Advisory Board and Alearn Silicon Valley Education Foundation Advisory Board. In 2012, Luczo was ranked 21st on Fortune Magazine’s Top 50 Businesspersons of the Year.