Steve Luczo is Chairman of the Board of Seagate Technology. He has been Chairman since 2002 and also served as CEO of Seagate for 16 years between 1998-2004 and 2009-2017. Seagate is one of the most advanced vertically integrated precision manufacturing companies in the world and specializes in the manufacture of hard disc drives and related components. Seagate employs approximately 43,000 people located in 26 countries worldwide. While Luczo was CEO between 2009-2017, Seagate was among the top five performing stocks in the S&P 500.
Luczo is known for his leadership in taking Seagate private in 2000. The Seagate management buyout is still regarded as one of the most successful technology leverage buyouts in history. Several case studies have been developed at the Harvard Business School and the Stanford Graduate School of Business about Seagate’s buyout and operational turnaround.
Over the last 5 years, Luczo has been identified as one of the top performing CEOs by numerous publications including Institutional Investor, CNN Money, Bloomberg, Fortune Magazine, and Business Insider. In addition, the Harvard Business Review named Luczo to its list of the 100 best performing CEOs in the world for four consecutive years (2014-2017). Luczo ranked sixth in the world in 2015.
Luczo currently serves on the Board of Directors of SunRise Memory Corporation as well as on the Board of the World Wildlife Fund and the Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital. He is also an Advisor of the Silicon Valley Japan Platform and and is a member of the International Advisory Committee of the Singapore EDB.
Luczo has previously served on the Board of Directors of Veritas, VMware, and Microsoft Corporation. While at Microsoft, Luczo served on the CEO search committee. He also has served on the Advisory Boards of the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the New York Stock Exchange.
Luczo has been knighted in Malaysia as Darjah Setia Pangkuan Negeri (DSPN), the Order of the Defender of State – Knight Commander which carries the title of Dato, and in Italy as Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia.
Luczo graduated from Stanford University with an AB in Psychology and Economics and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and has an honorary Doctorate of Letters in Economics from Queens University, Belfast.
He is married with 4 children.