Stephen J. Luczo
Managing Partner, Crosspoint Capital Partners
STEPHEN J. LUCZO is a Managing Partner of Crosspoint Capital Partners, a private equity fund. Luczo serves on the Board of Directors of Seagate Technology and was Chairman from 2002-2020. Luczo 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. 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 course of his career, Luczo has completed over fifty acquisitions and mergers with an aggregate value exceeding $100 billion. 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 was ranked sixth in the world in 2015.Luczo also serves on the Board of Directors of AT&T, Morgan Stanley, SunRise Memory Corporation, Bright Machines, as well as the Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital. Steve has previously served on the Board of Directors for 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 and he received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and has an honorary Doctorate of Letters in Economics from Queens University, Belfast. Luczo is married with four children.