Stephen J. Luczo
Managing Partner, Crosspoint Capital Partners
STEPHEN J LUCZO is a founding Managing Partner of Crosspoint Capital Partners. Crosspoint Capital is a private equity buyout fund focused on cyber security and privacy. It is one of the largest first-time funds ever raised in technology, having raised $1.3 billion in March of 2021. Luzco serves on the Board of Directors of public companies; Morgan Stanley and AT&T. He also serves on the Board of Directors of private companies; Bright Machines, Drivenets, Everseen Limited, Furtuna Skin, SunRise Memory Corporation and Terradepth. He serves on the Board of Directors of non-profits; Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital and the World Wildlife Fund. Over the course of his career, Luczo has completed over fifty acquisitions and mergers with an aggregate value exceeding $100 billion. Luzco was Chairman of Seagate from 2002 through 2020 and served as CEO of Seagate for 16 years between (1998-2004 and 2009–2017). While Luczo was CEO between 2009 –2017, Seagate was among the top five performing stocks in the S&P 500. Luczo is well known for his leadership in taking Seagate private in 2000 with buyout partners Silver Lake and TPG. 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. 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. Luzco 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 with a degree in Economics and Psychology, and he received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He also holds an honorary Doctorate of Letters in Economics from Queens University, Belfast. Luczo is married with four children.