Stephen J. Luczo

Managing Partner, Crosspoint Capital Partners

Stephen J.  Luczo
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STEPHEN J LUCZO is a managing partner of Crosspoint Capital Partners, a private equity fund. He serves on the board of directors of Seagate Technology and was chairman from 2002–2020. He also served as CEO of Seagate in the years 1998 to 2004 and 2009 to 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 and 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 50 acquisitions and mergers with an aggregate value exceeding $100 billion. 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). He was ranked sixth in the world in 2015. He also serves on the board of directors of AT&T, Morgan Stanley, SunRise Memory Corporation, Bright Machines, DriveNets, Terradepth and the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. He has served previously 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, 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. He graduated from Stanford University, received 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 and has four children.