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Stephen Luczo


Mr. Stephen Luczo serves as Executive Chairman at Seagate Technology. He is also an Angel Investor. STEPHEN J. LUCZO is Executive Chairman of the board of directors of Seagate Technology, a $14 billion manufacturing and technology company with global operations in 35 countries and 45,000 employees. In January 2009, Luczo, Seagate's Chairman, was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer, returning him to the role he held at Seagate from 1998 to 2004. In the past 5 years, Luczo has been consistently recognized as one of the world's best performing CEO's by Harvard Business Review, Institutional Investor, CNN Money, Bloomberg, Fortune Magazine and Business Insider. He is well known for leading the successful management buyout of Seagate Technology in 2000. This transaction is still regarded as the most successful technology buyout of all time. Luczo has been "knighted" in Italy and Malaysia and was awarded the Christopher Columbus Award (2014) for his work in Sicily and in support of Italian cultural effort in the US. In addition to serving on the WWF Board, Luczo is active in a variety of charitable and for-profit ventures through a wholly owned entity, Balance Vector, Inc., primarily focused on global environmental issues and programs to help at-risk children in the urban centers of the US and rural areas of Sicily. In addition to his role at Seagate, Luczo has invested and built an extensive olive oil operation in Sicily, which is the birthplace of his maternal grandparents. Luczo has made extensive investments in developing the nearly 300 hectares he owns outside of Corleone, Sicily. He is now the largest single landowner in Corleone and employs over 200 people in an area with 55% unemployment. He is currently a Senior Advisor to the Silicon Valley Japan Platform and has served on the boards of directors of Microsoft Corporation (including serving on the CEO Search Committee and as Chairman of the Compensation Committee), Veritas Software and VMware. Luczo also served on the Advisory Boards of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Luczo is a graduate of Stanford University with an AB in Psychology and Economics and of the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • Cupertino, CA
  • United States

Stephen Luczo Investments (8)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
CloudPassage 19-Aug-2015 Later Stage VC 000.00 Network Management Software Generating Revenue
000000000000 00000 12-Feb-2015 00000 00000 000.00 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue
0000000000 20-Aug-2014 00000 00000 0000 Database Software Startup
000000000 20-Mar-2014 0000 00000 00.00 Decision/Risk Analysis Generating Revenue
000000000000 12-Feb-2014 00000 00000 000.00 Network Management Software Generating Revenue
000000000000 00000 31-May-2013 00000 00000 0000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue
DEY Storage Systems 12-Aug-2012 Seed Round 000 Database Software Generating Revenue
Xiotech 28-Nov-2007 Later Stage VC 0000 Storage (IT) Profitable
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Stephen Luczo Exits (2)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
PernixData 28-Aug-2016 Merger/Acquisition Completed
000 0000000 000000 16-Apr-2014 000000000000000000 Completed
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Stephen Luczo Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office Contact
Stephen Luczo Angel Investor 0 0 Cupertino, CA