Jeff Nygaard

Jeff Nygaard

EVP of Operations, Products, Technology, Quality... @ Seagate Technology

Jeff is EVP of Operations, Products, Technology, Quality and Customer Technical Engagement.

Leading a global organization, Jeff Nygaard manages over 38,000 people who speak nine languages and live on five continents. He first started working at Seagate as an engineer.  During his tenure, he has been instrumental in improving financial performance, building high-performance teams, integrating a competitor’s business, developing strategic alliances, and restructuring Seagate.  Nygaard reflects the senior management team’s philosophy that a holistic, responsible business — one that treats people, the environment, and our community with respect — enables better results.

Nygaard is an American Chamber of Commerce Thailand Board Member and past President.  He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, with a focus on Robotics and Control System Design.  He is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt.  He lives in Thailand with his wife and two children.