Santa Clara University

MSIS Board of Advisors: Richard Vigurs

IT Consultant

Richard Vigurs is an independent IT consultant based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Perhaps best known for his ability to leverage information technology to support business growth, Richard has a long history of reengineering, training, and motivating IT organizations and large program implementations. With over 35 years in information technology and software development, Richard has held recent positions at Seagate Technology as VP of Information Systems and Services and at Read-Rite as VP and Chief Information Officer.

He has led software and applications development teams in implementing network operating systems, web applications, ERP, and shop-floor process control systems. Richard’s interests include applications usability, systems architecture, and software engineering, where he has supported UCSC’s masters program. He particularly enjoys encouraging and mentoring IT professionals at all stages of their careers.

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