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Brian Dexheimer, '84, Hon '18

Brian Dexheimer

After being introduced to the rapidly expanding data storage industry, Brian Dexheimer dove into sales and marketing for Control Data Corporation, one of the world’s major computer companies. He then moved to Seagate Technology as director of U.S. Sales in 1990 where, over the next 25 years, he rose through the ranks in sales, marketing, and strategy and helped grow Seagate from less than $500 million to more than $12 billion in annual sales. At the age of 37, Dexheimer became Seagate’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. He credits the Holy Cross tradition of educating the whole person for inspiring his efforts to initiate and develop a leadership value system at the company.

Since his retirement in 2009, Dexheimer has focused on his family and dedicated himself to mentoring and teaching, and in 2012 he helped establish UP’s Leadership Certificate and Dexheimer Leadership Fellows programs. He is also part of the Pamplin School Dean’s Advisory Board and serves on the boards of Xenio Systems, Radian Memory Systems, and Plantronics Corporation. Dexheimer earned a master’s in business administration from Pepperdine University and certifications from UCLA Anderson School Director Certification Program and Stanford University Law Director’s College.