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David M. Shannon

EVP, Chief Administrative Officer and Secretary

David Shannon serves as chief administrative officer and secretary of NVIDIA. In this role, he is responsible for the company’s legal and human resources functions, as well as intellectual property licensing.

Shannon joined the company in 2002 as vice president and general counsel. He became secretary in 2005, a senior vice president in 2005 and an executive vice president in 2009. In 2013, he also became the head of human resources. He was promoted to the role of chief administrative officer in January 2014.

From 1993 to 2002, he held various counsel positions at Intel, most recently the position of vice president and assistant general counsel. He also practiced for eight years in the law firm of Gibson Dunn and Crutcher, focusing on complex commercial and high technology-related litigation.

Shannon holds B.A. and J.D. degrees from Pepperdine University.


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