Debora Shoquist is executive vice president of operations at NVIDIA. She is responsible for the company’s IT, operations and supply chain functions. These include manufacturing product and test engineering; foundry operations; supplier/contract-manufacturing management; supply planning; logistics; facilities; and the company’s quality management system. She is also responsible for overseeing construction of the company's new $360-380 million building at its Santa Clara headquarters.
Shoquist joined NVIDIA in 2007 as senior vice president of operations and was named to her current role two years later. She has more than 15 years of executive experience in general management, manufacturing and operations, including plant management, engineering, information services, finance and human resources.
Shoquist served from 2004 to 2007 as executive vice president of operations at JDS Uniphase. From 2002 to 2004, she was senior vice president and general manager of the Electro-Optics business at Coherent, a manufacturer of commercial and scientific laser equipment. Previously, she spent 11 years in key executive roles at Quantum, including president of the Personal Computer Hard Disk Drive division, and 10 years at HP in various engineering and manufacturing management roles.
She holds a BS degree in electrical engineering from Kansas State University and a BS degree in biology from Santa Clara University.