Debora Shoquist

EVP, Operations

Debora Shoquist, EVP, Operations

Debora Shoquist is executive vice president of operations at NVIDIA. She is responsible for the company’s operations and supply chain functions. These include manufacturing product and test engineering, foundry operations, supplier management and contract-manufacturing management, supply planning, logistics, and the company’s quality management system. She was also responsible for overseeing construction of the company's new 1.25 million-square-foot corporate headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif.

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 20 years of executive experience in general management, manufacturing and operations, including plant management, engineering, information services, finance and human resources.

Previously, Shoquist was executive vice president of operations at JDS Uniphase and senior vice president and general manager of the electro-optics business at Coherent, a manufacturer of commercial and scientific laser equipment. She also 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.

Shoquist holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Kansas State University and a Bachelor of Science in biology from Santa Clara University.