Jan Tighe

Director Since: December 2018

Goldman Sachs Committees: Audit, Governance, Risk
Other Current U.S.-Listed Public Company Directorships: General Motors Company; Huntsman Corporation
Other U.S.-Listed Public Company Directorships within past 5 years: The Progressive Corporation; IronNet, Inc.
Subsidiary Boards: Goldman Sachs Bank USA

Key Experience and Qualifications

  • Technology risk expertise: More than 20 years of senior executive experience in cybersecurity and information technology that provides perspective to aid in oversight of the firm’s deployment of technology and management of technology risk 
  • Strategic planning and operations: Experience in strategic planning, risk assessment and execution of naval strategies across a variety of positions, including as a Fleet Commander and a university president
  • Leadership and governance: Retired Vice Admiral who served in numerous leadership roles in the U.S. Navy and with the National Security Agency, who served on the U.S Navy's Corporate Board and who serves on the boards of directors and board committees of other public companies and not-for-profit entities

Career Highlights

  • United States Navy, Vice Admiral and various positions of increasing authority and responsibility (1980 – 2018), including:
    • Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare and Director, Naval Intelligence (2016 – 2018)
    • Fleet Commander or Deputy Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. Tenth Fleet (2013 – 2016)
    • University President, Naval Postgraduate School (2012 – 2013)
    • Director, Decision Superiority Division, Chief of Naval Operations’ Staff (2011 – 2012)
    • Deputy Director of Operations, U.S. Cyber Command (2010 – 2011)

Other Professional Experience and Community Involvement

  • Member, Defense Science Board
  • Trustee, The MITRE Corporation
  • Member, Strategic Advisory Committee, Idaho National Labs – National and Homeland Security Directorate
  • Board Member, United States Naval Academy Foundation
  • Member and Global Security Expert, Strategic Advisory Group, Paladin Capital Group
  • Directorship Certified and Governance Fellow, National Association of Corporate Directors


  • Graduate of U.S. Naval Academy and Naval Postgraduate School (including for Ph.D.)