Jan E. Tighe

Director Since: December 2018

Goldman Sachs Committees: Audit, Governance, Risk
Other Current U.S.-Listed Public Company Directorships: Huntsman Corporation; Progressive Corporation
Other U.S.-Listed Public Company Directorships within past 5 years: None

Key Experience and Qualifications

  • Technology and technology risk: Over 20 years of senior executive experience in cybersecurity and information technology, including leading complex cyber and intelligence operations and creating a Navy digital transformation roadmap, which experiences provide perspective to aid in oversight of the firm’s deployment of technology and the management of technology risk 
  • Strategic planning and operations: Experience in strategic planning, risk assessment and executing on naval strategies across a variety of positions, including as a Fleet Commander and as 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, culminating in service as a managing director on the U.S. Navy’s Corporate Board

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 of the Chief of Naval Operations’ Staff (2011  – 2012)
    • Deputy Director of Operations, U.S. Cyber Command (2010 – 2011)
    • Executive Assistant to General Keith Alexander, U.S. Cyber Command and National Security Agency/Central Security Service (2009 – 2010)
    • Commander, National Security Agency/Central Security Service Hawaii (2006 – 2009)

Other Professional Experience and Community Involvement

  • Member and Global Security Expert, Strategic Advisory Group, Paladin Capital Group
  • Trustee, The MITRE Corporation
  • Governance Fellow, National Association of Corporate Directors
  • Board Member, United States Naval Academy Foundation


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