Jeffrey Smith

Jeffrey Smith, Starboard Value
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Jeffrey Smith, Starboard Value

Jeffrey Smith is a managing member, chief executive officer and chief investment officer of Starboard Value LP. Prior to founding the Starboard Value in March 2011, Smith was a partner managing director of Ramius LLC, a subsidiary of the Cowen Group, and the chief investment officer of the Ramius Value and Opportunity Master Fund (which is the prior name of the Master Fund). Smith was also a member of Cowen's operating committee and Cowen's investment committee.

Before joining Ramius in January 1998, he served as vice president of Strategic Development and a member of the Board of Directors for The Fresh Juice Company. While there, Smith helped orchestrate three acquisitions quadrupling sales and doubling market value. He later initiated and completed the sale of The Fresh Juice Company to The Saratoga Beverage Group.

Smith has extensive public company board experience, having served on the board of directors of more than 10 public companies across multiple industries. Smith began his career in the mergers and acquisitions department at Societe Generale. Smith graduated from The Wharton School of Business at The University of Pennsylvania, where he received a BS in economics.

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