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Advisory Board


Cliff Asness

Co-founder, Managing Principal and Chief Investment Office

AQR Capital

Catenary Sys

Marty Chavez

Chief Information Officer

Goldman Sachs


Sonia Gardner

Co-founder, President, and Managing Partner

Avenue Capital Group


Jeff Smith

Managing Member, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Investment Officer

Starboard Value LP

Jeff Smith is a Managing Member, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Investment Officer of Starboard Value LP. Starboard Value is a New York City-based investment advisor with a focused, fundamental, and active approach to investing in US publicly traded companies. Starboard currently manages over $5 billion with a successful track record commencing in 2002. Over the last decade, Starboard has been among the most active change agent investors in the world having added or replaced approximately 150 board members on almost 50 different public company boards. Mr. Smith has directly served on many of these boards, including serving as chairman of the board of several companies, including currently as Chairman of the Board of Darden Restaurants where Starboard successfully replaced Darden’s entire board of directors. Starboard focuses on situations where its strict discipline of Value, Plan, and Path and particular expertise in operational changes to improve cash flows can create substantial value. Starboard endeavors to substantially improve each company in which it invests through these operational changes.
Mr. Smith graduated from The Wharton School of Business at The University of Pennsylvania, where he received a B.S. in Economics.


Jeffrey Ubben

Founder, CEO and Chief Investment Officer

ValueAct Capital Management LLC


Brad Burnham

Managing Partner

Union Square Ventures

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Roger Ferguson

CEO and President



Alexandra Lebenthal


Lebenthal Holdings


Paul Taubman

Founding Partner

PJT Partners