Biography

Jeffrey C. Smith
Managing Member, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer, Starboard Value LP
Executive Chairman Executive Chairman

Mr. Smith became a member of our Board in November 2015 and has served as the independent Chair of the Board since May 2016. Mr. Smith is a Managing Member, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Starboard Value LP, a New York-based investment adviser with a focused and fundamental approach to investing primarily in publicly-traded U.S. companies, which he co-founded in March 2011 after having launched the Starboard Value investment strategy in 2002. Previously, Mr. Smith was a Partner and Managing Director of Ramius LLC, a subsidiary of the Cowen Group, Inc. (“Cowen”). Mr. Smith is a former member of Cowen’s Operating Committee and Cowen’s Investment Committee. Prior to joining Ramius LLC in January 1998, he served as Vice President of Strategic Development and a director of The Fresh Juice Company, Inc. Mr. Smith began his career in the Mergers and Acquisitions department at Société Générale. Mr. Smith served as a director of Perrigo Company plc, a global over-the-counter consumer goods and pharmaceutical company, from February 2017 to August 2019. He also has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Papa John's International Inc., an operator and franchisor of pizza delivery and carryout restaurants and dine-in and delivery restaurants, since February 2019. Previously, Mr. Smith served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Darden, a full service restaurant chain, from October 2014 to April 2016 and as a director of Yahoo! Inc., a multinational technology company, from April 2016 to June 2017. Mr. Smith also previously served as a director of: Quantum Corporation, a global expert in data protection and big data management, from May 2013 to May 2015; Office Depot, Inc., an office supply company, from August 2013 to September 2014; Regis Corporation, a global leader in beauty salons, hair restoration centers and cosmetology education, from October 2011 until October 2013; and Surmodics, Inc., a leading provider of drug delivery and surface modification technologies to the healthcare industry, from January 2011 to August 2012. Mr. Smith also previously served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Phoenix Technologies Ltd.; and as a director of Zoran Corporation, Actel Corporation, S1 Corporation, and Kensey Nash Corporation.