Eric Jackson

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Eric Jackson is a Managing Director at SpringOwl Asset Management and Ader Investment Management. Expand

Prior to SpingOwl, Jackson was founder and Managing Member of Ironfire Capital and the general partner and investment manager of Ironfire Capital US Fund LP and Ironfire Capital International Fund, Ltd. In January 2007, Jackson started the world's first Internet-based campaign to increase shareholder value at Yahoo!, leading to a change in CEOs in 2007. He also spoke out in favor of Yahoo!'s accepting Microsoft's buyout offer in 2008. Global Proxy Watch named Jackson as one of its 10 "Stars" who positively influenced international corporate governance and shareowner value in 2007.

Jackson completed his Ph.D. in Strategy and Management at the Columbia University Business School in New York.Collapse

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Eric Jackson

 | May 27, 2016 | 2:37 PM EDT

For starters, get rid of the CEO....

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Eric Jackson

 | May 26, 2016 | 12:00 PM EDT

Investors may view replacing CEO as a positive.

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Eric Jackson

 | May 12, 2016 | 12:19 PM EDT

As with CEO Mayer at Yahoo!, it's hard to tell.

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Eric Jackson

 | May 7, 2016 | 11:00 AM EDT

He should not be CEO of both Twitter and Square.

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Eric Jackson

 | Apr 29, 2016 | 9:49 AM EDT

Never shy away from speaking out against ineffective management.

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Eric Jackson

 | Apr 6, 2016 | 2:30 PM EDT

Iger's successor will face a tough task, one that other companies' CEOs couldn't handle.

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Eric Jackson

 | Apr 1, 2016 | 8:00 AM EDT

Viacom's CEO watched the stock drop 45% last year under his watch. Here are steps he can take to reverse the slide.

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Eric Jackson

 | Mar 29, 2016 | 11:00 AM EDT

The move could be a major positive -- if the board doesn't make another mistake.

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Eric Jackson

 | Mar 22, 2016 | 1:01 PM EDT

After nearly four years, embattled Marissa Mayer has had her chance.

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Eric Jackson

 | Mar 18, 2016 | 7:30 AM EDT

It has created a board position of "Lead Independent Director," but the choice for the post speaks of the same old same old.

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