Jeff Smith

Jeff Smith

Formal First Name
Jeffrey (Jeff)

Jeffrey Smith is a Managing Member, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Investment Officer of Starboard Value, a leading investment adviser he co-founded in 2002. Prior to this, he served as a Partner Managing Director of Ramius and the Chief Investment Officer for the funds that comprised the value and Opportunity investment platform. He began his career in the Mergers and Acquisitions department of Société Générale.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Chair of the Board of Papa John’s International
  • Member of the Board of Cyxtera Technologies