Barry Rosenstein, JANA Partners

Barry Rosenstein, Founder and Managing Partner,JANA Partners LLC
Barry Rosenstein is the founder and Managing Partner of JANA Partners LLC, an event driven hedge fund located in New York with approximately $3.5 billion in investments and commitments.  JANA Partners applies a private equity style research approach to the public markets, focusing on companies with a compelling valuation and catalysts to realize value.  In addition to fundamental investing, JANA has a proven track record in implementing activism.  JANA has been a successful activist in companies including Marathon Petroleum, TNT, McGraw Hill, El Paso, Charles River, CNET, Kerr-McGee Corp., Artesyn Technologies, Houston Exploration Company, InterCept and SourceCorp. Most recently, JANA has challenged Canadian company Agrium, Inc. to maximize value for shareholders by addressing issues related to its corporate structure, operating performance and capital structure.
 
Prior to establishing JANA, Mr. Rosenstein was the founder and Managing Partner of Sagaponack Partners, a private equity fund.  Mr. Rosenstein was instrumental in the initial funding of Copart, Inc., which is currently the world’s largest auto salvage company.  Mr. Rosenstein began his career as an investment banker specializing in mergers and acquisitions with Merrill Lynch in New York and was also a principal in charge of corporate takeover for Asher Edelman’s Plaza Securities Corporation.   Mr. Rosenstein graduated from Lehigh University (1981) Phi Beta Kappa and earned an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business (1984).
 
Mr. Rosenstein is a trustee of Brown University and the 92nd Street Y in New York City and a board member of Make the Road New York.