Jeff Ubben is a Founder and the Chairman of ValueAct Capital where he is Co-Portfolio Manager of the ValueAct Spring Fund. He is the former Chief Investment Officer of ValueAct Capital and is a member of the firm's Management Committee. Jeff is a director of The AES Corporation, where he is a member of the Compensation and Financial Audit Committees, of AppHarvest, and of Nikola Corporation. He is the former chairman and director of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc., and a former director of Catalina Marketing Corp., Gartner Group, Inc., Mentor Corporation, Misys plc, Sara Lee Corp., Twenty-First Century Fox Inc., Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Willis Towers Watson plc, and several other public and private companies.
Prior to founding ValueAct Capital in 2000, Jeff was a Managing Partner at Blum Capital Partners for more than five years. In addition, he serves on the boards of Duke University, Northwestern University and the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation, is a contributing member to the World Economic Forum, and formerly served as chair of the national board of the Posse Foundation for nine years. He has a B.A. from Duke University and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.