Eric Jackson is 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.Expand

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.

Prior to founding Ironfire Capital, Jackson was President and CEO of Jackson Leadership Systems, Inc., a leadership, strategy, and governance consulting firm. He completed his Ph.D. in the Management Department at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business in New York, with a specialization in Strategic Management and Corporate Governance, and holds a B.A. from McGill University.

He was previously Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at VoiceGenie Technologies, a software firm now owned by Alcatel-Lucent. In 2004, Jackson founded the Young Patrons' Circle at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, which is now the second-largest social and philanthropic group of its kind in North America, raising $500,000 annually for the museum. You can follow Jackson on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ericjackson or @ericjackson.

You can contact Eric by emailing him at eric.jackson@thestreet.com.Collapse

It's been over a year, and a new game has yet to be created during Mattrick's tenure.
The recent explosion in the stock price is pressuring the CEO.
Flurry is probably its smartest acquisition since Marissa Mayer's arrival
It would make a lot of sense.
But owning the shares today is a bet on where the soon-to-go-public Alibaba will likely trade.
Lines are starting to blur between commerce and payments vendors.
A late-night drink between CEOs has people talking.
Should the sector fear a Portuguese bank's woes?
Programmatic ads must bear fruit for the stocks to move.
Its video-related chips are well-positioned in some market-leading products.

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