Eric Jackson

Eric Jackson is Founder and Managing Member of Ironfire Capital, a China technology-focused hedge fund. In January 2007, Jackson led the world's first Internet-based campaign to increase shareholder value at Yahoo! This resulted in a large "no" vote against several members of the board of directors at the 2007 annual meeting which led to Terry Semel stepping down as CEO six days later. He writes regularly for Forbes and Wall Street Journal China. 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. In 2004, Jackson founded the Young Patrons' Circle at the Royal Ontario Museum, which is now the second largest social and philanthropic group of its kind in North America, raising $500,000 annually for the museum.