The Power List 2015: No. 4 Jeffrey C. Smith

The Power List 2015: No. 4 Jeffrey C. Smith

NRN presents The Power List 2015, its second annual list of the most powerful people in foodservice. This year’s list focuses on leaders who hold the power to change the industry landscape as we know it.

Jeffrey C. Smith, the CEO and managing member of New York-based hedge fund Starboard Value L.P., earned the Fortune magazine label in December as “the most feared man in corporate America.”

Smith led the successful months-long activist investor fight against Orlando, Fla.-based casual-dining behemoth Darden Restaurants Inc., parent to the
Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse and other brands, as well as former parent to Red Lobster.

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