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Eric Jackson, Senior Contributor

Senior Contributor to TheStreet

Eric Jackson is founder and president of Ironfire Capital and the general partner and investment manager of Ironfire Capital US Fund LP and Ironfire Capital International Fund, Ltd. In January 2007, Jackson started the world's first Internet-based campaign to increase shareholder value at Yahoo! He began his "Plan B" campaign, using blogs, YouTube videos, and wikis, to band together support from fellow individual investors, which encouraged many instituational shareholders to vote against several members of the board of directors at the 2007 annual meeting which led to Jerry Yang assuming the role of CEO six days later. Jackson has been interviewed about his activist efforts by CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox Business, and TV. Global Proxy Watch named Jackson as one of its 10 "Stars '07" who positively influenced international corporate governance and shareowner value in 2007. Prior to founding Ironfire Capital, Jackson was President & 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. 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 or @ericjackson

Eric Jackson, Senior Contributor
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Mark Zuckerberg's Generation Y IPO

By Eric Jackson

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg is the first Generation Y guy manning the ship of a big IPO, and his choices so far have been different from those of his predecessors.

05:00AM 02/02/12

Facebook's Yahoo! Patent Problem

By Eric Jackson

Facebook may have to pay up if Yahoo! gets aggressive about its patents.

07:00AM 01/31/12

Motorola Hits Rough Patch

By Eric Jackson

Motorola's smartphone shipments slowed considerably in the fourth quarter.

06:00AM 01/11/12

AOL Searching for Some Direction

By Eric Jackson

Top AOL executives are meeting this week to discuss the company's future.

06:00AM 12/13/11

Whitman's Communication Skills Impressive

By Eric Jackson

Meg Whitman was effective as a communicator in her first earnings call for HP.

12:47PM 11/22/11

Key Apple Executive Off Stock Grant List

By Eric Jackson

Jony Ive, the company's key product and design executive, was not among five senior executives who received large restricted stock grants last week.

06:00AM 11/09/11

Yahoo!: Digging Into So-Called Scoops

By Eric Jackson

Eric Jackson raises doubts about five reports on Yahoo! in the past month.

06:00AM 11/02/11

Google-Yahoo! Deal Not So Far-Fetched

By Eric Jackson

Eric Jackson argues that Google needs revenue and acquiring Yahoo's display ads would help it move the needle.

06:00AM 10/25/11

Research In Motion: Any Hope Left?

By Eric Jackson

Eric Jackson says RIM's outlook looks bleak after Carl Icahn denied the company was a potential target.

06:00AM 10/18/11

Be Wary of Nuance

By Eric Jackson

Eric Jackson provides some cautionary advice about Nuance whose Siri personal assistant is being integrated into the iPhone5.

06:00AM 09/28/11

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