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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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What Will Mayer's Yahoo! Strategy Be Tuesday?

By Eric Jackson

Investors want clear changes building on existing strengths -- here's the list.

04:08PM 09/24/12

What Yahoo! Must Do Next

By Eric Jackson

Yahoo! CEO Mayer has some explaining to do.

08:17AM 09/19/12

Mark Cuban Is Wrong: Facebook's Ebersman, Zuckerberg and Thiel Were Short-Sighted

By Eric Jackson

Sure Facebook raised $10 billion, but it sacrificed the goodwill investment it had with investors.

03:15PM 09/04/12

Why Yahoo! Investors Shouldn't Shut Up: Opinion

By Eric Jackson

Yahoo! investors' criticism of a recent decision by CEO Marissa Mayer doesn't go against the company's long-term interests.

09:52AM 08/20/12

Marissa Mayer's Playbook for Turning Around Yahoo!

By Eric Jackson

Here are some suggestions on what Marissa Mayer should do at the helm of Yahoo!

12:35PM 07/30/12

Why Starbucks' Howard Schultz Is Underrated

By Eric Jackson

Starbucks and its shares have seen incredible growth, so give credit where it's due -- to CEO Howard Schultz.

10:51AM 04/03/12

Facebook's Boasting of Ad Supremacy Is Overblown

By Eric Jackson

TV is still king, with little evidence that social media can steal market share.

06:00AM 03/06/12

Tech Bubble? No Way

By Eric Jackson

We are not in a tech bubble. Here's why.

12:30PM 03/01/12

Roger Martin's Silly Defense of RIM: Opinion (Update1)

By Eric Jackson

Eric Jackson replies to Martin's attacks on critics in a recent article.

04:29PM 02/14/12

Facebook's $100 Billion Valuation Unrealistic?

By Eric Jackson

Facebook's lofty valuation rests on some assumptions that could turn out wrong.

06:00AM 02/07/12

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