Partner and Co-Portfolio Manager
JANA PARTNERS LLC
Scott Ostfeld is a partner of JANA Partners where he is co-portfolio manager of JANAs Strategic Investments Fund and is responsible for special situations investments, including active shareholder engagement. JANA Partners is a value-oriented investment advisor specializing in event driven investing. The firm frequently engages with companies and boards to pursue value-creating change.
Prior to joining JANA, Mr. Ostfeld was with GSC Partners in their distressed debt private equity group focused on acquiring companies through the bankruptcy restructuring process and enhancing value as an active equity owner. Prior to GSC Partners, Mr. Ostfeld was an investment banker at Credit Suisse First Boston where he worked on a variety of M&A and capital raising assignments.
Mr. Ostfeld received a J.D. from Columbia Law School (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar) where he was a Senior Editor of Columbia Law Review, an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School (Beta Gamma Sigma) and a B.A. from Columbia University (Magna Cum Laude/Phi Beta Kappa).
Mr. Ostfeld serves as a member of the Advisory Board of Columbia Universitys Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy and as a member of the Board of Directors of The Opportunity Network, a non-for-profit organization designed to equal the playing field for high-achieving, underserved high school and college students.