Barry Rosenstein is the founder and Managing Partner of JANA Partners LLC, an event driven hedge fund located in New York. JANA Partners applies a private equity style research approach to the public markets, focusing on companies with a compelling valuation and various catalysts to realize value. In addition to fundamental investing, JANA has a proven track record in activist investing.
Prior to establishing JANA, Mr. Rosenstein was the founder and Managing Partner of Sagaponack Partners, a private equity fund. Mr. Rosenstein was instrumental in the initial funding of Copart, Inc., which is currently the world’s largest auto salvage company. Mr. Rosenstein began his career as an investment banker specializing in mergers and acquisitions with Merrill Lynch in New York and was also a principal in charge of corporate takeover for Asher Edelman’s Plaza Securities Corporation. Mr. Rosenstein graduated from Lehigh University in 1981 (Phi Beta Kappa) and he earned a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business in 1984.
Mr. Rosenstein is a trustee of Brown University, the US Olympic Foundation, and the 92nd Street Y in New York City, and a board member of Make the Road New York.