Director since January 2023
Mr. Kiper has served as a Co-Founder, Managing Director and the Chief Investment Officer of Legion Partners Asset Management, LLC (“Legion”), an investment fund focused on accumulating large ownership stakes in undervalued U.S. small-cap companies, since April 2012, and at Legion’s predecessor entities from January 2010 to April 2012. Prior to co-founding Legion, he served as Vice President at Shamrock Capital Advisors, the alternative investment vehicle of the Disney family, where he served as Portfolio Manager of the Shamrock Activist Value Fund, a concentrated, long-only, activist fund, from April 2007 until January 2010. Before that, Mr. Kiper founded and operated the Ridgestone Small Cap Value Fund, a small-cap targeted activist fund in association with the Ridgestone Corporation, an investment firm, from June 2000 to April 2007. From 1998 to 2000, he served as the Director of Financial Planning at Global Crossing Ltd., a telecommunications company that provided computer networking services. Mr. Kiper began his career as an Auditor at Ernst & Young Global Limited, an international tax, consulting and advisory service, from 1994 to 1997. Mr. Kiper received a B.S.B.A in Accounting from the University of Nebraska in 1993.