The Founding Partner
Glenn W. Welling
Principal & Chief Investment Officer
Glenn is the founder and CIO of Engaged Capital, a constructive activist fund that invests in small and mid-cap public companies. Previously, Glenn was a Principal and Managing Director at Relational Investors, a $6B activist fund. He was responsible for managing the fund’s consumer, healthcare and utility investments and was involved in all aspects of Relational’s research process.
Prior to Relational, Glenn spent 7 years as a Managing Director at Credit Suisse and Head of the Investment Banking Department’s Advisory Business. He built his group into one of the leading commercially focused advisory businesses on Wall Street advising on over $100B of transactions. Glenn joined Credit Suisse when the Firm acquired HOLT Value Associates, where he was a Partner and Managing Director. Prior to HOLT, Glenn was the Managing Director of Valuad U.S., a financial software and advisory business. Prior to Valuad U.S., he worked at leading consulting firms including A.T. Kearney and Marakon Associates.
Glenn is a member of the Board of Directors of The Hain Celestial Group, a NASDAQ listed leading marketer, manufacturer and seller of organic and natural better-for-you-products where he is a member of the compensation committee and Strategic Working Group. From 2015 to 2020 Glenn was a member of the Board of Directors of TiVo Corporation, a NASDAQ listed provider of digital entertainment technology solutions where he was the compensation committee chair and a member of the strategy committee and the corporate governance and nominating committee. From 2015 to 2018 he served on the Board of Medifast, Inc., a NYSE listed manufacturer of medically based, proprietary healthy living and meal replacement products where he was a member of the audit, compensation, and mergers and acquisitions committees. From January 2015 to August 2018 he served on the Board of Jamba, Inc., a NASDAQ listed leading restaurant retailer of better-for-you food and beverage offerings where he was the compensation committee chair and a member of the finance committee. Glenn was recognized by The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) as one of the 100 most influential directors in corporate boardrooms in 2018. From 2017 to 2019 he also served on the Corporate Governance Advisory Council of the Council of Institutional Investors. Glenn also teaches executive education courses at the Wharton School of Business, his alma mater. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the university’s tennis program and as a member of the Wharton Executive Education Board.