Arnaud Ajdler has served as the managing partner of Engine Capital LP, a value-oriented investment firm focused on companies going through changes, since February 2013. He was previously a partner at Crescendo Partners, a value-oriented activist investment firm, from 2005–2013. Mr. Ajdler is also an adjunct professor of Value Investing at the Columbia Business School. He also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Destination Maternity, Inc.
Mr. Ajdler served as a director of Charming Shoppes, Inc. from 2008 until the company was acquired in June 2012; O’Charley’s Inc. from March 2012 until it was acquired in April 2012; and as a director of The Topps Company from August 2006 until an acquisition in October 2007. Mr. Ajdler received a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the Free University of Brussels, Belgium, a Master of Science (SM) in Aeronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
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