Glenn  W.  Welling

Glenn W. Welling is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Engaged Capital, LLC, a California based investment firm and registered advisor with the SEC focused on investing in small and mid-cap North American equities. Prior to founding Engaged Capital in February 2012, Mr. Welling was Principal and Managing Director at Relational Investors LLC (“Relational”), a $6 billion activist equity fund and registered investment adviser with the SEC, from June 2008 to October 2011 and served as its consultant from October 2011 until April 2012. Mr. Welling managed Relational’s consumer, healthcare and utility investments and was responsible for investment selection, strategic development and catalyzing change at Relational’s portfolio companies. Prior to Relational and from February 2002 to May 2008, Mr. Welling was a Managing Director at Credit Suisse Group AG (“Credit Suisse”) (NYSE:CS), a leading global financial services company, where he was the Global Head of the Investment Banking Department's Advisory Businesses, which included The Buy-Side Insights (HOLT) Group, Financial Strategy Group and Ratings Advisory Group. Previously, Mr. Welling served as Partner and Managing Director of HOLT Value Associates L.P. (“HOLT”), a then leading provider of independent research and valuation services to asset managers, from October 1999 until January 2002 when HOLT was acquired by Credit Suisse. Prior to HOLT, he was the Managing Director of Valuad U.S., a financial software and training company, and senior manager at A.T. Kearney, one of the world’s largest global management consulting firms. Mr. Welling also teaches executive education courses at The Wharton School of Business and is a frequent speaker at finance and investing conferences. He graduated from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he currently serves as the Chairman of the school’s tennis program and as a member of the Wharton School’s Executive Education Board.