Bio Details

Robert A. Profusek, J.D.

Partner and Global Chair M&A, Jones Day

Robert Profusek, J.D. has served as a member of our board of directors since June 2018. Mr. Profusek is a partner at Jones Day, a global law firm of over 2,500 attorneys, where he chairs the firm’s global M&A practice. Since joining Jones Day in 1975, Mr. Profusek has become a widely-recognized expert in mergers, acquisitions, and corporate governance matters, including shareholder activism and executive compensation. Mr. Profusek also currently serves as the lead independent director of both CTS Corporation (NYSE: CTS), a designer and manufacturer of sensors, actuators and electronic components, and Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO), an international manufacturer and marketer of transportation fuels and other petrochemical products. Mr. Profusek is a frequent speaker regarding corporate takeovers and corporate governance, has authored or co-authored numerous articles, has testified before Congress and the SEC about takeover and compensation-related matters and is a frequent guest commentator on CNBC, CNN and Bloomberg TV. Mr. Profusek holds a J.D. from New York University and a B.A. from Cornell University.