Douglas Braunstein and James Woolery

Activist Hudson Executive Capital is founded by Douglas Braunstein and James Woolery in 2015 with $250 million in capital raised from 14 CEO partners. Hudson Executive Capital’s approach is very similar to Clifton Robbins’ Blue Harbour Group. Rather than forcing themselves into the boards of target companies, they work with the existing management behind closed doors and move to other targets if their presence isn’t welcomed by the management. According to Hudson Executive Capital’s website, the fund “seeks to preserve and drive shareholder value in a cooperative manner, formally forgoing the right to conduct hostile proxy fights and public media tactics.”

James Woolery resigned from Hudson Executive Capital in 2016.