Ricky C. Sandler
Mr. Sandler joined the Ashland board in January 2020. He brings more than 25 years of business and investment experience to the Board. In 1999 Mr. Sandler founded Eminence Capital, LP (“Eminence”), a global investment management organization with more than $7 billion under management. As the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Eminence, Mr. Sandler is responsible for managing a team of investment professionals and a diversified portfolio across most sectors of the equity market. Prior to launching Eminence, he was co-founder and co-general partner of Fusion Capital Management, LLC. Previously, he was a research analyst covering a wide range of industries and companies for Mark Asset Management, where he began his investing career in 1991. Currently, he serves as a member of the board of directors of the University of Wisconsin Foundation and as a member of its Investment Committee. Mr. Sandler also sits on the boards of several private companies.
Mr. Sandler holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Wisconsin. He has also received his Chartered Financial Analyst designation from the CFA Institute. He serves as a board member of the University of Wisconsin Foundation, and on the boards of several other smaller non-profit companies.
Mr. Sandler brings a unique institutional investor perspective, including strong relationships with other investors and stockholders, to the Board and can provide critical insight on issues most important to Ashland’s stockholders. As a result of his role at Eminence, he brings extensive experience and knowledge in the areas of finance, business strategy, accounting, risk oversight and corporate governance.