Dianne McKeever MS – 2017 Top 100 Under 50 Executive Leader

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Dianne McKeever MS
Chief Investment Officer
Ides Capital Management LP
New York University

In 2015 when ­McKeever launched Ides Capital, she became the only woman running an activist hedge fund that’s shaking up U.S. companies. Shares of Boingo Wireless a provider of Wi-Fi hotspots have risen since McKeever revealed her campaign to amplify the company’s value in March of 2016. For Ides, the rewards have been even greater: Its investment has returned more than 55% since the firm began buying the stock in late 2015. McKeever has made corporate governance a pillar of her strategy, and in doing so she has become known as a champion of boardroom gender diversity. McKeever graduated college in 2001 with dual degrees in chemistry and chemical engineering at New York University and the Stevens Institute of Technology.