Mason Morfit

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G. Mason Morfit is the President and Chief Investment Officer of ValueAct Capital. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of Microsoft in March 2014.[1][2] He left the Microsoft Board of Directors in November 2017. [3]


Morfit has a B.A. from Princeton University and is a CFA charter holder.[clarification needed]


Morfit joined the ValueAct Capital in January 2001. Prior to that, he worked in equity research for Credit Suisse First Boston. He is a director of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International and a former director of Advanced Medical Optics, Inc., C.R. Bard, Inc., Immucor, Inc., MSD Performance, Inc., and Solexa, Inc.[4]


In December 2016, Morfit catalyzed a tribute to Carrie Fisher at Lucasfilm Yoda statue by dropping a bouquet of flowers and a personal note. The site became a citywide meeting point for grieving Star Wars fans.[5]


  1. ^ "Mason Morfit Joins Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Board Of Directors". ValueWalk. March 12, 2014. Retrieved September 22, 2014.
  2. ^ Popa, Bogdan (March 12, 2014). "Microsoft Appoints ValueAct Capital President as Board of Directors Member". Softpedia. Retrieved September 22, 2014.
  3. ^ "Activist investor Morfit leaving Microsoft's board". The Seattle Times. September 19, 2017.
  4. ^ "ValueAct Team | G. Mason Morfit". ValueAct Capital. Retrieved September 22, 2014.
  5. ^ Pereira, Alyssa (December 28, 2016). "Tributes to Carrie Fisher appear around San Francisco". SFGate. Retrieved January 5, 2016.