#42: Wes Hall
Founder & CEO, Kingsdale Shareholder Services
Why he matters: Navigates high-stakes boardroom battles
“Activism is a new asset class,” Wes Hall has been known to say. He’s one of the primary beneficiaries of that trend. Hall’s firm has helped some of the business world’s highest-profile companies and activists through raucous shareholder disputes, even representing Pershing Square Capital in its epic battle to install Hunter Harrison at CP. Hall’s clients, which include Suncor and BHP Billiton, are becoming increasingly global as he expands operations around the world.