Ralph V. Whitworth, American businessman, Died at 60


Ralph Victor Whitworth was born in 1955, and died on September 29, 2016.

He was an American businessman.

Ralph founded a Relational Investors LLC, a private investment management firm based in San Diego, California, which primarily seeks out value stocks at companies deemed to be underperforming due to poor capital allocation discipline and corporate governance.

He co-founded Relational with David Batchelder in 1996; the firm manages approximately $6 billion, and Whitworth is currently a principal and member of the Investment Committee.

Ralph V. Whitworth donated $1 million to the assist at-risk students in the Humboldt County school system in Winnemucca, and established an endowment fund at the University of Nevada, Reno, that bears his name.

During 2003 Whitworth donated $1 million to Adopt-A-Minefield, a United Kingdom-based charity that raises awareness about land mines and their associated problems.

Ralph V. Whitworth serves on the Board of Trustees of Georgetown University Law Center.

Ralph V. Whitworth also serves of the Board of Trustees of The Bishop’s School in La Jolla, California.

Ralph V. Whitworth passed away at 60 years old.