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Robert Gardiner

Robert Gardiner

Title: Co-Founder & CEO

Company: Grandeur Peak Funds

Huntsman School Interactions:

Entrepreneur Leadership Series Speaker - February 10, 2016


Robert is the co-founder and CEO of Grandeur Peak Funds, an investment firm with $2.6 billion under management. He has been in the investment management industry since 1981, and involved in managing equity portfolios since 1986. Prior to founding Grandeur Peak, Robert was a Director of Wasatch Advisors and a member of the Executive Management Team from 1994 to 2007. During this time, the firm grew from $20M to $11B under his management. He has received numerous awards and recognitions for his highly acclaimed portfolio management skills.

Robert graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Utah with a B.A. in Physics, a B.S. in Mathematics, and minors in chemistry and French. Robert and his wife, Susie, have five children. Robert is an outdoor enthusiast and has enjoyed serving as a youth leader in the community.


Entrepreneur Leadership Speaker Series: February 10, 2016