Blake H. Walker
Portfolio Manager & Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Walker remains a research analyst first and foremost. He is actively involved in the portfolio management of each of the Grandeur Peak strategies. Mr. Walker is the firm’s Chief Investment Officer.
Mr. Walker was a partner at Wasatch Advisors and a portfolio manager on two funds at Wasatch Advisors before co-founding Grandeur Peak Global Advisors in 2011. Mr. Walker joined the research team at Wasatch Advisors in 2001 and launched the Wasatch International Opportunities Fund (WAIOX) in 2005. He teamed up with Robert Gardiner in 2008 to launch the Wasatch Global Opportunities Fund (WAGOX) while continuing as the lead manager of the International Opportunities Fund. Mr. Walker is an award-winning portfolio manager. His experience includes:
2001 - 2002Research Analyst on the Wasatch Micro Cap Fund (WMICX) and Wasatch International Growth Fund (WAIGX)
2005 - 2011Founder and Lead Manager of the Wasatch International Opportunities Fund (WAIOX)
2008 - 2011Founder and Co-Manager of the Wasatch Global Opportunities Fund (WAGOX)
2011 - 2013Founder and Co-Manager of the Grandeur Peak Global Opportunities Fund (GPGOX)
Founder and Co-Manager of the Grandeur Peak International Opportunities Fund (GPIOX)
Chief Investment Officer, Grandeur Peak Global Advisors
2013 - 2013Founder and Co-Manager of the Grandeur Peak Global Reach Fund (GPROX)
Founder and Co-Manager of the Grandeur Peak Emerging Markets Opportunities Fund (GPEOX)
Mr. Walker has a B.S. in Accounting from Brigham Young University. He is originally from Toronto, Canada. Mr. Walker speaks French and lived in France for two years. Blake and his wife Leslie have four children. Blake shares with them his passion for skiing, basketball, and hockey.