Eric W. Huefner, MBA
President, COO, & CCO
Mr. Huefner is President, COO, and CCO of Grandeur Peak Global Advisors. Before co-founding Grandeur Peak Global Advisors in 2011, Mr. Huefner was a partner, vice president, and the director of the $8B mutual fund business at Wasatch Advisors. Mr. Huefner was also a vice president of Wasatch Funds.
Mr. Huefner’s experience at Wasatch Advisors spanned eleven years. He joined the firm’s operation team in 1980, and then went on to become a research analyst and member of the investment committee before deciding to pursue an MBA. Mr. Huefner returned to Wasatch Advisors year later in 2006 to manage the mutual fund business and lead the firm’s marketing efforts.
Prior to rejoining Wasatch Advisors, Mr. Huefner was a Senior Business Director managing the V8 Beverages line for Campbell’s. He spent the prior 12 years in various management positions at Kraft/Nabisco, Sara Lee, and Campbell’s. Before business school, Mr. Huefner spent three years as a middle and upper school math teacher, and a basketball, golf, soccer, and lacrosse coach.
Mr. Huefner graduated from Harvard University with honors, receiving an A.B. in Economics. He earned an MBA with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mr. Huefner has lived in Israel and Switzerland. He currently serves as a Trustee on The Waterford School Board of Trustees. Eric and his wife Martha have four girls. Eric cherishes his role as father and is often found coaching his daughter’s athletic teams.
Eric W. Huefner is a Registered Representative of ALPS Distributors, Inc.