Robert T. Gardiner, CFA
Portfolio Manager, CEO, & Director of Research
Mr. Gardiner is co-manager of the Grandeur Peak Global Opportunities portfolio and the Grandeur Peak Global International Opportunities portfolio and one of the lead managers of the Grandeur Peak Global Reach Fund. He is also the CEO and Director of Research for Grandeur Peak Global Advisors.
Mr. Gardiner was a senior partner, principal shareholder, and portfolio manager at Wasatch Advisors before founding Grandeur Peak Global Advisors in 2011. Mr. Gardiner has been in the Investment Management industry since 1981, and involved in managing equity portfolios since 1986. He is a highly acclaimed portfolio manager with numerous recognitions. Mr. Gardiner's experience includes:
1986 - 1995Investment Committee member for the Wasatch Small Cap Growth (WAAEX) and Core Growth (WGROX) funds
1995 - 2006Founder and Lead Manager of the Wasatch Micro Cap Fund (WMICX)
1997 - 2001Founder and Co-Manager of the Wasatch Small Cap Value Fund (WMCVX)
2003 - 2004Founder and Co-Manager of the Wasatch Micro Cap Value Fund (WAMVX)
2005 - 2007Wasatch Advisors Director of Research
2008 - 2011Founder and Lead Manager of the Wasatch Global Opportunities Fund (WAGOX)
2011 - PresentFounder and Co-Manager of the Grandeur Peak Global Opportunities Fund (GPGOX)
Founder and Co-Manager of the Grandeur Peak International Opportunities Fund (GPIOX)
2013 - PresentFounder and Co-Lead Manager of the Grandeur Peak Global Reach Fund (GPROX)
Mr. Gardiner was a Director of Wasatch Advisors and a member of the Executive Management Team from 1994 - 2007. During his time at Wasatch, the firm grew from 1 to 18 products and from $20 million to $11 billion under management. Mr. Gardiner was also a member of the original investment committee for Cross Creek Capital, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wasatch Advisors making late stage venture capital investments.
Mr. Gardiner 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. He speaks French and lived in France for two years. Mr. Gardiner holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the Salt Lake City Society of Financial Analysts. Robert and his wife Susie have five children. Robert is an outdoor enthusiast and has enjoyed serving as the local Boy Scout Troup Leader.
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