Mr. Bythrow is the Lead Portfolio Manager for the Wasatch Micro Cap Value Fund. He joined Wasatch Advisors in 2003 and became a Portfolio Manager for the Micro Cap Value Fund at its inception later that year.
From 1998 to 2003, Mr. Bythrow was a portfolio manager for the Monogram Special Equity Fund, where he also managed separate account large-cap value portfolios. Earlier, he was an equity analyst with Parkstone Funds and a credit analyst with Shoreline Bank.
Mr. Bythrow earned a Master of Business Administration from California State University, Sacramento and a Bachelor of Science in Social Sciences from the United States Air Force Academy, where he received the Outstanding Cadet in Social Sciences award for being the top graduate in Social Sciences. He is also a CFA charterholder.
Mr. Bythrow served as a communications/computer officer from 1989 to 1994 in the United States Air Force, where he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal and obtained the rank of Captain. While in the Air Force, he was the leader of the United States Air Force International Rifle Shooting Team and set several individual and team records for marksmanship.
Brian is a Michigan native who enjoys spending time with his family outdoors, golfing, hiking and hunting. He is also very involved in the community—teaching free personal-finance courses in local community centers and churches, and actively supporting charities that operate orphanages and adoption services around the world.