Craig Thrasher

Portfolio Manager & Senior Research Analyst at Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC

Craig Thrasher

Craig Thrasher

Portfolio Manager & Senior Research Analyst at Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC

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Mr. Craig S. Thrasher, CFA MBA, is a Portfolio Manager & Senior Research Analyst at Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC. He is a generalist covering International and Emerging Markets Small Cap. He joined the firm in 2008 and began working in the industry in 2004.Mr. Thrasher was previously employed as an Equity Analyst by Kirr, Marbach & Co. LLC and a Principal by Wedbush Securities, Inc.He received his B.S. in Business and Public Administration with concentration in Finance from the University of Arizona and an MBA from University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business.

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Portfolio Manager & Senior Research Analyst at Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC
Education
S. in Business & Public Administration, Concentration in Finance

Established in 1885, the University of Arizona, the state's super land-grant university with two medical schools, produces graduates who are real-world ready through its 100% Engagement initiative. Recognized as a global leader, the UA is also a leader in research, bringing more than $606 million in research investment each year, and ranking 20th among all public universities. The UA is advancing the frontiers of interdisciplinary scholarship and entrepreneurial partnerships, and is a member of the Association of American Universities, the 62 leading public and private research universities. It benefits the state with an estimated economic impact of $8.3 billion annually.

MBA

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is a graduate business school located in Chicago, Illinois, at the University of Chicago. Formerly known as the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, Chicago Booth is the second-oldest business school in the U.S., the first such school to offer an Executive MBA program, and the first to initiate a Ph.D. program in business. The school was renamed in 2008 following a $300 million endowment gift to the school by alumnus David G. Booth. The school has the third-largest endowment of any business school. The school's flagship campus is located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago on the main campus of the university. The school also maintains additional campuses in London and Asia (originally Singapore, but in July 2013 a move to Hong Kong was announced), as well as in downtown Chicago on the Magnificent Mile. In addition to conducting graduate business programs, the school conducts research in the fields of finance, economics, quantitative marketing research, and accounting. Chicago Booth is currently ranked first in the United States by Bloomberg Businessweek and first globally by the Economist.

Career History
Portfolio Manager & Senior Research Analyst
2008 - Current

Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management is a registered investment advisor based in Los Angeles, California with approximately $7 billion in assets under management. Our clients include affluent individuals, endowments, foundations, corporations, public funds, and pension plans for who it manages a range of portfolios having a common disciplined, high-quality investment philosophy

Equity Analyst
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Kirr Marbach & Co. (KM) is a value investor. They look for companies with solid business prospects, sound financial structures and strong shareholder-oriented management teams. They invest in stocks that are selling for 50 cents on the dollar. KM also looks for stocks with limited institutional recognition or sponsorship or that are otherwise out of favor. The firm employs powerful database screening tools to find stocks of companies with specific financial and/or valuation characteristics.KM uses a fundamental bottom-up approach along with an economic overview. Their valuation criteria include price/earnings, price/sales, price/market value and enterprise value/free cash flow. For financial strength criteria, the firm considers leverage, returns on invested capital, free cash flow generation and external financing needs.KM's All-Cap Value Equity Product (as represented by KM's Equity Composite) seeks to invest in stocks trading at a significant discount to the firm's estimation of intrinsic value, without regard to market capitalization or whether a stock is typically labeled value or growth. When constructing a portfolio, KM does not try to mimic a benchmark index and they do not purchase unattractive stocks just for the purposes of diversification.The firm's Balanced product utilizes a blend of the All-Cap Equity product with a fixed-income component to provide income and reduce volatility. Balanced accounts typically range from an equally-balanced 50/50 blend to a more equity-oriented 90/10 mix.

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Founded in 1955, Wedbush Securities, Inc., formerly Wedbush Morgan Securities, Inc., is a full-service investment bank and brokerage firm headquartered in Los Angeles, California. The firm is a subsidiary of WEDBUSH, Inc. Wedbush provides private and institutional brokerage, investment banking, private capital, research and asset management to individual, institutional and issuing clients. They provide brokerage and advisory services to both institutional and private clients. Wedbush focuses on middle-market companies. The firm has met the financing needs of numerous successful growth companies across a variety of industries through public offerings, private placements and financial advisory services.Wedbush Securities' research focuses on providing coverage of small and mid-sized companies in the following industries: (1) consumer products and services (2) technology (3) entertainment and media (4) life sciences and (5) industrial growth and clean technology.Within the consumer products and services sector, the firm focuses on consumer products, entertainment retail, footwear/apparel and specialty retail (hardlines, softlines and sporting goods). Their technology research focuses on communications equipment, datacenter technologies, enterprise software, software applications, infrastructure software, Internet infrastructure, semiconductors, telecommunications software, financial Technology and wireless equipment. Wedbush Securities' research within the entertainment and media sector includes software, toys, movies and Internet advertising/media. The firm's life sciences research focuses on biotechnology, biopharmaceuticals, cardiovascular, devices/regenerative, emerging pharmaceuticals, healthcare services/managed care, medical diagnostics/life science tools, medical technology and specialty pharmaceuticals. Within the industrial growth and clean technology sector, the firm focuses on solar technology, water and renewable energy solutions. Wedbush Securities provides a variety of reports to institutional and private clients. These reports include a daily research summary and monthly portfolio highlights.

Awards & Honors
CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst)
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