Wasatch Advisors has named Eugene “Gene” Podsiadlo director of mutual funds.

Podsiadlo has been a member of the fund company’s board of directors since 2002 and is a managing director of its venture capital affiliate, Cross Creek Capital. He was previously president of Warburg Pincus Funds and managing director of Warburg Pincus. He was also a director of the firm’s Tokyo subsidiary, where he built a successful mutual fund unit. Later in his career, Podsiadlo was president of SPARX Funds Trust.

“We are fortunate to have Gene expand his leadership role with Wasatch Funds,” said Wasatch Advisors President Jeff Cardon. “We value his years of experience in the industry as we continue to grow our business and bring the best active portfolio management to our investors.”

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