Roy S. Jespersen
Mr. Jespersen is a former principal and member of the board of directors at Wasatch Advisors and Wasatch Funds, Inc. Wasatch is a Salt Lake City based investment management firm and mutual fund company that manages over $10 billion in assets. Currently Mr. Jespersen is employed as an independent advisor to Grandeur Peak Global Funds. He is also a principal and serves on the Board of Directors of Eastisoft, Inc., a Bulgarian based, financial services company (Finzoom) with offices in Bucharest, Sofia, and Istanbul.
Mr. Jespersen is the Board President at the Utah Museum of Modern Art (UMOCA) and serves on the Investment Committee of Intermountain HealthCare, one of the country’s largest health care providers. He is the former Chairman of the Policy Governance Board for CHOICE Humanitarian, an international NGO with operations in Africa, Mexico, Bolivia, Peru, and Nepal. Jespersen served on the Advisory Board at Brigham Young University’s Romney Institute and is also the past president and founding director of the MountainWest Venture Group, a non-aligned, non-profit organization that assists high-growth start-up companies throughout the inter-mountain area.
Mr. Jespersen is a former trustee of the Monterey School of International Studies. He is a current member of the International Advisory Board of the James Martin Center for Non-proliferation Studies as well as the Leadership Council for the Monterey Institute of International Studies.
Jespersen holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Northwestern University’s Graduate School of Management. He and his wife, Anne, an architect and artist, live in Salt Lake City, Utah and Buenos Aires, Argentina. They have three adult children. Their oldest son, Soren, and daughter-in-law, Kristen Orr, are both graduates of MIIS.