Eric D. Wanger is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Wanger Investment Management, Inc. and serves as the Portfolio Manager of the Wanger Long Term Opportunity Strategy. Prior to founding Wanger Investment Management, Mr. Wanger was a senior investment analyst at Barrington Research Associates (Chicago) covering technology and business services. Prior to that, Mr. Wanger was a software, communications, and technology analyst for the Edgewater Funds, a private equity/venture capital firm with over $1 billion under management. Before joining Edgewater funds in 2000, Mr. Wanger worked in Silicon Valley providing consulting, training, and software development to early-stage firms. Between 1991 and 1996, Mr. Wanger was a principal consultant at EDW, Ltd, a firm he founded to provide software development, training in rapid software development techniques (NeXT), and systems interoperability consulting services for large multi-vendor and distributed computer networks. EDW's clients included such companies as Fannie Mae, MCI, Swiss Bank Corp (UBS), Chrysler, Merrill Lynch, Apple Computer, Stanford University, and The Acorn Funds. Between 1986 and 1991, Mr. Wanger served as President of Cornerstone Information Systems, Inc. a systems integrator he founded in Chicago specializing in design, support, integration, and training for office automation, accounting systems, and networking. Mr. Wanger received his J.D. from Stanford Law School and is a member of the California Bar. He was co-founder and managing editor of the Stanford Technology Law Review. Mr. Wanger holds a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Mr. Wanger and his wife live in Chicago with their three children. He enjoys classical and jazz piano, hiking and aviation. He is an instrument rated private pilot. Mr. Wanger serves as a trustee for the Acorn Foundation.