Craig Thrasher, CFA, is a Portfolio Manager and a Senior Research Analyst at Kayne Anderson Rudnick with primary research responsibilities for the International Small Cap Portfolio. Before joining Kayne Anderson Rudnick in 2008, Mr. Thrasher worked at Kirr, Marbach & Company as an equity analyst and at Wedbush Morgan Securities in correspondent credit. He has approximately 11 years of equity research experience. Mr. Thrasher earned a B.S. in business and public administration, concentration in finance, from the University of Arizona, and an MBA from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business. Mr. Thrasher is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder.