Chris Retzler

Team Member

Managing Director, EVP, Portfolio Manager

Since January 2008, Chris Retzler has been Portfolio Manager of Needham Small Cap Growth Fund.  He has been Co-Portfolio Manager of the Needham Growth Fund since January 2009. 

Chris joined Needham Asset Management in 2005 as a Portfolio Analyst, coming from Winterkorn, a privately-owned orthopedic device company where he spent the previous three years. Prior to Winterkorn, Chris was part of Merrill Lynch’s Investment Banking division from 1994 to 2002.

Chris enjoys building long-term relationships with the management teams of his portfolio companies and the investment community, and also the challenges of finding undiscovered or misunderstood investment opportunities.  

Chris graduated with a BA from Bucknell University in 1993, moving on to become a Fulbright Scholar in 1994. He received his MBA from Columbia Business School in 1999.

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