Karey Barker, CFA

Founding Managing Director

Karey is the Founding Managing Director of Cross Creek Advisors. Karey first developed the concept for Cross Creek in 2004 while managing Wasatch Advisors’ Small Cap Ultra Growth portfolios. As a public equity money manager, she saw a need to develop expertise in the private equity markets to better understand emerging themes and competition. She formed the Cross Creek group inside of Wasatch Advisors in 2006 and managed the Cross Creek team inside of Wasatch Advisors until 2012.

Prior to Cross Creek, Karey was a portfolio manager for Wasatch Small Cap Ultra Growth portfolios for nearly 15 years. She joined Wasatch Advisors in 1989 and served in a variety of roles including as a member of the Wasatch Advisors Board of Directors from 1995 through 2012.