Byron Roth is the Executive Chairman of Roth Capital Partners. Under his management, the firm has helped raise over $100 billion for small-cap companies, as well as advising on many merger and acquisition transactions. Mr. Roth through his ownership in Waco Limited, LLC, an affiliate of Roth Capital Partners, is a co-founder of three private investment firms; Rx3 Ventures, LP, an influencer fund co-founded by Aaron Rodgers focused on consumer growth investments, RIVI Capital, LLC, concentrated in the mining sector and Aceras Life Sciences, LLC, an in-house incubator focused on funding the development of novel medical innovations. He is on the board of managers for the management companies of RX3 and RIVI. In addition, Mr. Roth co-founded two long only asset management firms: Cortina Asset Management, recently acquired by Silvercrest Asset Management (NASDAQ: SAMG), and EAM Investors, LLC.
Mr. Roth is a member of the Advisory Council, Executive Committee and serves as the Chairman on the Nominating Committee for the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. He is a founding member of the University of San Diego Executive Cabinet for the Athletic Department and former member of the Board of Trustees, where he served on the Investment Committee for the university's endowment and athletic department for nine years. Mr. Roth also sits on the Executive Board of SMU’s Cox School of Business.
Mr. Roth serves as Chair of the Pacific Region Board of Trustees and is on the Board of Governors for the Boys and Girls Club of America. He sits on the Board of Directors for the Lott IMPACT Foundation, whose Lott IMPACT Trophy is presented annually to the college football defensive IMPACT player of the year for their contribution on and off the field. Mr. Roth was the 2021 annual honoree for the Elephant Cooperation, received the 2018 Athletes First Classic Golden Heart Award benefiting the Orangewood Foundation, and was the honoree at the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) 2015 Celebration of Heroes, Heart and Hope Gala . Mr. Roth earned his BBA from the University of San Diego in 1985 and his MBA from the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business in 1987.