Being born into a family where entrepreneurship is already part of the fabric is great for a person who is interested in carrying on that spirit. It is not that every child born to entrepreneurial parents are ready to become captains of industry, or to even be particularly industrious, but for those that have an interest, having family that have proven success makes implementing plans for their success a bit easier. Sawyer Howitt is just out of high school, and although he is a talented racquetball player, where he really shines is working as a project manager in his father’s firm, the Meriwether Group.
The young Mr. Howitt is charged with overseeing several facets of projects the firm is involved with. The Meriwether Group is, in and of itself, an entrepreneur incubator of sorts. The entire focus of the firm is to find those that are interested in launching their own businesses and helping them along the path to eventual success. The ability to see company’s through the entire business cycle, from a very young age, is going to give Sawyer Howitt an advantage over most everyone else he will come into contact as his career unfolds and takes shape.
Sawyer Howitt has spent much of his high school years learning all he can about business and finance. His age keeps him interested in doing everything from analyzing spreadsheet data to taking notes during key meetings. He is eager to learn all he can about business, and he has also delved into various philanthropic ventures, like organizations focused on advancing women’s rights and also those that are focused on educational funding. These are all things he has done while in high school.
He is continuing his education at the University of California at Berkeley planning to major in business and economics. Although much of this young man’s life has been about learning all he can about business, he does make time for racquetball, a sport in which he has consistently excelled, and he can also be found trout fishing around the many lakes and rivers in his home state of Oregon.