At the tender age of being only a high school senior, Sawyer Howitt has put his specialties of Finance and Business to work and is the Project Manager at The Meriwether Group, a company founded by his father, David, that provides business and financing services to entrepreneurs. Both men are considered to be brilliant entrepreneurs, and Sawyer Howitt is already helping to take the company to higher success. He understands the financial and operational needs of a business, knows the importance of giving customers excellent service, is innovative, constantly challenges himself to do better, makes objective decisions, and comes up with new ideas that better the business.
A project he is working on at Meriwether Group is using RFID technology to speed up customers’ retail shopping. Every product has a RFID tracking chip on the package. His plan is to use these chips to allow customers to leave and be automatically charged for their purchases. That will mean no need for lines and cash registers, dramatically speeding up the experience.
Prior to working at his current job and demonstrating that age is not a limitation, Sawyer Howitt worked for 11 months in 2015-2016 at RFID Checkout as a Business Strategy Analyst.
Sawyer Howitt also plays racquetball for Portland’s Oregon Racquetball Club. In high school, he was very successful on that team. Although pretty much a singles player and being a leftie, he has been trying to learn to play doubles as his new health club’s leagues are primarily doubles.
We don’t know where he finds the extra spare time, but Sawyer Howitt is already helpful in the community and is a role model to young people. He mentors troubled youth, supports educational funding, is an advocate for women’s rights, and has headed international groups in ethnic studies.