Z. Cornell Bowden, MBA

President & Founder


Prior to starting Sheets Smith Investment Management in 2003, Mr. Cornell Bowden was the Chief Investment Officer of Atlantic Capital Management, Ltd. Earlier in his career, Mr. Bowden served as Senior Vice President and equity strategist of Companion Capital Management Inc. Before joining Companion, he managed the co-mingled equity and money market funds of the Trust Department of Bankers Trust of South Carolina. He began his investment career as a securities analyst with Wachovia Bank & Trust Co., N.A. in 1970.

Mr. Bowden has extensive experience managing equity only and tactical asset allocation balanced portfolios. Since 2010, performance composites of his portfolios have been distinguished multiple times as “Top Guns” by Informa Investment Solutions. He serves as the lead portfolio manager for the active asset Allocation Balanced and Quantitative Equity portfolios. He has responsibility for the strategic and tactical asset allocation used to manage portfolio risk in these balanced portfolios as well as individual stock selection and sector allocation in both balanced and equity only accounts.

Cornell received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Duke University and his Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from Emory University. Cornell is an Eagle Scout and enjoys fly fishing and woodworking. He also serves in various capacities at his local church.


Gregory C. Bowden, MBA

Analyst & Portfolio Manager


Mr. Greg Bowden joined Sheets Smith Investment Management in November of 2015 as an Analyst and Portfolio Manager.

Prior to joining the firm, Greg served in various Financial Planning and Analysis roles with Bristow Group, Inc., Melior Innovations, Inc. and Waste Management, Inc. His experience includes mergers & acquisitions, corporate venture capital investing, business valuations, and forecasting and budgeting.

Greg holds a Master of Business Administration degree and a Master of Bioengineering degree from Rice University and a Bachelor of Science degree with Highest Honors in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is also a Level III candidate for accreditation as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Greg is an Eagle Scout and enjoys fishing, golf and woodworking in addition to playing with his three young daughters. He is active in his church coordinating a men's ministry providing in-home repairs and handyman services to widows. Greg and his wife, Carrie, live in Houston, Texas.