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Founding Partner and Portfolio Manager


Buddie Ballard co-founded Alpha Capital Management in 2002 to provide clients with a partner whose interests are aligned with their own. During his 37-year career, Buddie worked with major Wall Street Investment firms in Senior Vice President and Managing Director capacities. With Alpha, he continues to oversee the firm’s research analysis and asset allocation policies while working with the firm’s clients on the implementation and administering of their particular investment policy statements.

Buddie earned a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Texas in 1997, a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Texas in 1986, and earned his Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2002.

Buddie lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, raised three children, and has volunteered in a number of community sports and board positions. Currently, he serves on the Advisory Board for the University of Texas McComb’s School of Business Wealth Management Center.  Previously, he served as the Chairman of the Oversight Committee of The University of Texas Ex-Student Association Endowment Fund from 2010-2016 having served an oversight committee member since 2001. Mr. Ballard has served on numerous youth-oriented sports organizations including the West Austin Youth Association (WAYA) Board of Directors and the Triple Crown Baseball Board of Directors as well coached West Austin Pop Warner (WAPW) football and a number of Western Hills Little League baseball teams.  Mr. Ballard is an avid University of Texas sports fan, fisherman, muscle car lover, and an active member of Tarrytown United Methodist Church. 

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