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Founding Partner and Portfolio Manager

Buddie Ballard, CFA

Buddie Ballard co-founded Alpha Capital Management in 2002 to provide clients with a partner whose interests are aligned with their own. During his 28-year career, Buddie worked with major Wall Street 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 and three children where he volunteers in a number of community sports and board positions. 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 is currently an active member of the West Austin Youth Association (WAYA) Board of Directors and the Triple Crown Baseball Board of Directors. Formerly, Mr. Ballard coached West Austin Pop Warner (WAPW) football and a number of little league baseball teams. 

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