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Our Team

Cook & Bynum Capital Management is an independent, partner-owned money manager with a pure value investing philosophy. The firm is an SEC-registered investment advisor headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. For more information, we encourage you to contact us.

Mr. Richard P. Cook
Portfolio Manager
Mr. Cook co-founded Cook & Bynum Capital Management in 2001. Before forming the firm, he worked for Tudor Investment Corporation in Greenwich, Connecticut. Richard attended Hampden-Sydney College where he graduated summa cum laude in three years with a B.S. in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Economics and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Mr. Richard P. Cook
Portfolio Manager
Mr. J. Dowe Bynum
Portfolio Manager
Mr. Bynum co-founded Cook & Bynum Capital Management in 2001. Before forming the firm, he worked as an analyst in the Equities Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co., Inc. in New York, New York. Dowe attended Princeton University where he graduated with a B.S.E. in Operations Research & Financial Engineering and a Certificate in Finance. Dowe serves on the Glenwood Board of Directors & Advisors and is also a member of the Mountain Brook City Schools Foundation Board.
Mr. J. Dowe Bynum
Portfolio Manager
Mr. David A. Hobbs, Jr.
President
Mr. Hobbs joined Cook & Bynum Capital Management in 2010 as a principal and the firm’s President. He oversees and is ultimately responsible for the firm’s non-investment operations, including sales, marketing, back office support, and compliance. Prior to joining Cook & Bynum he was a principal at Founders Investment Banking, a boutique merchant banking firm focused on merger & acquisition advisory and niche direct investing. David also previously worked as a financial analyst in the corporate finance groups of investment bank Robertson Stephens and commercial bank Wachovia. He received an M.B.A. from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University and attended Hampden-Sydney College, where he was valedictorian of his class and graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Economics. While at Hampden-Sydney, David was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and captain of the basketball team.
Mr. David A. Hobbs, Jr.
President
Lynne S. Owens
Controller
Ms. Owens joined Cook & Bynum Capital Management in 2006 as the firm’s Controller, making her responsible for a variety of the firm’s internal administrative and financial reporting functions. Before joining Cook & Bynum, Lynne served in a number of management and leadership roles for various non-profit and philanthropic organizations. Additionally, she founded, ran, and later sold a small service business. Lynne graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Marketing Management from the University of Alabama.
Lynne S. Owens
Controller
Amanda S. Pridgen
Fund Administration Associate
Mrs. Pridgen joined Cook & Bynum Capital Management in 2014, and she currently serves as an associate within the firm’s fund administration and compliance functions. In this role, Amanda is responsible for managing the day-to-day fund administration and compliance activities for the firm’s mutual fund, The Cook & Bynum Fund, and private accounts. Prior to joining Cook & Bynum, she worked at Georgia Pacific in Atlanta Georgia, where she held various positions in the company’s Containerboard Division. Amanda graduated with a B.S. in Marketing from Auburn University.
Amanda S. Pridgen
Fund Administration Associate
Allison M. Greenhalgh
Investor Relations Associate
Mrs. Greenhalgh joined Cook & Bynum Capital Management in 2017 as an Investor Relations Associate and the firm’s office manager, making her responsible for a variety of client support, marketing, and administrative activities. Prior to joining Cook & Bynum, Allison worked in a variety of marketing roles within the finance and publishing industries. Allison graduated with a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Alabama and has a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Allison M. Greenhalgh
Investor Relations Associate
Enrico Camata
Research Analyst
Mr. Camata joined Cook & Bynum Capital Management in 2016 as a research analyst after completing an internship with the firm. In this role, Enrico is fully dedicated to supporting the firm’s international and domestic investment research efforts across all of its investment vehicles. He attended Yale University where he majored in Economics and Physics.
Enrico Camata
Research Analyst