Our Professionals


Our professional staff has over 200 years of combined experience and many of them have worked for the country’s leading investment management firms.



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Matthew R. Boden, CFA

Matt is a Portfolio Manager for Fixed Income and Balanced portfolios.  Prior to joining Buckhead Capital in 2015, he spent ten years with StableRiver Capital Management where he was responsible for managing $2 billion in fixed income assets for corporate, pension, endowment, foundation, and municipal clients.  Before joining StableRiver, he worked for both ValuBond Securities and JP Morgan.  Matt holds a CFA charter and is a member of both the CFA Institute and the Atlanta Society of Finance and Investment Professionals. He earned a B.S. degree in Management Science and Information Systems from Pennsylvania State University and an MBA in Finance from Georgia State University.  Matt is married and has two children.  In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf and coaching baseball.


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Walter E. DuPre, CFA, Partner

Walter serves as a Portfolio Manager on the firm’s Diversified Value, High Net Worth, and Value Equity investment teams. He also serves as the Chief Compliance Officer.  Prior to joining Buckhead Capital in 1996, he was the Managing Director of the Southern regional office of Prudential Capital Group, which was responsible for the management of a portfolio of $2.5 billion in private debt and equity securities.  Walter received his B.A. in English and American Literature from Brown University and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.  He holds a CFA charter and is a member of both the CFA Institute and the Atlanta Society of Finance and Investment Professionals.  He has served as the chairman of Prevent Blindness Georgia, as an Elder of First Presbyterian Church, and most recently as the Treasurer of Kairos Church.  Married, with two daughters and two grandchildren, Walter enjoys reading and travel in his spare time.


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Timothy S. Daughtry, CFA

Tim serves as a Research Associate at Buckhead Capital Management.  Prior to joining Buckhead Capital in 2011, he graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology where he received a B.S. with honors in Management and a concentration in Finance.  While an undergraduate he worked as an intern in investment management at Edge Capital Partners and as an intern in business valuation at Adams Capital.  Tim also served as a Director for the Georgia Tech Student Foundation Investments Committee where he was responsible for researching equities and managing the student endowment portfolio.  He holds a CFA charter and is a member of both the CFA Institute and the Atlanta Society of Finance and Investment Professionals.  In his free time, Tim likes to play golf and the guitar.  He and his wife also enjoy attending Georgia Tech football games.


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Tara A. Hart

Tara serves as the Business Manager for Buckhead Capital Management and also works with High Net Worth clients. Prior to joining Buckhead Capital in 2010, she was a Tax Manager with Aarons Grant & Habif, LLC, specializing in business advisory services for small to mid-sized clients. Tara began her career with the CPA firm E. Morrow PC, and has over ten years of accounting and tax experience. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Georgia State University and a Masters of Taxation from Florida Atlantic University.  Tara is an active volunteer with Georgia Special Olympics and with her daughters’ pre-school.  She enjoys travel and spending time with her husband and two daughters.


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Ralph H. Jenkins, CFA

Ralph serves as a Portfolio Manager for the Fixed Income and Balanced portfolios. Prior to joining Buckhead Capital, he was a Partner, Portfolio Manager and Director of Fixed Income at Invesco Capital Management. Ralph began his investment career at C&S Investment Counseling, Inc. and has more than thirty years of investment experience as an analyst and as an equity and fixed income portfolio manager. He received a B.B.C. from Auburn University and a M.A. in Finance from the University of Alabama. Ralph holds a CFA charter and is a Certified Investment Counselor.  He is also a member of both the CFA Institute and the Atlanta Society of Finance and Investment Professionals.  Married, with two daughters and four grandsons, Ralph enjoys playing golf and spending time at the beach or in the mountains.


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Harold F. (Rick) Nelson

Mr. Nelson serves as a Portfolio Manager on the firm’s Fixed Income and Balanced account investment teams.  Prior to joining Buckhead Capital Management, he was the CEO/CIO of StableRiver Asset Management, a fixed income boutique with $9 billion in assets under management. Before becoming the CEO/CIO of StableRiver (which was owned by SunTrust Bank until June, 2014), Rick was a Managing Director at Trusco Capital Management. He began his career at Wachovia Asset Management, where he rose to the position of Senior Vice President. Rick earned a B.S. degree in Business Management from St. Francis College and his MBA in Finance from Mercer University.  Rick and his wife have four children and two grandchildren.  He enjoys playing golf and spending time at the lake.


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Cynthia L. Prince

Cynthia serves as a Portfolio Manager and Administrator for High Net Worth clients. Prior to joining Buckhead Capital in 2000, she provided client service support at Lenox Capital, an investment firm focused on High Net Worth clients. Cynthia holds a B.S. in Finance from North Georgia College and State University and an MBA, with a concentration in Financial Planning, from Georgia State University.  A long-time volunteer at the Georgia Aquarium and the Hudgens Center for the Arts, she also enjoys making pottery, traveling, and spending time outdoors. 


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Matthew D. Reams, CFA, Partner

Matt serves as a Portfolio Manager for the firm’s Small Cap Value portfolios.  Prior to establishing the Small Cap Value strategy at Buckhead Capital in 2000, he was a Portfolio Manager at Montag & Caldwell Investment Counsel in Atlanta, Georgia.  At Montag, Matt was a voting member of the investment management team and co-managed the mutual fund department serving over 300 institutional clients and $3 billion in assets.  Previously, he was an investment consultant for a national consulting firm and an equity analyst for a Midwest investment-counseling firm.  Matt received a B.A. degree in Religion and Philosophy from Furman University.  He holds a CFA charter and is a member of both the CFA Institute and the Atlanta Society of Finance and Investment Professionals.  Married, with two sons and a daughter, Matt enjoys playing golf and coaching his children’s sports activities.


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Jonathan D. Smith

Jonathan serves as the firm’s equity trader.  Prior to joining Buckhead Capital, he was a senior trader in the Managed Accounts group for Invesco Capital Management. Previously, Mr. Smith was a Corporate Reorganization Analyst for Deutsche Bank and a Performance Analyst in the Managed Accounts group for J.C. Bradford & Company. He graduated with a B.A. in Finance from Middle Tennessee State University and an M.B.A. in Finance from Georgia State University.  Jonathan serves as a board member for the Georgia Securities Association.  In his free time, he enjoys refereeing soccer games and travelling abroad with his wife.


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Chad Stephens

Mr. Stephens serves as a Portfolio Manager on the firm’s Fixed Income and Balanced account investment teams. Prior to joining Buckhead Capital Management, he spent 15 years with StableRiver Captial Management where he specialized in securitized products on a fixed-income team that managed over $9 billion for institutional clients and mutual funds.  Prior to joining StableRiver (owned by SunTrust Bank until June 2014), Chad worked for Wachovia Securities in fixed-income trading for seven years.  He began his career with South Carolina National Bank as a credit analyst after graduating from the College of Charleston with a Bachelor of Science in Business.  Chad and his wife enjoy international travel.


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Kathryn G. Stratton, CFA

Kathy serves as a Portfolio Manager on the firm’s Fixed Income,  Balanced, and High Net Worth investment teams.  Prior to joining Buckhead Capital in 2007, she was a Partner and Portfolio Manager with Invesco Capital Management, specializing in fixed income, equity and balanced fund management for institutional clients. Kathy began her career with Bank of America, and has more than twenty years of investment experience. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Vanderbilt University. Kathy holds a CFA charter and is a member of both the CFA Institute and the Atlanta Society of Finance and Investment Professionals. An active member of the National Charity League, Kathy also volunteers at The Lovett School and with Tophat Soccer. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, travel, and time with her husband and three daughters.


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John D. Swanson, Partner

John serves as a Portfolio Manager on the firm’s Diversified Value, High Net Worth, and Value Equity investment teams.   Prior to joining Buckhead Capital in 1998, he was a member of Smith Barney’s Investment Consulting Group, where he was responsible for working with institutional and high net worth clients on investment policy statements, asset allocation and manager selection decisions.  Previously, John worked for NationsBank Capital Markets advising community banks on asset/liability management.  He received a B.S. in Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance from Auburn University.  John and his wife have three daughters.  When he is not working, John enjoys travel, golf, and cooking, including as the head chef of a competitive barbecue team in events around North Georgia.



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