Bowdy is a principal in Douglass Winthrop Advisors, LLC, working in the firm’s Washington, DC office. He has twenty years’ experience in the investment management industry, most recently as a Principal with the Grosvenor Funds, a Washington, DC-based venture capital company where he led many of the firm’s investments in biotech, telecommunications, Internet and e-commerce. He is also a Founder and Principal of BlueWing Asset Management, a firm which makes direct investments in mortgage backed securities and their derivatives. Bowdy began his career practicing law with the Washington, DC based firm, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP where his practice focused on corporate finance, including mergers and acquisitions and venture capital. Bowdy also spent two years as Deputy Assistant Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency with responsibility for toxic waste management and cleanup.
Bowdy serves as an Advisor to the Civil Courage Prize and as a member of the board of the Waterfowl Research Foundation and of ORB Media. Previously, he served on the boards of The Nature Conservancy, MD/DC Chapter, Hospice Care of the District of Columbia, the African Wildlife Foundation and The Ocean Foundation.
Bowdy received a BA in Economics from Trinity College in 1977 and a JD from Georgetown University where he served as an editor of the Tax Lawyer.