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Cory Dowless

Director  //  Atlanta, GA


  • Residential & Commercial Trades
  • Technology & Professional Services

Cory is a Director in our Atlanta office. Most recently, Cory led business operations as Chief Operating Officer at The Memory Company (licensed products manufacturer for NFL, MLB, and more) where he boosted profitability and enabled sales growth with strategic & digital transformation initiatives including an ERP implementation & process automation. Previously, Cory led the southeast sales team for ABB’s discrete automation division. While at ABB, Cory received the 2019 Sales Excellence Award for top revenue growth & 2019 ABB Employee Achievement Award for sales and leadership contributions (top 50 of 30,000 employees). Cory received his Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering with Honors from Auburn University, where he received a merit-based scholarship, and his MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

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Doing what is right and ethical will make you a strong leader in the long run even if it causes pain or loss (to you or to others) in the short term.”

– Don Davis

My Passion

I love working with business owners to help them find their best option – whether that means continuing to grow their business without a partner, finding an equity partner to grow, or exiting fully. Owners often have spent a large portion of their career (or their whole lives) building a business and only get one chance to get their exit right; guiding owners through that process and helping them evaluate life-changing partnership & exit opportunities is what drives me.

Outside the Office

I spend most of my spare time with my wife, Dana, and three kids, Luke, June, and Jack. When not planning Disney World trips for the family, I mostly focus on improving my pickleball game or golfing.

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Call: (470) 443-2826