Chief Executive Officer & Chief Investment Officer
Cannon became our CEO in 2020 after serving as CIO for thirteen years. Known as an infectious optimist and collaborator, Cannon sets the vision and mission for our firm and optimizes how our dynamic teams help our clients fulfill their lives and legacies. He believes that relationships matter and champions making connections across our teams, networks and communities to solve our clients’ and our communities’ most pressing challenges. He works closely with first-generation wealth generators, high earners, and small business owners as they fulfill their wealth plans, tapping his own experience as a business owner for the past 15 years.
As CIO, a position that leverages his Wall Street roots, Cannon oversees our investment committee and, together with our Chief Wealth Strategist and Director of Research, sets our wealth generation framework, philosophy, and approach. Under his leadership, our firm has been independently recognized in multiple years by the Financial Times among the top 300 annual advisers in the US and was featured by Charles Schwab in 2020 as a case study for its virtual work during the pandemic.
Prior to joining CornerCap, Cannon was a senior equity analyst at CIBC World Markets (formerly Oppenheimer), covering IT business services (2006-07), wireless services (2001-05), and emerging telecom (1998-05). Cannon has provided commentary on CNBC, CNN, Lou Dobbs MoneyLine, and Bloomberg News. He has also been quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and Fortune, among other publications. He was rated a five-star analyst by Zachs Research in 2006. Cannon has an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA from Princeton University in Political Economy.
Public service is important to Cannon. He is Board Chair and Past-President of the Rotary Club of Atlanta, heads the investment committee for the Wesleyan College endowment, and is Past-Chair of the Advisory Board for the Center for Ethics at Emory University, among other nonprofit endeavors. In 2021, he was honored with the Marion Collier Ross Leadership Award by the Rotary Club of Atlanta for outstanding leadership during the pandemic.
Education and Accreditation
- BA, Political Economy – Princeton University
- MBA – Columbia Business School
Cannon’s Insights & Resources
Soft Landing for the Economy?
Since last March, the Fed has raised rates more aggressively than at any point in the past forty years. The latest economic data shows that the economy is slowing materially without causing rising unemployment—an impressive feat and begging the question, has the Fed done enough?
Will the Fed Overshoot?
Last week’s better-than-expected inflation report brought relief to markets. Both stocks and bonds rebounded as investors anticipated that the Fed won’t have to be as aggressive in raising rates to tame runaway prices.
Recession Ahead? Here’s the Latest View from the Capital Markets
Is a recession coming? We are getting that question a [...]
Champions, Transitions, and Success: An Interview with Tennis Legend Wayne Bryan
At CornerCap, we strive to embody our Life Appreciates philosophy [...]
The Unexpected Similarities Between Tennis and Investing
As we emerge from the pandemic and navigate its aftermath, [...]
Preparing for the Many Unknowns of Life After Business Ownership
As CEO of CornerCap, I frequently get to meet the [...]
Business Scaling Guide: What You Need to Know
Business growth can be confusing to entrepreneurs big and small. [...]
How to Manage Your Personal Finances as an Entrepreneur
Managing your personal finances can seem straightforward when you're working [...]
Is the Economy Strong Enough to Handle Higher Rates?
Is the economy strong enough to handle higher rates, or [...]
CornerCap Market Commentary: Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine
CIO Cannon Carr shares his thoughts on how Russia's War on Ukraine might impact US financial markets.
MARKET COMMENTARY: Inflation and the Economy in 2022
How high will inflation go, how solid is the economy, [...]
How Certain Is Uncertainty?
When it comes to growing and protecting your wealth people feel that the future today is more uncertain than ever before. CIO Cannon Carr talks about the role of psychology and data in today's financial markets.
Quick Take on Cryptocurrency
https://youtu.be/efXJvXItaQY What place – if any? – does cryptocurrency have [...]
To Play, or Not to Play, That Is the Question
My wife and I recently enjoyed dinner with another couple, [...]
Market Insights: Inflation Fears Abating?
Inflation is one of the biggest long-term threats to wealth [...]
Market Insights: Our Outlook for Rising Rates
Is inflation upon us? Since early February, the yield on [...]
Road to Recovery: Investment Outlook for 2021
Our RtoR series is designed to help investors filter the [...]
Road to Recovery: Market Activity since the Bottom
For today’s investor, there’s still a lot of uncertainty as [...]