Bowen S. Diehl

President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

Mr. Diehl joined Capital Southwest in 2014 and leads the firm's investment activities and strategic direction. He brings over 20 years of experience in sourcing, structuring and managing investments in a variety of industries. Mr. Diehl came to Capital Southwest from American Capital, Ltd., which he joined in 2001 and had been a Managing Director since 2007. While at American Capital, he closed investments in 15 platform companies and several add-on acquisitions, representing over $1.1 billion of invested capital. Mr. Diehl’s investments have been in a variety of industries, including industrial manufacturing, healthcare, business services and consumer finance. Mr. Diehl earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree, with majors in Environmental/Geotechnical Engineering and Economics, from Vanderbilt University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.  Mr. Diehl lives in Dallas with his wife and three children.