Coleman Lew Canny Bowen - Charlotte

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  • Office: Coleman Lew Canny Bowen - Charlotte
  • Location: Charlotte, U.S.
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After the Jacksonville, FL native earned an MBA from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, Gray Dunaway spent eight years in Banc of America Securities’ Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities (CMBS) Group structuring and securitizing mortgages to the nation’s top real estate investment funds.

She has also served as business manager for a company that develops women leaders and transforms corporate cultures. At Flynn Heath Holt Leadership, Gray initiated and developed the business model for a $120,000 scholarship-based leadership program for female nonprofit executives.

During her mortgage banking days, Gray was repeatedly voted one of the top 4 percent of Charlotte-area mortgage lenders.

Gray and her husband, a Charlotte native whose family has lived in the city for generations, have two sons and a Cavalier King Charles spaniel.

The cum laude Tufts University graduate volunteers with Heart Math Tutoring and is on the steering committee for 2020 Women on Boards. At her church – Christ Episcopal – she created a multigenerational service project to aid sex trafficking victims. She and her husband have two sons.

Contact Coleman Lew Canny Bowen - Charlotte

Our team is a seamless blend of two nationally respected, independent firms. Canny, Bowen – a generalist firm with particular expertise in industrial and legal searches – was founded in New York in 1954. Greg Gabel, formerly of Heidrick & Struggles, joined the firm in 1991 and became president in 2016.

Chuck Lew founded Coleman Lew in Charlotte, NC in 1979. Chuck, too, was committed to being a generalist. And to adhering to the highest standards. One of his key partners, Shana Plott, was named CEO in 2016.

Our two firms encountered each other many times over our long history – sometimes as competitors. But we recognized our similarities – an emphasis on ethics and exemplary client service, first-rate teams we’re proud to invest in, a desire to be true partners to our clients, and a history of successful completion of search engagements leading to client relationships that last for decades.

In 2019, we joined forces to offer clients the best of our collective talents. In other words, at the fork in the road, we combined our two paths into one.

We’re physically located in New York and Charlotte, but we tap into a global network. That network allows us to scout and recruit the best people. Since 1954, we have served a diverse roster of public, private, nonprofit, and international clients. 

6101 Carnegie Blvd, Suite 300
Charlotte, NC 28209
T: (+1) 704 377 0362