Mr. Owen serves Ascendiant Capital Markets LLC as a Senior Managing Director in the firm’s investment banking and advisory practice.
Mr. Owen has over thirty years of experience in senior management roles with leading investment banking and brokerage firms. During his career, he has originated, structured, negotiated, and closed a large number of equity and debt transactions for public and private emerging growth companies. In addition to corporate finance, Mr. Owen also managed research and trading departments, and has helped to create and build wealth management and asset management business lines.
Prior to Ascendiant, Mr. Owen was Managing Director, Head of Investment Banking Americas, for ThomasLloyd Capital, a global investment bank. Mr. Owen has also served as Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking for the West Coast for C.E. Unterberg Towbin, Managing Director and Head of Private Placements for Merriman Curhan & Ford, and Managing Director of Equities for Roth Capital Partners.
As Managing Director, Head of Capital Markets, and the largest shareholder of SoundView Financial Group, Mr. Owen helped establish the firm as one of the premier technology investment banks at that time, leading to the acquisition of SoundView by Wit Capital at a valuation of $320 million.
Mr. Owen began his investment banking career at Salomon Brothers in New York, serving as Vice President of Equities / Capital Markets.
Mr. Owen earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the City University of New York, and earned an honorable discharge from the U.S. military. He maintains FINRA Series 7, 24, 63, and 79 securities registrations.