When I discovered that a fellow Virginia alumni and former lacrosse team captain was joining the Founders Circle Capital Family, I was nothing short of ecstatic. I immediately texted our mutual friends about the coincidence and heard nothing but praise for the guy. My favorite praise came from his colleague at Harlem Lacrosse, who described Owen as “a beauty of a human being.”
Unacquainted with lacrosse lingo, I found this a strange way to describe someone. I’ve since realized how accurate a description it was. Owen is modest, soft-spoken, and a true team player. It’s qualities like these that drive Owen’s success in a wide variety of endeavors, and he’s been cultivating them since day one.
The son of a college coach, he spent the first eighteen years of his life looking up to his 40 “big brothers” on the University of Virginia and University of Pennsylvania lacrosse teams. The constant exposure to high-performing student-athletes inspired his passion for the sport of lacrosse, love of learning, and desire to always be a part of a great team.
Owen realized a childhood dream when he got to suit up for UVA and win a National Championship as a lacrosse team member. He didn’t slack in the classroom either – Owen studied at the McIntire School of Commerce, laying the early groundwork for a career in Finance. He earned a Master’s in Education for good measure while his lacrosse-playing career wound down in his final year at UVA.