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Owen Brown

Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

CEO & Co-Founder, DAVO Technologies. Previously Portfolio Manager. Wharton grad.

CEO & Co-Founder, DAVO Technologies. Previously Portfolio Manager. Wharton grad.

19 vouches

Involved In


DAVO Technologies- Sales Tax Collecting Filing and Payment, Cash Management, Franchise Pay
Solaris Capital Advisors LLC


CEO & Co-Founder DAVO Technologies- Sales Tax Collecting Filing and Payment, Cash Management, Franchise Pay 2011 - present
Portfolio Manager Brevan Howard 2008 - 2011
CEO & Founder Solaris Capital Advisors LLC 2000 - 2007


The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School Economics

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Branding
  • • Project management
  • • Content marketing
  • • Scaling
  • • Channel Partnerships
  • • Marketing Strategy
  • • Product Development
  • • Software Engineering
  • • Strategic Partnerships
  • • Technology Architecture
  • • Technology Strategy
Markets of Interest
  • • Commerce
  • • Financial Services
  • • Payments

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Peter Kools
They're my advisor
Owen has already proven his ability to launch by getting DAVO patented, getting an application built and generating the investment necessary ... to get to this point. His ability to listen, integrate, make connections and execute makes him an excellent entrepreneur.
Greg Kidd
They're my advisor
Great balance of spirit and sense.
Ramneek Gupta
We worked together
Ability to identify a real pain point and a build a product that addresses that.
We worked together
broad thinker and very engaging!
Jordan Thaeler
They're my friends  •  President and Co-Founder, WhatsBusy and Council Member, GLG - Gerson Lehrman Group.
He's already an entrepreneur and he's passed product-market fit on his own bootstrapping savvy. He's struck partnerships, gets distribution ... and brick and mortar very well
Sally Outlaw
They're my friends  •  Co-founder & CEO, Entrepreneur Magazine Contributor, Author/Speaker on alternative finance. Crowdfund Junkie.
Owen is a smart and innovative leader in the payments space. A generous and forward-thinking entrepreneur!
Jean-Marc Sabet
We worked together  •  Director, B-Sharpe SA. Previously Director, Republic National Bank.
Owen has shown a great entrepreneurial sense since we know each other. He has been a very talented investor and trader. He manages extremely ... well his risk as well as the potential profits of his investments.
Mark Schulze
We worked together  •  Head of App Market, Clover Network Inc. and Mentor and Limited Partner, 500 Startups. Johns Hopkins grad.
Owen is a hard driving entrepreneur who makes things happen.
Doug Wilber
They're my advisor  •  President, North America, PromisePay and Mentor, DAVO Technologies. Penn State grad. Penn State grad.
My experience with Owen has been great. He's got a great vision for his company and is relentless in his pursuit of success. He's an all aro ... und great guy.
Hal Gentry
They're my investor  •  Director, SixThirty FinTech Accelerator and Partner, Capital Innovators.
He has founded a company that is growing revenues and has great potential. He understands his marketplace and how to execute on strategy.
Emily Brackett
We worked together  •  Owner, Visible Logic, Inc.. Previously Senior Designer, Smith Design Co..
I have worked with Owen providing marketing and branding assistance. He knows how to drive his project forward, allowing outside experts to ... help when it's best, but providing his own opinion when helpful. He is successfully managing the many facets of a quickly growing software business.
Kevin Kogler
We worked together  •  President, MicroBiz Cloud Point of Sale and Board of Trustees, Shelton Capital Management. University of Wisconsin-Madison grad.
Owen is a strategic thinker with the drive to make it happen.
Peter Kools
We worked together  •  Chief Technology Advisor, Davo Technologies and President, Kools Consulting.
Owen has demonstrated over and over his drive to succeed, fighting through tough spots, incorporating new information and learning into his ... leadership, pushing and pulling the business forward and exhibiting a "we can succeed" attitude with everyone involved. He believes in the business and gets people around him to believe as well which has enabled him to get great people involved in the company.
Alan Klein
They're my friends  •  President, Ace Payroll Services Inc. Previously Current President, Long Island APA Chapter.
Owen is a self starter who is very driven to succeed
David Trainer
We worked together  •  Member of Investors Advisory Committee (IAC), Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB).
He is focused, smart and driven. He has the determination and capabilities to figure out how to make good things happen in the face of signi ... ficant challenge.
Brion Bonkowski
We worked together  •  Managing Director, ROIPayments and Board of Directors, NYPAY. Penn State grad.
Owen's years of experience in finance gives him a leading edge on other start-up founders as he understands how to craft models that work.
Greg Kidd
They're my advisor  •  Chief Risk Officer, Shift Payments and Co-Founder, Hard Yaka. Stanford grad. Yale grad.
Owen keeps his eye on the prize and avoided shiny objects along the way.
Andy Phillips
We worked together  •  CEO, CardFlex┬«, Inc. and CEO, CardFlex┬«, Inc..
Owen is passionate about his business. He is tenacious and willing to shift in direction based upon what he discovers on his road to success ... .
William Nance
They're my friends  •  VP, Ventures, First Data Corporation and VP, New Business Development, First Data Corporation. Harvard Business School grad. Princeton grad.
Owen's very sharp and approaches challenges/opportunities with zeal, resolve, tenacity and intelligence. He looks after his clients and par ... tners and I always know he'll find a way to get the job done. Operating in a complex vertical space, Owen has the rare traits needed to lead a company to success.

Jean-Marc Sabet
They're my friends  •  Director, B-Sharpe SA. Previously Director, Republic National Bank.
Jean-Marc is one of the most intelligent financial markets advisors I have ever had the pleasure to meet. He approaches the markets and his ... customers and counterparties with integrity and humility. I recommend Jean-Marc Sabet for any endeavor he wishes to participate in.

Emily Brackett
We worked together  •  Owner, Visible Logic, Inc.. Previously Senior Designer, Smith Design Co..
Emily is an extremely talented marketing executive who has added real value to DAVO's launch and scaling.