Mallard “Mal” Owen, Ph.D.

Vice President of Engagement

Mal has over thirty years of senior leadership experience having launched new businesses, nurtured startups, guided non-profits, and transformed struggling organizations. Central to Mal’s success has been building strong teams, creating winning strategic alliances, providing an outstanding work environment, maximizing existing resources, and leveraging new technologies and information systems. Importantly for sustainable success, he believes that “how you get there” is as important as “what you achieve.”

Mal’s consulting firm, eBrite, has led him to his most recent role as the Chief Operating Officer for 123JUNK, based in Chantilly, VA. 123JUNK’s mission is to be the leading Donate – Recycle – Dispose company in the country, delivering the best client experience and making the biggest difference in its community and its environment. Mal had been consulting with this firm since 2014 until both parties realized he could provide even more value overseeing its day-to-day operations. Mal also continues to serve as an advisor to Smith Hager Bajo, a firm with specialized expertise in women and children’s healthcare management and facility planning.

Mal’s leadership and consulting talents have led him to work across a wide range of organizations in fields such as health/wellness, information technology, hospitality, arts and culture, legal, government/defense contractors, and executive search. Prior to his work in the commercial and non-profit sectors, Mal was trained as a research scientist. He received a prestigious NIH grant to complete his doctorate degree in exercise physiology from The University of Iowa. He went on to receive a post-doc through another grant to continue his research on the neurophysiology of body temperature regulation in the College of Medicine at The Ohio State University.

Besides Conscious Capitalism Arizona, Mal has been very active in non-profit service and professional organizations in the areas of community service, workforce development, and small business support. One of Mal’s most cherished activities in the Washington, DC, area was his five-year role as the co-leader of one of the largest, non-profit career support groups in the U.S. Recognized for its accomplishments by the U.S. Department of Labor, the group’s success led to his being invited multiple times by two Secretaries of Labor to provide his insights in focus groups and participate in special events hosted at the White House.