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Episode 17 - 12/02/2015 CEO of Magnolia Strategy Partners

Nicholas Owens

Nicholas Owens

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Nicholas N. Owens is the CEO of Magnolia Strategy Partners, a bipartisan government relations and corporate strategic counseling firm. As a senior executive in the federal government, Owens was appointed as the fifth National Ombudsman for the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Mr. Owens’ responsibilities included leading the national effort on behalf of the nation’s business community to ensure fairness in the enforcement of federal regulations, access to capital, government guaranteed loans, and initiatives to diminish disputes between small business and federal regulatory agencies. The Job Creators Alliance, founded by Home Depot founder Bernie Marcus, called Mr. Owens, "a go-to consultant for the David facing the regulatory Goliath".

Nick maintains extensive experience in financial services regulation. Before joining the SBA, Mr. Owens served five years as the special assistant to the chairman and director of external affairs at the National Credit Union Administration, where he led public and congressional affairs. He understands first-hand the regulatory challenges faced by the financial services industry.