New Member Spotlight: Steven Owen

by | Mar 13, 2024 | Benefits Alliance Spotlight, Member Spotlight

This week we’re learning about Steven Owen at Owen & Associates

What is the name of your firm?

Owen & Associates

Where in Canada are you based?

Alberta, BC, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, North-West Territories, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Yukon

What do Owen & Associates specialize in?

Supporting global companies’ domestic operations in Canada

Please introduce yourself in 10 words or less.

Agile, future-facing, growth-oriented firm focused on high-touch service.

How did you get started in the group business?

Succession of family business. Founded in 1998 by Mike Owen. Steven came home to Ontario in 2016 after studying Business and working at KPMG in BC. Took over completely in 2021. Have grown the company from 12 employees to 45.

How long have you been an advisor?

7 years

Share with us a particular moment that made you proud to be an advisor.

I was recently visiting a major client in San Francisco area who had new HR/Benefits management team member that we had worked with at three previous companies. Their feedback when reviewing benefit consultants in over 30 countries was “When we got to Canada and saw Owen & Associates was handling our programs, I knew everything would be in good order”

What was your main reason for wanting to join BA?

Peer Networking and Knowledge Sharing

What excites you most about your new BA membership?

The people I will get to spend time with.

What are your goals for the next year?

Manage ongoing growth (over 20% YTD Fiscal), implement benefits administration system, implement project management tool, develop and enhance partnerships, identify and improve operational efficiencies, and develop our team

What is your favourite part of your job?

Building trust, solving problems, and creating value.

What career advice would you give to your younger self?

You got this.

What is a recent book or movie that you would recommend?

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

What is your favourite thing to do on the weekend?

Hike, Bike, Snowboard or Golf