Meet Our Team

Michael Owens President and Owner

Michael is the president and owner of OSG Global, an executive search and contract staffing solutions firm in Oak Brook, Illinois. OSG Global was founded in 1975. Michael is responsible for the strategic leadership necessary to achieve the firm’s performance goals and preserve the core values established by the firm’s founder over 37 years ago.

Prior to purchasing OSG Global, Michael cofounded N-1 Technologies, an IT leasing and hardware services solution provider, in 2002. N-1 Technologies is an organization focused on is delivering solutions that reduce the cost and risk associated with information technology needs. These solutions encompass both the technical and financial aspects of customers’ IT infrastructure to ensure the highest return on their IT asset investments.

Prior to Michael’s tenure at N-1 Technologies, he worked in senior management positions at Comdisco and Avnet, both publically traded companies on the NYSE. Michael started his career at IBM Corporation as a salesman, then in sales management. He holds a bachelor of science in finance from the University of Illinois – Champaign/Urbana. He also obtained a Master’s degree in education from Kaplan University.

Michael resides in Chicago’s western suburbs with his beautiful wife, Maggie, and their four children (Kailey, Michael, Molly, and Katherine). Michael has had the privilege of sitting on various boards, but his favorite board position is on the Cara Program, a non-profit organization that his father founded in 1994. The Cara Program prepares and inspires motivated individuals to break the cycle of homelessness, transform their lives, strengthen our communities, and forge paths to real and lasting success.