"I took Mr. Owen's presentation as a real rags to riches story. He came from humble beginnings, took dirty jobs, worked hard, and didn't take any job or assignment for granted. He rose to the top of his companies, only to walk away and start over. And finally, he overcame possibly one of the hardest tragedies that a human being can go through, only to come out stronger with a new outlook on life." - Ross Gargano
"The presentation by Mr. Owen was one of the best I have ever heard. Also having dinner with Mr. Owen was a real treat. I was glad to hear that Mr. Owen was a Thiel Trustee. Knowing he is there definitely makes me feel better about where Thiel will be heading in the future."
- Matt Christian
"Ron talked to us a lot about teamwork. My question to him was, 'How does being on a team here at Thiel relate to what it is like in the business world?' Ron answered that there are always a lot of lessons to be learned. If you surround yourself with the best people, you are going to get the best results. If you do not have people working together, then it does not work. This is very true in the aspects of teamwork that I have encountered while here at Thiel." - Jackie Belsito
"After the tragic death of his daughter, he and his wife decided to start a memorial fund in her honor called The Sarah Kristen Owen Fund. On the website: www.rosesfromsarah.org it states that its mission is to help children and young women improve their education, economic, physical, and social well-being with a special focus on a drug free life."
- Kalisha Johnson