Who's Who of Top Executives

Charmides Von Owens

Title: Sales Solutions Architect
Company: MarketStar Inc.
Location: Rockford, Illinois, United States

Charmides Von Owens, sales solutions architect at MarketStar Inc., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in management and customer service.

Mr. Owens has consistently demonstrated a strong commitment to excellence and growth in the fields of customer service, sales, and performance management. He has excelled as a sales solutions architect at MarketStar since 2023, collaborating with Hewlett Packard HPI and CDW Partners. In this role, he skillfully manages the SLED sales pipeline, driving growth and maximizing revenue opportunities in support of HP IPG programs and promotions. From 2022 to 2023, he made significant impacts as a business development manager for Samsung Large Format Displays at MarketStar. Prior to this, he significantly boosted business-to-business sales and enhanced product knowledge among partners as a sales solutions architect for Hewlett Packard IPG from 2019 to 2021.

Mr. Owens’ career began at MarketSource in 2007, where he started as an associate sales representative II. He quickly advanced to lead a district, generating over $10 million in sales revenue. His earlier roles also include serving as a field marketing specialist for Webroot at Creative Channel Services and a district sales manager for Hewlett Packard’s program at MarketSource Inc. In addition to his sales career, he has distinguished himself as a thought leader in technology commercialization and innovation, authoring several key publications, including “Managing Technology from Laboratory to Marketplace: Cheating the Valley of Death” and “The Advanced Materials Revolution: Technology and Economic Growth in the Age of Globalization.”

Mr. Owens’ military service further distinguishes his career. He served as a surface sonar technician in the U.S. Navy, where his exemplary service earned him a U.S. Navy Good Conduct Award, among other commendations. He has also been active in community service as a Sunday school teacher and participant in community awareness events. Prior to these accomplishments, he laid a foundation with a Bachelor of Science in public administration from California State University, Dominguez Hills. Looking forward, he aims to continue his professional growth and impact in the industry by expanding his expertise in sales management and client relations, mentoring the next generation, and exploring innovative sales strategies. His foundational values, ability to relate to people, and relentless pursuit of excellence drive his ongoing success and influence in the industry.

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