Owen Raisch, CEO
Owen is founding Associate Director for the Student-Run Business Program at Marquette University and, as one of several non-student staff, he serves as CEO of Blue and Gold Ventures (“B&G”) .
Starting his career as a student entrepreneur (first in high school with “SWAP,” a nonprofit helping students learn through community-impact projects), Owen brings diverse experience in founding various nonprofit and for-profit startups like Econogy Talent Group (www.econogy.co). At B&G, he continues 10-years in commitment to innovating in education.
Inspired to see student-run businesses become the needed “new face of education,” Owen previously founded Xavier University’s student-run business program and is a founding Director of the Board of the Student-Run Business Association (“SRBA” - www.srbassociation.org).
Carlos Chacon, Manager
Carlos serves as Manager for the Student-Run Business Program, partnered with "Blue and Gold Ventures, Inc." an independent non-profit partner, to provide experiential, hands-on learning opportunities for students throughout Marquette University.
Prior to his current role, Carlos worked as a consultant in Cincinnati, Ohio; as a high school teacher of Civics and Religion in Caracas, Venezuela; as Legal Advisor at the Venezuelan Congress; worked in several political campaigns in Venezuela; led teams of students to win Model UN Conferences in the US, Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela and Peru and was a student leader at his university. He is the co-founder of Kratos Experiences, a consulting firm that aims to create the leaders of the future through experiential learning. Kratos Experiences has more than +11 international awards from top competitions from universities like Harvard and Penn and +380 students trained and currently operating in Venezuela, Colombia and Peru.
Carlos received a Bachelor of Laws degree from Universidad Catolica Andres Bello and has studies on Venezuelan history. He plans to soon begin his Masters in International Relations.
Alec Shaw, Manager
Alec has been preparing Wisconsin for the 4th industrial revolution by providing digital transformation consulting to enterprises. Founded in 2017, Euphrates Group provides emerging technology education and implementation consulting to medium to large companies in the greater Milwaukee area. Alec was awarded Wisconsin Inno's 25 Under 25 Innovators.
To compliment his work at Euphrates, Alec Shaw is educating the next generation of change leaders through his role as Manager at Blue and Gold Ventures. These change leaders are key for sustainable business practices in the coming years.