Gregory J. Burden

Owl Companies

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Burden has managed the helm of Owl Companies (Owl) for over 25 years. Founded in 1919, Owl is a parent company to a collective group of privately held companies. Owl has diversified and launched its management expertise into the areas of Education and Training, Real Estate Development and Energy Services.

Career Systems Development Corporation

Chairman and CEO 2001-Present

Responsible for providing education and training support for the U. S. Department of Labor and in operation since 1964, Career Systems Development Corporation focuses on helping at-risk youth to achieve a foundation in a vocational trade. Purchased in 2001 by Owl Companies, CSD has proven to be a leader in the Job Corps Center management field.

Owl Foundation


Owl Foundation, a not for profit 501(c) (3) organization creating long-lasting community change by addressing underlying causes of the most significant local issues. Common focus areas include helping children and youth achieve their potential, promoting financial stability and independence, and improving people’s health. Owl’s goal is to create long-lasting change by offering a hand-up for long lasting individual self-sustainability.

Tecolote Resources, Inc. Real Estate Development and Holdings

Chairman and CEO

Responsible for repositioning a real estate portfolio through reclamation of historical assets and converting existing land holdings into productive income producing assets.

Owl Energy Resources, Inc.

Chairman and CEO

Providing small to medium-sized power generation and co-generation projects to companies who need to diversify their energy dependency.


  • University of Southern California, Bachelor of Science
  • University of Arizona

Special Accomplishments and Skills

  • Board of Directors, Owl Companies & Subsidiaries, Irvine, California
  • Young Presidents Organization
  • World Presidents’ Organization (WPO)
  • The Tocqueville Society, United Way