Bowen co-owns the Denver East territory of The Alternative Board (TAB) with Lana Banbury. Together they create and facilitate peer-to-peer boards, enabling business owners to present and find solutions to challenges through the advice and experience of other business owners in a confidential and safe forum. TAB business owners also coach their board members for business and personal growth and success.
Bowen has a comprehensive background in executive management and strategic operations. He is an internationally accomplished entrepreneur and visionary business champion with expertise in founding and growing successful organizations. Bowen founded and grew a startup to more than $12M in revenue in ten years and sold it in the mid-eight figures.
Bowen oversees several businesses under the auspices of Thunderbird Capital LLC. These businesses operate wireless stores, a travel agency, rental properties, and a vehicle leasing company.
He was the founder, President, and CEO of the DocuVault companies, established in 1997 to provide records management, data security and document shredding services. Bowen built DocuVault into a regional player and national force in the records management industry, serving customers in more than 20 states and three countries. The extraordinary growth in DocuVault led to its strategic acquisition by Iron Mountain.
Prior to founding DocuVault, Bowen Banbury held the position of Vice President of the Pacific Basin Economic council, an association of Pacific region Fortune 100 CEOs, headquartered in Honolulu.
A significant contributor to the community, Bowen served on the Board of the Denver/Boulder Better Business Bureau for seven years, including as the Chairman. He is also a former Director of National Records Centers (NRC) and Professional Records and Information Services Management (PRISM). In addition, he has been a member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and The Executive Committee (TEC).
Bowen holds an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a Bachelors of Arts from Occidental College. His strategic and financial expertise combined with his skills in business development, marketing and operations have added considerable value to the organizations he has served from company startup through high growth cycles and economic change. His exceptional leadership has ensured the rapid growth and success of the organizations he has supported.
Lana has made a career of helping business owners. After graduating from the Washington University School of Law, she began her career in Honolulu in private practice with Char Sakamoto Ishii Lum & Ching. At Char Sakamoto, Lana almost exclusively worked for Aloha Airlines on complicated transactions, including the sale leaseback of multiple aircraft and engines; FAA compliance; and other operational issues.
Following a move to Denver, Lana was a mergers and acquisitions attorney at Minor and Brown, a preeminent boutique business firm. She helped many business owners prepare to, and exit from, their business, as well as acquire and expand their enterprises. Her transactions exceeded $100 million.
Lana joined DocuVault as its general counsel, negotiating contracts with customers, vendors, and lenders. She oversaw human resources and stepped into an operations role while negotiating the complex sale of the DocuVault group of companies.
Since the sale of DocuVault, Lana has been general counsel of Thunderbird Capital LLC and overseen a myriad of real estate and business transactions in that role. Additionally, Lana shares her business and legal knowledge with local churches to solve human resource and operational issues and improve the delivery of their ministries.
A community leader, Lana served on the Board of Trustees of the Logan School for Creative Learning and as the chair of Logan’s parent association; was a member of an EO forum; and served as a Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for a local teenager. While living in Costa Rica, Lana helped envision and initiate the transition of The Country Day School in Guanacaste from a for-profit branch of the school in San Jose into an independent non-profit run by parents called Costa Rica International Academy.
In addition to her juris doctorate from Washington University School of Law, Lana holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy from Occidental College in Los Angeles.
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