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John Owens

John Owens is a senior stock analyst covering restaurant stocks. He is also an investing specialist, managing Morningstar's Ultimate Stock Picker's Portfolio and maintaining Morningstar's Small-Cap Superstars' pick list. Before joining Morningstar in 2005, Owens spent five years as a consultant in capital advisory and corporate restructuring, two years as chief operating officer of Sandefer Capital Partners (a private equity investment fund), and three years as an auditor for Coopers & Lybrand. He holds an MBA with a concentration in finance from the University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor's degree in accounting from Oklahoma State University. He is a CFA charterholder and a certified public accountant.