Mr. Young is the Managing Director of Equity at MicroVest, joining the team in 2006. In this role, Mr. Young is responsible for all the of firm’s Private Equity portfolio, as well as for the development and implementation of new equity strategies.
Prior to transitioning to Managing Director of Equity in 2017, Mr. Young served in various positions with MicroVest – as Chief Investment Officer since 2014 and previously as the Managing Director of Investments and Investment Director, Latin America. He provided senior leadership on due diligence teams and overall portfolio management for Latin America and the Caribbean. Mr. Young started his financial career in 1996 and has experience in auditing and microfinance. Prior to joining MicroVest, Mr. Young was as a senior manager with the Ernst & Young Capital Markets Group in Santiago, Chile, where he managed Chilean cross-border transactions in the energy and banking sectors. Mr. Young also worked for Arthur Andersen in Baltimore auditing publicly-traded healthcare, broadcasting and technology firms.
Mr. Young received an MBA from the University of California – Berkeley, Haas School of Business. While pursuing his graduate studies, he initiated a student-led microfinance speaker series and won the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship’s Best MBA Paper in 2005. Mr. Young also studied at the IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain. Mr. Young is a Certified Public Accountant and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting at Loyola College in Maryland where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. After leaving Loyola College, Mr. Young served for a year with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in metro Atlanta where he worked for the Taskforce for the Homeless, a well-respected homeless advocacy and service organization. Mr. Young is fluent in English and Spanish.