W. DOUGLAS YOUNG
W. Douglas Young is a Director in the Company and brings considerable experience in startups and rapid growth companies.
Mr. Young is a serial entrepreneur, having founded thirteen technology companies and leading twelve of them through successful exits. In addition to the companies he founded, Mr. Young made thirteen strategic acquisitions complimenting rapid growth in certain of his portfolio companies. Mr. Young served as CEO of his companies and led them through rapid growth stages culminating in a successful exit. Mr. Young implemented exit strategies that targeted Fortune 100/500 corporations and publically traded companies. Acquisition companies include 3M Corporation, MCI Telecommunications, US West/Time Warner, Landmark Communication and Salem Communications.
From these initiatives, Mr. Young identified the strategies integral to experiencing rapid growth, strategic positioning, and successful exits uniquely for each portfolio company. Mr. Young’s unique background as a serial entrepreneur illustrates his passion for providing counsel and advice to business executives. His experience in entrepreneurial initiatives, large-scale revenue ramp up, and strategic corporate structures qualifies him to provide sound strategic planning and advice to entrepreneurs and business executives. Mr. Young is co-founder and principal of The Strategic Advisory Group, a strategic advisory, and consulting company focused on business owners and managers. Advisory services include strategic planning, partnership strategies, corporate structure, rapid growth development, operational management, entrepreneurship and corporate governance.