Benjamin Young – Co-founder and Managing Director
Ben Young is a proven leader with over 12 years of experience managing and delivering innovative business and information technology solutions. He possesses a unique blend of creativity and entrepreneurial spirit combined with a deep passion for both technology and business. Mr. Young adds value to his clients by converting new innovations into profitable business models.
Mr. Young has worked in a variety of entrepreneurial and startup environments. He has extensive experience in executive management, software development, product management, and marketing. During his career he has delivered many Entrepreneurial Value Creation (EVC) successes in strategy, operations, and marketing. These successes have yielded measurable benefits to not only commercial clients but also government clients, such as the U.S. Army and Government of Singapore. In his most recent operational work with an emerging technology company, he pioneered critical features of a system that led to a 75% reduction in development costs and a 100% increase in revenue. Additionally, Mr. Young has effectively established and managed numerous off-shore teams, resulting in reduced costs and improved speed to delivery.
Several of Mr. Young’s recent marketing successes include a pricing strategy that improved a company’s gross margins by over 5% and a differentiated marketing campaign that resulted in a quarter of a million dollars of new revenue bookings within one month of launch. He is experienced in all aspects of new product delivery from conceptualization, to design, to development, to marketing, to sales and support. Mr. Young’s recent consulting work has involved developing competitive differentiation and go-to-market strategies for several innovative companies.
Mr. Young holds a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, with a concentration in entrepreneurial management and strategy. His performance during the program earned him the elite designation of Palmer Scholar, which is the school’s highest academic distinction and reserved for the top 5% of the graduating class.
Mr. Young earned his Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the University of Virginia. Additionally, Mr. Young is a licensed Apple iPhone/iPad developer and holds a Pragmatic Marketing Certification (PMC) in product management.