Mr. Young is a goal oriented operations/finance executive with over 15 years of experience in the entertainment and media industry. He has written business plans and devised corporate strategies across a spectrum of entertainment, including film and tv production companies, video streaming service providers, film funds, foreign sales agencies, Print and Advertising Funds, and media research and analytics companies.
Mr. Young joined Benaroya Pictures as its Chief Operating Officer, where he was involved in the production of approximately 15 motion pictures. In an effort to vertically integrate within the film industry, While at Benaroya, he wrote the business plan and launched International Film Trust, a foreign sales company to sell the foreign distribution rights of Benaroya films, in addition to others. He then went on to launch C4 Research & Development, a research and analytics company in the film world that developed an algorithm capable of predicting US domestic box. He utilized the proprietary content assessment tool to inform green-light decision-making, marketing spend decisions, creative refinement, and casting decisions. Through his experience at C4, he learned that all data is not created equal and the importance of combining various analytic techniques to arrive at actionable insights that can be presented and more importantly understood easily. Mr. Young served as CFO for both International Film Trust and C4.
Since 2016, Mr. Young has been serving as Vice President of Operations/COO to Miscellaneous Entertainment and Miscellaneous Ventures, where he has helped with everything from raising capital, negotiating contracts, crafting corporate strategy, to structuring joint-ventures and investments. He is responsible for not only identifying and vetting opportunities, but assisting many of the start-ups or joint venture opportunities in positioning themselves for investment by instilling operational best practices while expanding upon their corporate strategy and revenue model.