Walter Young -

Walt has 50 years’ experience in leading organizations. For the first 36 years, he held senior positions at four public companies: BF Goodrich, The Budd Company, The Henley Group and Champion Enterprises. While at these four companies he completed 23 different turnarounds and more than 75 mergers and acquisitions. Since 2003, Walt has focused on entrepreneurial startups, including as a lead investor and Director for Accuri Cytometers (acquired by Becton, Dickinson for $205 million in 2011). He has led and assisted 80+ entities to raise more than $100 million in capital. Walt is an Advisor for the Michigan Accelerator Fund, focused on life science startups in Michigan. Walt received a BA in History and Economics from Muskingum University, his MBA in Marketing and Management from Penn State University, and an honorary doctorate in Public Service from Muskingum University.