From January 1996 to February 2006, Young was chief executive officer of GTSI Corp. (Nasdaq: GTSI), an enterprise services and solutions provider. Additionally, he served as chairman of the board from 1998 until May 2007. An award-winning executive with more than 30 years of experience in the IT industry, Young serves on the executive committee of the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), as chairman of NVTC’s TechPAC (political action committee), and on the board of directors of AFCEA International, the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association. He is chairman of the board of Navanti Group LLC, Qlarion Inc. and Personalized Cancer Therapy Inc.; is lead outside director of Obsidian Research; and is on the boards of Omnilink Systems Inc., Optoro Inc. and Internet Broadcasting Service. Prior to GTSI, Young served as CEO of Falcon Microsystems Inc., the second of two companies he founded and sold between 1981 and 1994. In less than 10 years, Falcon Microsystems grew to be a nationally recognized, multi-platform federal reseller and integrator before being sold to GTSI in August 1994.
Young holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.