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Mark HuYoung

Managing Partner

Mark is focused on the global growth and health of NorthWind Partners. As an experienced investor (GP & LP) across multiple sectors, Mark is also responsible for creation & oversight of capital deployment at NorthWind Investments, an affiliate that primarily invests/co-invests with the financial sponsor clients of NorthWind Partners for optimal long-term alignment.

Mark advises select clients on critical board and leadership issues and frequently partners with investors, ranging from growth-stage VC to large buyout, to drive value creation through the assessment and development or enhancement of boards and C-Suites within platforms. Having developed the evaluative frameworks embedded in NorthWind’s Absolute Alignment™ Process, Mark is deeply committed to ensuring that the firm focuses on producing positive outcomes for clients that far outpace the top percentile of global leadership firms. He successfully led and completed over 650 engagements as an executive advisor providing counsel on a range of topics including pre-acquisition evaluation, succession planning, leadership development & behavior, and organizational assessment/ integration/ restructuring. His passion over the past decade has been to mentor and develop advisors who repeatedly earn the trust of clients and build successful, sustainable practices.

Prior to founding NorthWind, Mark helped establish a top-ten healthcare executive advisory as well as the technology and industrial practices of a global leadership advisory. Mark previously held management roles in corporate strategy with a publicly traded media company and corporate development with a VC-backed software company. Mark has been named one of the top GovCon recruiters by ExecutiveBiz and most influential executives in Tennessee by Business TN. He is a member of ACG and has published articles related to the C-suite, succession planning, retention, board diversity, and more. He holds a degree in economics from Wheaton College and serves on the boards of two private equity firms, a management consulting firm, a digital media company, a staffing firm, and a non-profit supporting children & orphans in Central Asia.

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Office Phone: 703-342-4675