Mark YoungManaging Partner

CKS Advisors’ Managing Partner Mark Young brings more than 35 years of combined experience in investment banking (M&A), corporate finance, and leadership roles to his clients.  His experience transcends a multitude of accomplishments in the M&A and corporate finance industries,  including structuring company sale transactions, capital raises, senior and mezzanine debt placements, leveraged buy-outs, ESOP financings, and complex corporate restructurings.

Prior to joining CKS Advisors, Mark held executive positions with money center financial institutions including Merrill Lynch and US Bank, as well as several regional financial institutions.  During his career,  he successfully structured, negotiated and closed a wide range of transactions amounting to more than $2 billion in transaction value.

Mark is a member of The Alliance of M&A Advisors and The M&A Source, both respected industry associations.  

Professional Licenses:  Registered with FINRA as a Limited Representative – Investment Banking Series 79, and Series 63.

Education:  Received his MBA from Portland State University and is also a graduate of Lewis and Clark College.