Mark YoungManaging Partner

CKS Advisors Managing Partner Mark Young brings more than 30 years of corporate finance, business ownership transition and leadership experience to his clients.  His experience transcends a multitude of accomplishments in the finance industry, including structuring company sale transactions, complex commercial bank financings, leveraged buyouts, and ESOP financings.

Prior to joining CKS Advisors, Young held executive positions with money center financial institutions including Merrill Lynch and US Bank, as well as several regional banks. While at these institutions, he successfully structured, negotiated and closed a wide range of transactions amounting to more than $2 billion in transaction value.  The specifics of these transactions were inclusive of company sales, senior debt placements, sub-ordinated debt facilities and complex corporate restructuring.

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

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

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