Mark D. HuYoung
Managing Partner, Private Equity, Board & CEO
Mark is focused on the global growth of the firm and advises clients on critical human capital issues at the board and enterprise level. Mark is largely focused on partnering with private equity sponsors to build the board, c-suite, and senior leadership team in portfolio companies ranging from small business investment to large buyout. He has successfully led and completed over 475 engagements during his career. Mark provides counsel on pre-acquisition support, succession planning, leadership development, and organizational assessment/ integration/ restructuring. Mark is an active limited partner within healthcare and real estate investments.
Prior to NorthWind, Mark was a Founding Principal of a top-ten retained search advisory in the healthcare industry. He also helped establish the technology and industrial practices for the southeastern office of a global executive search firm where he developed twelve Fortune 50 clients in an 18 month timeframe. Prior to this, Mark held management roles in corporate strategy and business development with a publicly traded media company, where he became the youngest director in the 50-year history of the company’s operations, and corporate development with a start-up software company.
Mark was 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, and more. He holds a degree in economics from Wheaton College and serves on the board of CASA, a non-profit organization supporting children & orphans in Central Asia.