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David York | Shari Young | Lauren Young
David York, Managing Director, Top Tier Capital Partners
Venture Alpha East Speaker
David York is Managing Director of Top Tier Capital Partners. He is responsible for the day-to-day management of the firm, and the development and growth of its funds of funds and co-investment offerings. Mr. York currently serves on the advisory committees for ten venture capital firms. Prior to the formation of Top Tier, Mr. York was a Managing Director with Paul Capital, overseeing the firmís venture capital fund of funds offerings. Mr. York has extensive operational experience, having founded and managed four different trading desks for Wall Street firms. He received his B.S.E. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
Shari Young, Senior Private Equity Consultant , Hewitt EnnisKnupp
Venture Alpha East Speaker
Shari Young is a Senior Consultant in the Private Equity group at Hewitt EnnisKnupp and is a member of the Investment Committee. She consults on the private equity programs for numerous public and corporate pension plans, endowments, and foundations. Ms. Young has sourced and conducted due diligence on funds and co-investments across private equity strategies.
Prior to joining Hewitt EnnisKnupp, Ms. Young focused on growth stage venture capital investments at Chicago Venture Partners and was a Summer Associate at Sterling Venture Partners. Previously, Ms. Young was an investment banking analyst for ThinkEquity Partners and senior analyst at First Annapolis Consulting, a boutique strategic consulting and M&A advisory firm focused on financial services.
Ms. Young holds a B.B.A. with distinction in finance and marketing from Emory University Goizueta Business School and an M.B.A. in finance, accounting, and entrepreneurship from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Lauren Young, Money Editor, Thomson Reuters
HedgeWorld East Speaker
Lauren Young is the wealth editor at Thomson Reuters, where she is developing personal finance, wealth management and investing coverage for professional and consumer audiences. She previously worked as a writer at BusinessWeek from 2003 to 2009, covering all aspects of personal finance. Before joining BusinessWeek in 2003, Young had a similar beat as a senior writer at SmartMoney. She also covered mutual funds and capital markets for Dow Jones News for three years and was a frequent contributor to The Wall Street Journal. Young is a recipient of the Investment Company Instituteís Award for Excellence in Personal Finance Journalism.
Young is a 1989 honors graduate of Penn State University. She received her masters in journalism from Northwestern University in 1993. She served as the president of the Medill Club of New York City for six years and was awarded the 2003 Northwestern University Alumni Association Service Award. Young has appeared on every network morning talk show, NPR, BBC, CNN, MSNBC and numerous other media outlets. She serves on the boards of the Deadline Club, Nevus Outreach and Penn Stateís Schreyer Honors College.