Christopher K. Young
Christopher K. Young is a Grahall Consulting Partner and has over 30 years of compensation advisory experience. For much of this time, he has provided advisory services to boards of directors and management on their executive remuneration programs. Fueled by a commitment to organizational coherence and alignment, Chris has led projects that addressed organization-wide compensation and benefits.
His consulting has spanned a wide range of industry settings including insurance and banking, logistics, construction management, technology, manufacturing, professional services, and others. Chris has provided advice in a variety of organizational settings, including traditional C-corporations, private equity portfolio companies, early life cycle enterprises, as well as enterprises that differ from “traditional” C-corporations (e.g., mutual companies, reciprocal exchanges, non-profits, LLCs, S-Corporations, ESOP companies, as well as hybrid organizations). Throughout his career, Chris held a number of leadership positions in professional services and financial services organizations. He was also instrumental lead in the transition of a start-up financial services firm into a successful business that continues today.
While Chris provides advisory services in a variety of human resources disciplines, his primary focus throughout his career has been on the evaluation and design of executive total remuneration programs. Chris emphasizes a comprehensive advisory approach by ensuring that the array of technical (tax, legal, accounting, regulatory), performance, risk, financing, organizational, behavioral, and governance considerations are addressed in a disciplined way.
In addition, Chris spent part of his career in investment banking and related financial services areas. He concentrated on developing and implementing innovative financing, value enhancement, and administration solutions for deferred compensation and equity programs. A major emphasis has been on structuring and marketing of capital markets solutions to facilitate institutional needs for hedging, financing, and returns modification.
Chris holds a B.A. – Mathematics and Math Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, an M.B.A. – Finance and Econometrics, University of Chicago Booth School has post graduate studies in Alternative Risk Management, University of Chicago.
Chris is a periodic speaker at conferences on equity compensation and executive compensation issues and has been published in a number of media sources, including periodicals such as the WorldatWork Journal, Journal of Business Strategy, the Journal of Compensation and Benefits, and Pensions and Investments.