Randell Young, D.Mus.Director
Director Randell Young, D.Mus.
Randell Young, D.Mus., (57) is the co-founder and managing general partner of Venture-Net Partners, a private equity investment group which includes special limited partners Uriel Sokolov, MBA, Ph.D., a former senior fellow and vice president of Raytheon Commercial Ventures; Professor Eli Talmor, Ph.D., of London Business School who also currently serves as Chairman of the Collier Institute of Private Equity; and Nelson D. (Doug) Pewitt, Ph.D., the former assistant director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Reagan Administration.
Dr. Young has previously served as Chief Financial Officer for Web portals MedNets.com, Inc. and TheGospel.com, Inc. and participated actively, as an officer and/or director, in the capitalization and development of numerous other projects including Accuray Incorporated (ARAY), the world leader in stereotactic radiosurgery; Home Shopping Latino, Inc., (HSPG) developers of America's first Spanish language shopping channel; Synodon, Inc., (SYD) developers of innovative pipeline surveillance technologies; Telephony International, Inc., a joint venture with Lucent Technologies; Vista Consolidated, Inc., a manufacturer of utility truck covers; and The Orange County Blues Festival, Inc.
A founder and former Orange County Chapter Chair of Boone Pickens' United Shareholders Association, Dr. Young has represented shareholders and, on their behalf, addressed the annual meetings of Northrup Corporation, Allergan, National Education Corporation, Community Psychiatric and Southern California Edison. Private equity partners of note have included Euro-America Partners; Jacques Vallee; Fred Adler; Al Shugart; Jay Keyworth; Copernic Technologies; ZLUH Partners; Good Samaritan Health System/Health Advantage Ventures; Pacific Republic Capital; Fernando Quinonez Meza, H-Quotient; Lucent Technologies; and The Marubeni Group.
Dr. Young has lectured at the graduate level on contemporary issues in venture capital at The University of Phoenix and holds a Doctorate in Music (D.Mus.) from City University Los Angeles. His Venture Capital Primer has been used by McGraw Hill's On Line Learning Center in support of its textbook Principles of Corporate Finance, Sixth Edition (Brealey & Myers) and by Harvard University in support of KSG PED-328 Community Financial Institutions and Microfinance in Theory and Practice.
He has been the subject of interviews and articles appearing in the Los Angeles Times, The Orange County Register and the Orange County Metropolitan. His commentaries and essays have been published in the Los Angeles Times, The Orange County Register, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Orange County Business Journal, The Baltimore Sun and Inc. Magazine. His public equities market analyses and predictions can be found at The Motley Fool where his All-Star-rated portfolio (PauvrePapillon) has consistently placed (on a daily basis) in the top one percent of all prognosticators since August 2007, a span now exceeding 53 consecutive months.
Currently, he serves on the boards of directors of Colossal Storage Corporation, developers of atomic holographic optical storage nanotechnology; Green Wave Energy Corporation, manufacturers of self-sufficient energy producing products; Sprague Astronautics, developers of private space vehicles; Smart Track Logistics, enterprise logistics solutions for asset tracking, visibility and control; Pacific Robotics, designers and manufacturers of industrial robots; America's Hunting Network, developers of the Internet's first virtually-integrated hunting portal; Rosa's Horchata, Inc., bottlers and distributors of the proprietary, shelf-stable, authentic horchata beverage of the same name; and Home Shopping Latino, Inc. (HSPG).