Van Young serves as an Advisor to CovenantES. Now retired, Van was an exceptional executive search professional for more than 15 years and was known for building outstanding leadership teams. He will assist in helping to guide CovenantES in our overall strategy.
He has a proven track record in senior-level retained executive search, recruiting CEOs, COOs, Presidents, Senior Vice Presidents and Vice Presidents into key general management, marketing, sales, and various functional positions including General Counsel, Treasurer, CFO, and Controller. His clients have ranged from start-ups to Fortune 1000 organizations. He was also recognized as working successfully with premier buyout firms and private equity investment groups.
His generalist executive search experience has been in the consumer, private equity, technology, financial services, legal and business services sectors. Van has successfully conducted search engagements for such companies as: GE Commercial Finance; The ServiceMaster Company; Aramark; U.S. Security Associates; McDermott, Will & Emery; Cott Corporation and Xerox Corporation.
Prior to affiliating with CovenantES, Van contributed to the growth and client service activities of other leading executive search firms. Specifically, he was an Executive Vice President in the Board & CEO practice at DHR International in Stamford, CT; a Client Partner at Korn Ferry International and began his retained search career as a consultant for five years with Heidrick & Struggles in New York. Prior to this, Van held management and sales positions for over 12 years with Xerox Corporation in New York and Stamford, Connecticut.
Growing-up in New Canaan, Connecticut, Van received his Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University. He is married and has two adult children .