Matt Young founded CriticalPoint Partners in 2012 after spending over 15 years in various executive leadership roles including, most recently, his position as a Principal at Platinum Equity. While a Principal at Platinum Equity, Matt executed dozens of transactions across a wide variety of industries and held board positions with numerous portfolio companies. During his tenure, Matt also supported Platinum’s global expansion initiatives by opening a satellite office in Paris where he spent three years. Prior to joining Platinum Equity in 2001, he worked in the Technology Investment Banking Group at Bear Stearns & Co. and, previously, acted as a Contracting Officer for the United States Air Force where he negotiated the acquisition of multi-billion dollar military satellites, including the Milstar satellite system from Lockheed Martin. Over the course of his career, Matt recognized a need within lower-middle market companies for corporate development support, both at the advisory and transactional levels. Matt founded CriticalPoint Partners with the goal of creating lasting partnerships with firms in need of investment assistance including deal sourcing, buy-side support, sell-side support, and advisory or board participation in order to increase profitability.
Matt is currently serving on the advisory board of Simmons Foods and Point7West. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Management from the United States Air Force Academy and Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of Southern California. He holds FINRA series 7 & 63 licenses.