Bill Young

Partner

Bill Young is Founder and Managing Partner of Cerus Partners, a management consultancy that works with middle/lower-middle market firms to help optimize opportunities for growth by applying the Cerus Partners Flexible Resource ModelTM; deploying leverage-able technology, tools and data; and utilizing practical and efficient processes and methods. CP has a wide range of industry experience including: technology, clean tech, business services, ADG, financial services, and specialty materials.

Leveraging his 20+ year track-record of success that includes an impressively diverse background, Mr. Young has the ability to relate to his partners and clients from a pragmatic viewpoint, utilizing both proven models and techniques while at the same time, employing a heuristic approach to problem-solving and business development.

At the apex of a highly-successful, award-winning B to B sales career, which included training, management and leadership, Bill chose to follow his vision and founded QaAssociates, a quality assurance solutions company focused on Fortune 500 organizations, with mission-critical applications and systems. Within 5 years he built it into a high-achieving, globally recognized organization with over 115 employees; developed a proprietary quality assurance framework, the Progressive V-ModelTM; and then sold it to one of the largest privately-held companies in the world. The newly-acquired company scaled to 3x revenue within a year of acquisition. Once Bill successfully transitioned the organization, he was retained as VP Strategy, Global Services Division, where he helped strengthen several operating units' value proposition.

Just prior to starting Cerus Partners, Bill founded Neos Ventures, an early-stage investment platform, focused on investing in innovative technology solutions. Also, he led the acquisition of Paradise Seafood & Gourmet Market, where he is an active share-holder; since acquisition, sales and EBITDA have sustained an average of double-digit annual growth.

Mr. Young is on the Executive Committee of China Partnership of Greater Philadelphia (CPGP), which helps a variety of world-class organizations in the U.S., at both the regional and nationalā€levels, convert on globally significant opportunities in the China market.

Bill is an Entrepreneurship Adjunct at Villanova University Business School, and is an Associate of the Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship (ICE) Center. He is an active member of the Business Leaders Network (BLN) and the Union League of Philadelphia.