Top Gun Ventures Names West Coast Leader

December 17, 2015 – Recruiting firm Top Gun Ventures has added Ralph Young as partner and executive in charge of its West Coast search practice.

Mr. Young has a background in a variety of vertical markets at Microsoft, including executive leadership positions within multi-billion dollar business units (vice president of both worldwide communications sector and worldwide public sector). Previously, he was president, strategic business coach and leadership consultant at RDY Consulting, which focuses on helping companies create breakthrough growth through programs and people.

“Top Gun Ventures has, and always will be, about recruiting game changers into our client companies. To do this effectively we also have to have game changers within our firm and Ralph is certainly one of them. We are very fortunate to have him as part of our team,” said Don Tuttle, founder and managing partner of Top Gun Ventures.

“The Top Gun Ventures model is different. We conduct fewer searches at any one time and we make it our business to understand our client, their culture, and the end game of the position for which we are recruiting,” said Mr. Young. “For me, it’s the perfect combination of recognizing what a business needs to achieve success and then helping them build the executive team that can get it done. The impact of leadership is something I’ve been focused on throughout my career, whether at Microsoft, consulting or executive coaching. Human capital is truly the sustainable differentiator.”

“Ralph knows how to separate the game changers from the merely good executives because he has been a game changer in every challenge he has undertaken, be that work or community outreach,” said Peter Donovan, a Top Gun Ventures managing partner.

Founded in 2002, Top Gun Ventures has offices in Dallas, Austin, Boston, Palo Alto, Seattle and St. Louis and reach throughout the Americas, Asia and Europe. The firm places CEOs and executives with corporate, venture capital, and private equity clients.

Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media

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