Mark Young- CEO



Mark H. Young, J.D., MBA:  Mr. Young serves as CEO of myHRcounsel, providing on-call and online HR and employment compliance counsel to myHRcounsel’s clients. myHRcounsel™ combines technology with employment law experts to deliver on-demand answers to the many challenging human resource issues that businesses encounter on a daily basis.  With experiences employment lawyers focused on the myriad of federal, state and municipal regulations that are ever-changing, myHRcounsel’s unique “flat fee” model aligns its work product with their client’s best interest (providing clear, concise, rapid answers at a known, reasonable cost).

Prior to joining WFJ, Mark served as the Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel of Avionte, LLC, a full service staffing software company.  As Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel, Mark was responsible for the leadership of the financial, legal and human resources functions.

Mark also served as General Counsel and Chairman of the Board of MentorMate, LLC, a web and mobile application development services company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  At MentorMate he led the sale of the Company to Taylor Corp., a privately owned conglomerate based in Mankato, Minnesota (the owner of Taylor Corp. owns the Minnesota Timberwolves and the MN Lynx basketball teams).

Prior to MentorMate, Mr. Young was the Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel of Blue Rock Advisors, a $2B Fund of Hedge Funds based in Minnesota.  His primary responsibilities include the financial and legal management of Blue Rock. 

Before Blue Rock, Mr. Young was the Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel of Personnel Decisions International (PDI – now Korn Ferry) from 1997 to 2009. Mr. Young managed the global financial, sales, legal, IT and administrative operations of PDI and served the Board of Directors of PDI’s parent company and 16 subsidiaries.  PDI is recognized as the innovators of the application of behavioral science in talent management, PDI provides nearly 80% of the Fortune 500 companies with real-world solutions that are critical to delivering their talent strategies.  Mr. Young help lead the growth of PDI from $30M to $200M before selling the Company to Korn Ferry at the end of 2012.

Mr. Young graduated from St. John’s University in 1988 with a B.A. in Accounting, holds a J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law, and holds an MBA from the University of St. Thomas.  Mr. Young was a member of the Board of Directors and served as Secretary of Korn Ferry (formerly PDI) a global, human resources consulting company from 2003-2012 and is a member of the Board of Directors and serves as the Chairman of Smile Network International, a global, non-profit organization that provides life-altering reconstructive surgeries to impoverished children in developing countries.


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