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Accomplished media executive. Entrepreneurial operator. Advisor and mentor. Mostly serious.

Troy Young is a Canadian business executive and entrepreneur living in New York City.

Former global President of Hearst Magazines, where he spent seven plus years transforming a legacy media company and one of the largest publishers in the world into a modern omni-channel media force. He has led fast-growing start ups, launched and run digital ad agencies.

His accomplishments in media and advertising have been recognized widely including being named Media Executive of the year by Adweek. He was chairman of the IAB and served on the board of the United Way of New York.

Troy was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan, graduated high school as a boarding student at St. Michael's University School in Victoria, British Columbia. He has a business degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.

Troy is currently advising early stage ventures, media companies and leading private equity firms.