Brent A. Young

Senior Advisor

Former Vice President, Global Markets Strategy and China Corporate Strategy, Intel Corporation

Brent A. Young has spent over two decades in the technology industry across startup and Fortune 50 companies, in the software and semiconductor industries. Most recently, he was Vice President of Intel Corporation and Head of Global Markets Strategy where he drove strategies to unlock market growth, de-risk operations and supply chains, and accelerate Intel’s IDM2.0 strategy. Prior to that, he led Intel’s China Corporate Strategy Office where he helped the company navigate the complex U.S.-China geopolitical dynamics, compete against indigenous competition, and was point on strategy formulation and execution across three Intel CEOs, their staffs, and respective Boards.

Young spent nine years in China for Intel where, in addition to setting up and running a successful sales team and leading the corporate strategy office, he was primary interface with the U.S. Embassy across two Ambassadors, a three-time Board Director and two-time Vice Chair at the American Chamber of Commerce in China, and a Board member of Montage Technologies, a Shanghai STAR market listed semiconductor company. Additionally, he negotiated multiple partnerships with Chinese firms, led the successful resolution to a multi-billion dollar dispute with a Chinese private equity firm, and spearheaded Intel’s Covid-19 response across all operations in China.

Before his time in China, Brent was Chief of Staff to the EVP and GM of Worldwide Sales and Marketing and an open source software strategist. Prior to Intel, he was a senior software engineer and sales engineer for two software startups based in Cambridge, MA, and Silicon Valley.

In addition to serving as Senior Advisor with WestExec Advisors, Young is Founder and Principal of Crimson Court Advisors, LLC, where he helps technology companies develop global business strategies with an emphasis on China, supply chain rebalancing, and geopolitical risk management.

Brent earned both his BA and MEng degrees in computer science from Cornell University and an MBA focusing on strategy, marketing, and finance from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.