David Young, a Managing Director, is responsible for leading portfolio management and manager selection for Makena’s Private Equity and Venture Capital investments. Prior to joining Makena, David was a Director at Bregal Investments, which manages a series of private equity investment vehicles sponsored by one of Europe’s leading families. Working from Bregal’s New York office, David helped build and oversee a €3.0 billion global private equity portfolio of fund commitments, secondary investments and direct co-investments. Previously, David was a Vice President at Merrill Lynch Private Equity Partners in New York. While earning his MBA, David spent a summer in private equity with General Atlantic Partners. David began his career in equity research at Robertson Stephens. David holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and an MPP from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He received BA degrees in Political Science and Spanish from the University of Utah.
“We like to know our managers over a long period of time, to get to know their DNA. We typically start small and watch the portfolio evolve before we commit additional capital.”