George Young

Founding Partner & CEO

George is a founding partner and CEO of Kalypso. He has over 30 years of experience in business management and consulting, serving Fortune 500 brands across industries.

George Young, Founding Partner & CEO | Kalypso
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George sets the strategic direction of Kalypso; leads consulting projects for name brands in the consumer, industrial high tech and life sciences industries; and works to build the next generation of Kalypso leaders by championing diversity and teaching leadership classes year-round.

George grew up on a farm in Gustavus, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry at Youngstown State University. He then went on to receive a PhD in Organic Chemistry from The Ohio State University, and later an MBA from Rice University.

His life’s work has been focused on the research and development of new products, first in R&D, plant management and business management at BFGoodrich, where he was awarded four U.S. patents; then as a partner at Deloitte where he focused on product development and lifecycle management.

Since 2004 his passion has been building and growing Kalypso. A firm believer that consulting is a calling, George recently published his first book "13 Steps to Mindful Consulting" for consultants who strive for a more balanced, fulfilled life.

Outside of Kalypso

George spends his life on the road serving his clients, visiting friends and recharging with family. You can find him all over the world, but he considers Cleveland, Houston, Los Angeles, Amsterdam and Belize home. He serves the communities he loves as the vice president of Sober Living Cleveland, a group of non-profit recovery homes for women; and as the president of LAUT, an accelerator for musicians.

George has been writing and performing music since he was a teenager coming up in the late 70’s Cleveland music scene. He recently retired two music projects to focus exclusively on performing in Vernon Trumbull and his Kinsmen, a rockabilly punk quartet.

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