Brent A. Young is the Vice President and Head of Global Markets Strategy at Intel Corporation, reporting to Intel China’s President Ian Yang. He is responsible for building out the company’s overall strategies as they relate to China. This includes bringing in external perspectives to improve decision making, sensing and responding to long-range opportunities and threats, aligning local business unit and corporate strategies, defining strategic imperatives across Intel China Staff, and helping ensure strategy turns into tangible action.
Brent began his Intel career in 2006 as an open source software Strategic Planner in Intel’s Software and Service Group. Later, he was the Technical Assistant and Chief of Staff to Tom Kilroy, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Intel’s Sales and Marketing Group. Most recently, he was Managing Director of China Tech Ecosystem (CTE) Sales and China Product Marketing at Intel China. There, he was responsible for defining and driving Intel’s sales, customer, and go-to-market strategies in the CTE and for Intel’s overall product marketing in China. Prior to joining Intel, Brent was a software engineer and technology evangelist in two software startups over five years in Silicon Valley and Cambridge, Mass.
He is a Director of Montage Technology (fabless memory semiconductors), an Angel investor in Jatheon Technologies (messaging archival) and Cryptowerk (blockchain), and an Executive-in-Residence at Tsinghua University’s X-Labs incubator and Mentor at Chinaccelerator. He previously trained for triathlons including completing Ironman New Zealand in 2003.
Brent graduated from Cornell University with both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science and also received his MBA degree specializing in Strategy, Marketing, and Finance from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
His favorite quote is: “You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.” -Wayne Gretzky