Woody YoungPartner and Chairman of Mergers & Acquisitions, Advisory
Woody Young is a Partner in Perella Weinberg Partners’ Advisory Business. As Chairman of Mergers & Acquisitions, Mr. Young has responsibility for coordinating PWP’s efforts on working with the firm’s largest clients across a broad range of industries. Mr. Young also leads the firm’s Special Committee/Independent Board practice. Furthermore, he focuses on advising clients in the Telecommunications, Media, and Technology sector.
Prior to joining Perella Weinberg Partners, Mr. Young was Co-Head of the Global Telecommunications, Media, and Technology Group and a Managing Director at Lazard. Mr. Young previously served as Global Head of Technology, Media, and Telecommunications Investment Banking at Merrill Lynch, and from 1993 to 2007 was a Managing Director and Head of the Global Communications Group at Lehman Brothers. At Lehman Brothers, he also served as the Chairman of the Senior Client Council and as a member of both the Investment Banking Executive Committee and the firm’s Strategy Committee. Mr. Young was selected as a White House Fellow and while taking a leave of absence from Wall Street, served as special assistant to the Deputy Secretary of the Treasury from 1991 to 1992, where he focused on international issues. He was a member of the M&A Department at The First Boston Corporation from 1987 to 1993.
Mr. Young received an A.B. in International Relations and Political Science from Brown University, a masters degree in International Relations from Cambridge University, and a Master’s in Public and Private Management from Yale University. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.