vicyoung2Victor Young is a seasoned CFO and finance consultant advising senior management on start-up operations, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, financial operations, strategic reviews of businesses.  As a CPA with 45+ years of global management experience, he is most recently CFO at Ventiva, Inc., a thermal management solutions start -up company

Prior to that Vic has been Senior VP and CFO of ARC International, plc., a world leader in semiconductor intellectual property, configurable media subsystems and CPU/DSP microprocessors for system-on-chip designs.  ARC was listed on the London Stock Exchange, and was acquired by Virage Logic, Inc./Synopsys.

As a former audit partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers, the international accounting and consulting firm, he served start-up to large multinational technology, manufacturing, telecommunications, energy, and service companies in the Bay Area and in Taiwan. He directed various SEC registrations for clients as well as financial consulting and litigation support services.

He established the Coopers & Lybrand (pre-merger) practice in Taiwan in 1988, serving U.S. and foreign multinational companies.  He built the practice to over 300 professionals and 150 clients in five years.  He also served as U.S. Liaison Partner to China and Southeast Asia, organizing cross-border services and investments in the region.  Back in the U.S. he was the firm’s Northwest Region Technical Consultant for professional independence, licensure, and securities litigation reform and government relations.

His professional memberships included the AICPA, California Society of CPAs and the Asian American Manufacturers’ Association.

His community and not for profit service includes membership in the inaugural class of Leadership San Francisco, and years of service on the Board of Trustees of the Chinese American International School in San Francisco.  He is past chair and president of the Asian Business League of San Francisco which provided mentoring and careerdevelopment programs for Asian businesses and entrepreneurs.  This augmented his earlier leadership in the National Association of Asian American CPA’s who paved the way the significant increase in Asians entering the public accounting profession, especially with the largest international firms.  The Annual Accounting Career Day was a primary event for Asian college students to prepare for competitive entry into the accounting and finance professions.  He has spoken at numerous career development forums spanning from UC Berkeley to Lowell High School.  He was active in the Boy Scouts of America as Assistant Scout Master and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley.  More recently, he has supported local Chinese organizations such as On Lok, Angel Island Immigration Foundation, and the 1990 Institute