April Young joined Hercules in 2011 as Managing Director and is based in the company's McLean, VA offices. Previously she was a Senior Vice President and Managing Director for MMV Financing, a Toronto-based venture debt fund, responsible for developing and implementing that company's expansion strategy in the United States.
Prior to joining MMV, Young was with Comerica Bank for 10 years as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of the Mid-Atlantic Technology and Life Sciences Division. Earlier in her career, Young was Executive Director of the Potomac KnowledgeWay Project, and Senior Fellow for Regional Economic Development at George Mason University's Institute for Public Policy. Prior to that, Young was the Director of the Virginia Department of Economic Development and also served as Executive Director of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority.
Young holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration from Saint Louis University and a B.A. and M.S. in Urban and Regional Planning from George Washington University. She has served as director of many professional organizations including the International Economic Development Council, Mid-Atlantic Venture Association, the Florida Venture Forum, the Association for Corporate Growth, and Greater Philadelphia's PACT. She is currently Chairman of the Board of Five Talents International, a Christian micro-finance organization, Treasurer of Goodwill of Greater Washington, and Treasurer of the Northern Virginia Health Foundation. Young has received numerous honors for her involvement in the community, including Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Northern Virginia Technology Association and Women in Technology.
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