Steve Young is the President and Co-Founder of HGGC. Steve serves as
Chairman of the Board of five HGGC portfolio companies: IDERA,
Integrity, DealerFX, and AutoAlert. Prior to sale, he also served as a member
of the Board of Directors for the firm’s Fund II investment in Serena
Software (acquired by Micro Focus International plc) and the Fund I exited
investments in Hybris Software (acquired by SAP SE) and Sunquest
Information Systems (acquired by Roper Technologies).
Prior to the inception of HGGC, Steve’s professional football career spanned
more than fifteen years in the NFL, primarily with the San Francisco 49ers,
where he received numerous accolades, including Most Valuable Player of
Super Bowl XXIX, Sports Illustrated and Sporting News’ Player of the Year
from 1992 – 1994 and the NFL’s Most Valuable Player for 1992 and 1994. He
is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, in addition, in 2005, Steve
was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the first left-handed
quarterback to be so honored. When he retired, Steve was the highest-rated
quarterback in NFL history and has the distinction of being the only signal
caller in league annals to win four consecutive NFL passing titles.
Steve and his wife Barb founded and chair the Forever Young Foundation in
conjunction with Sophie’s Place, which are music therapy facilities built in
children’s hospitals that treat young people suffering from pain, chronic
illness, and serious injury. Steve is actively involved in children’s charities
worldwide and is currently the International Spokesperson for the Children’s
Miracle Network, which has raised over one billion dollars world-wide to
benefit children’s hospitals.