Biography

Kenneth M. Young

Kenneth M. Young currently serves as President of B. Riley. In addition, Mr. Young serves as Chief Executive Officer for B. Riley Principal Investments, a wholly-owned subsidiary of B. Riley, which acquires, invests and operates harvest opportunities across several verticals, including communications, media, construction, and retail, with a focus on maximizing cash flows through operational expertise. Mr. Young has served on the boards of Orion Energy Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of high quality, industry leading LED lighting products, since August 2017, Globalstar, Inc., a provider of mobile satellite services, since September 2015, and bebe stores, inc., a global brand clothing retailer, since January 2018. He also served on the boards of Proxim Wireless Corporation from December 2016 until July 2018, Special Diversified Opportunities Inc. from March 2015 until May 2017, where he also served on the compensation committee, and B. Riley from December 2014 to September 2016, where he was the chair of the audit committee and served on the compensation committees and governance committees. Mr. Young has 30 years of operational, executive and director experience primarily within the communications and finance industry. Previously, he served as Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Operating Officer of the Americas at Lightbridge Communications Corporation (“LCC”) from 2006 to 2008 before serving as President and Chief Executive Officer from 2008 to 2016. Prior to joining LCC, Mr. Young held various senior executive positions with multiple corporations, including Liberty Media’s TruePosition Location Services subsidiary. Additionally, Mr. Young held senior positions within Cingular Wireless, SBC Wireless, Southwestern Bell Telephone and AT&T as part of his 16-year tenure within the now combined AT&T Corporation. Mr. Young holds a B.S. from Graceland University and an MBA from the University of Southern Illinois.