Kenneth Young

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Kenneth Young , Chief Executive Officer

Kenneth (Kenny) Young is Chief Executive Officer for Babcock & Wilcox (B&W), a leader in energy and environmental products and services for power and industrial markets worldwide.


Named to his position in November 2018, Mr. Young has 30 years of operational, executive and director experience primarily within the communications and finance industry. He has served as President of B. Riley Financial, Inc., and Chief Executive Officer for B. Riley Principal Investments, a wholly-owned subsidiary of B. Riley Financial.


Before that, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Americas at Lightbridge Communications Corporation (LCC) before being named President and CEO in 2008. He led the company through a significant turnaround culminating with the sale of the company to Tech Mahindra Limited for $240 million in 2015. During his tenure as CEO, Mr. Young increased LCC’s size and presence through five key acquisitions, led a series of investments in new technologies and service expansions, and led three significant re-capitalizations. Prior to joining LCC, Mr. Young was Chief Marketing and Operations Officer with Liberty Media’s TruePosition and held various senior executive positions with multiple corporations, including 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 bachelor of science degree in computer science from Graceland University and holds master’s of business administration from the University of Southern Illinois.


He is a member of the Board of Directors for Globalstar, Inc., Orion Energy Systems, Inc., bebe stores, inc., and Liberty Tax, Inc.