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Josh Young, CIO of Bison Interests, is today's featured Forty Under 40 honoree.

Young got into the investment space as a teenager, when he invested in stocks after following them in the newspaper. However, it wasn’t until he became chairman of a $100+ million public company at the age of 33 that he really got to show the energy sector all the good he could do for it.

“I became chairman of a struggling Canadian publicly traded oil and gas company, RMP Energy, in 2017," he said. "I refreshed the board and management team, sold off noncore assets and sold the company for a 79% premium in 2018, despite a challenging time for the company and its peers."

In addition to hosting regular barbecues with oil and gas executives, Young has a mounting social media presence, where he advocated for increased investment in the industry and better energy policy.

“The industry should be more open about the good it does for humanity,” he said. “Focusing on the positives is great for morale and could help improve broader sentiment toward the industry.”

After growing up in Santa Monica, Calif., Young attended the University of Chicago, where it only took him two and a half years to finish his degree. He now lives in Houston with his spouse and young daughter.

Click here for Josh Young's full profile.

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