Robert “Bob” Young is a serial entrepreneur who co-founded the open-source Fortune 500 companyRedHat(NYSE: RHT) in 1993 and the premiere international marketplace for digital content, in 2002. Bob’s success and ascending entrepreneurial trajectory earned him notable accolades such as being named one of Business Week’s “Top Entrepreneurs” in 1999, Smart Resellers “50 Smart People” and’s lists of “Top Entrepreneur for 2006” and “Top 50 Agenda-Setters in the Technology Industry in 2006”.

With over 20 years of experience in the marketing, finance and technology sectors, Bob is also actively involved in several other business and philanthropic ventures. In 1999, he co-founded the Center for the Public Domain, a charitable organization aimed at advancing healthy conversations surrounding intellectual property, patent and copyright law, and the management of public domain for the common good.

Bob is also a football enthusiast. He ventured into the sports industry in 2003 when he purchased the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, a Canadian Football League franchise.

As evidenced by his sublime track-record, Bob is a strong advocate of excellence through innovation. A principle that led him to participate in PrecisionHawk’s Series A funding round in 2013. Bob’s involvement and commitment to PrecisionHawk, a company that was soon referred to as the “Red Hat of Big Data”, is profoundly instrumental in the start-up’s entry to the extremely high-growth, highly competitive space.

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