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Mark Young

Mark Young

Title: Franchisee

Company: McDonalds Restaurants

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

Educational Background:

M.A., Organizational Behavior, Michigan State University
B.A., Organizational Communication, University of Utah

Huntsman School Interactions:

Entrepreneur Leadership Series Speaker - February 18, 2015


Mark Young received a master’s degree from Michigan State University and then worked as an advertising executive in Salt Lake City. While working on the McDonald’s account, Mark decided he wanted to become a business owner rather than a consultant to businesses. He worked at a McDonald’s for a period of time in order to qualify for a franchise. After he gained sufficient experience, he was offered his first franchise at Kimball Junction near Park City, Utah. Over time, Young was able to obtain five more franchises and built a very successful business. He excels in recruiting, hiring, training key employees, and customer service.


Entrepreneur Leadership Speaker Series: February 18, 2015