Michael Young


Michael Young is a director for Toft Group, based in San Diego. He brings a unique knowledge base acquired from his 14 years of experience as a preclinical research scientist, where he developed and designed several small-molecule and biologics through in vivo and bench assay screens.

He joined Toft Group from National Search Associates (NSA), an executive search firm where he was focused on recruiting Director-level through C-level positions within the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, technology and diagnostics industries. Prior to that, Michael served as an executive search consultant with The Newport Group and a business development professional and recruiter with Kelly Services, a global scientific staffing provider.

Michael began his career as an R&D scientist with a focus on immunology and metabolic disease. He spent 12 years with The Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation (GNF), where many of his projects are now into clinical testing within the Novartis pipeline. Michael graduated from Carroll College in Helena, Montana, with a B.S. in biology and a minor in chemistry.