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Steve Young      

Former NFL Quarterback & Two-Time NFL MVP; Founder of the Forever Young Foundation

Steve serves as Chairman of the Board of four HGGC portfolio companies: IDERA, Integrity, Dealer-FX and AutoAlert. Prior to their sales, he also served as a member of the Board of Directors for the firm’s exited investments in hybris Software (acquired by SAP AG (NYSE: SAP)), Serena Software (acquired by Micro Focus International plc (NYSE: MFGP)) and Sunquest Information Systems (acquired by Roper Technologies (NYSE: ROP)).

Prior to the inception of HGGC, Steve's professional football career spanned more than fifteen years in the NFL, primarily with the San Francisco 49ers, where he received numerous accolades, including Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XXIX, Sports Illustrated and Sporting News' Player of the Year from 1992 - 1994 and the NFL's Most Valuable Player for 1992 and 1994. In 2005, Steve was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the first left-handed quarterback to be so honored. When he retired, Steve was the highest-rated quarterback in NFL history and has the distinction of being the only signal caller in league annals to win four consecutive NFL passing titles.

Steve founded and chairs the Forever Young Foundation which is actively involved in children's charities worldwide and is currently the broadcast host as well as the former International Spokesperson for the Children's Miracle Network, which has raised over one billion dollars world-wide to benefit children's hospitals.

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Get Off the Bench, Be a Starter

Executing Explosive Offense




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Winning in Business and Sports

A Conversation with Steve Young

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Steve Young opens up about struggles with severe separation anxiety
Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young opened up about his struggles with mental health issues at a charity event, revealing that he grew up with severe separation anxiety that went undiagnosed well into his playing career with the San Francisco 49ers.
Steve Young Is an Athlete Who's Actually Good at Finance ...
Steve Young Is an Athlete Who's Actually Good at Finance. The next time you see him on ESPN, remember: He's probably thinking about private equity.
Steve Young book excerpt: Story behind 1994 NFC Championship ...
In an excerpt from his book, Steve Young tells the story behind the 1994 NFC Championship between the 49ers and the Cowboys—and how he almost didn't p .
Steve Young's private-equity firm is on a tear - Business Insider
Steve Young is a three-time Super Bowl champion who is also running a multibillion-dollar private-equity firm.

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