Let’s assume for a minute that you’ve just landed your dream job–your new employer is a household name, your title is the envy of thousands, and of course, you’re well-paid. But what would you do if you found yourself miserable with your new situation? Our guest today faced that very situation. But through some soul-searching, and a life-changing conversation on a flight, he found his path forward–and also discovered a few things about life, love, and football. He’ll help us consider the question:
How can we become more selfless leaders?
A conversation with former NFL MVP quarterback and author Steve Young, on this episode of Lead With a Question.
Steve Young is the President and Co-Founder of HGGC, and a Director of Pathfinder Acquisition Corp. 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 15 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 $1 billion dollars worldwide to benefit children's hospitals.
Steve earned a J.D. from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University and a B.S. in Finance and Political Science from Brigham Young University.