Kneeland Youngblood is a Founding Partner of Pharos Capital Group. Mr. Youngblood is Chairman and CEO of the Firm and responsible for overall firm strategy. Mr. Youngblood is a member of the investment committees of Pharos' funds and currently serves on the boards of Egenera and Reel FX.
Mr. Youngblood was chairman of the American Beacon Funds, managed by American Beacon Advisors, an investment affiliate of American Airlines. He was a director of Starwood Hotels and Lodging, Burger King, Gap Inc., and the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. He was a former director of the U.S. Enrichment Corporation, a global energy services company taken public in 1998 in a $1.4 billion initial public offering in the largest U.S. government privatization since Conrail. He served as a Presidential appointee with Senate confirmation in his role on the Board. He currently serves as lead director on the board of Light & Wonder, Inc., and serves on the board of directors of The Black Economic Alliance, California Institute of Technology (“Caltech”), Core Scientific, Inc., and the Prostate Cancer Foundation.
Mr. Youngblood is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and graduated from Princeton University in 1978 with an A.B. in Science in Human Affairs and earned an M.D. degree from the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School in 1982. Mr. Youngblood is based out of the firm’s Dallas office.