As the leader of the Elastic U.S. Public Sector practice, George Young directs the activities of an organization focused on helping Federal Government agencies leverage the value of their data resources to meet mission and business objectives. He is responsible for Elastic strategic direction across the civilian, defense and intelligence sectors, and manages business development, partnerships, and customer support teams designed to meet the specific requirements of government clients for cybersecurity, data mining, operational awareness, as well as geospatial and intelligence data analysis.
George has more than thirty years’ experience in positions of increasing responsibility supporting Federal Government customers. He has developed practical expertise in the advantages and applications of open source software to meet agency demands for data management, analysis, and trusted information sharing. He has substantial experience in evaluating governance, risk, and compliance for public sector applications and over the past five years he has developed a skilled Elastic Public Sector team to provide first-quality support to meet customer demands for organized, secure, and timely access to Federal data.
Prior to joining Elastic, George served as a Federal Sales leader with MongoDB, Agiliance, and Merlin International, where he helped agencies satisfy their information technology and business requirements. Through his collaboration with defense and civilian organizations, George acquired an operational understanding of how agencies can optimize open source applications, enhance risk management, and advance enterprise data analysis and cloud computing strategies.
George was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Western New England University and he is an active member in the Federal Open Source and IT community, including his engagement with the two of the largest chapters of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, AFCEA Northern Virginia and AFCEA DC. He is based in Loudoun County, Virginia, where he resides with his family, dog named Duke, and enjoys spending time exploring the great outdoors and volunteering in the third world.