Hello! I'm Joe Young.

Chief Executive Officer

Biopharma Super Power

Ability to see through seemingly impenetrable objects and connect the dots – A formidable pharma executive able to fuse strategy and operations to achieve breakthrough financial performance.


Joe Young

I am the Founder, President, and CEO of Vault Bioventures. My vision for the company is created from my passion for helping others create and capture greater value from innovative therapeutic technology platforms – molecules, products, and brands – which are at the heart of the industry.

I founded Vault in 2011 with a vision to provide unique, strategic services that help pharmaceutical executives and their teams capture the full potential of their products, portfolios, and businesses. Based in San Diego, we are a global company delivering global impact.

Joe Young Vault Bioventures Pharmaceutical Executive
The Pharma

Thought Leader

With an academic background in the sciences and a passion for business, the focus of my career has been learning and teaching how value is created in the biopharmaceutical industry. With a purpose to start at the end of the value chain – where company meets customer, I had a very successful first phase of my career in pharmaceutical sales and sales leadership. From this experience I developed a belief that if you don’t know how to convince one customer, then you can’t learn how to convince a marketplace of customers. From this ‘shop-floor’ of our industry, I pursued my passion through in-line marketing, new product planning, business development, portfolio strategy, business unit management, and executive and operational leadership. Along the way I’ve led the creation of global blockbuster products and portfolios, and transformed businesses into strategic, operational powerhouses. I’m proud that the impact I’ve delivered has tangible and real results in the marketplace – better care for patients and better financial returns for the industry.

Vault prides itself on a truly unique business model that attracts top talent of highly-driven, specialized career pharmaceutical executives and professionals to assist clients with overcoming the toughest challenges they face in bringing products to patients.

Kimberlee Young is my wonderful wife and business partner. We have two amazing daughters, five 4-legged babies, and love the southern California lifestyle. I am an avid history buff and continuous learner. I believe learning from the past is critical to moving towards a better future. In my spare time (and when I want to be humbled), I play golf. Traveling and seeking new adventures as a family, we have been blessed to travel to some amazing places in this world and have met some exceptional people, some of whom we considered our extended family.

Favorite Quote

“You ask what is our aim? I can answer in one word: It is Victory.”
– Winston Churchill

Family Life

We are always planning our next adventure!
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Passion & Leadership

I am a leader who will always push towards the impossible while remaining a kid at heart.
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Life Lessons

To be of good character and to pass on good to others. I am the man I am today because of my father.
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Final Thought

The way we see the problem is often the problem. Vault specializes in seeing and breaking those paradigms to tackle the toughest challenges our clients face and help them get from where they are to where they want to be.
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Vault Bioventures' Team

Lee Sammartino

Chief Creative Officer, DX Lead

Sarah Nocchi-Ruiz

Associate Director

Kimberlee Young

VP of Operations

Chris Vohnout

Chief Financial Officer

Abigail Young

Operations Analyst

Sherry Barnes

Executive Assistant to the CEO