Ron Young is Executive Vice President of Global for Williams-Sonoma, Inc. In this role, he leads the team in developing and delivering the company's global expansion strategy to increase market share while providing outstanding quality, value and service to our customers. Young joined WSI in 2014. Prior to his arrival, he spent 30 years working in the consumer products industry, with more than 25 years spent working in global markets with companies and brands such as PepsiCo, GAP Inc, EXPRESS and The Children's Place. He has held various senior executive positions within finance, operations and business leadership. Young has lived abroad, led international green-field start-ups, managed the creation of franchisee networks for multiple brands and been a global business leader. Young was born in Heppner, Oregon, and graduated from Oregon State University with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration.