Chief Data Scientist
Barings, Partner of MassMutual Romania
John Young is the Chief Data Scientist at Barings, responsible for the firm’s data methods, processes, algorithms, and systems that provide analytics insights to help drive business strategies. He leads a global team of data professionals who are responsible for infusing data science, automation, and data visualization to extract signals and insights for the business. With more than 20 years of experience building new teams, capabilities, and services across multiple industries with a strong base in distributed systems, parallel computing, and data monetization. He has deep expertise in data mining, behavioral targeting, analytic systems, machine learning algorithms, and business intelligence. Prior to joining the firm in 2021, John was the Chief Data and Scientific Officer at C2FO, a working capital marketplace that matches the cash flow needs of buyers and suppliers. While there, John built and deployed a cloud-based global data platform to give customer facing teams a unified analytics view. Previously, he was Vice President of Advanced Engineering and Data Science for DST where his team improved the effectiveness of customer targeting and marketing, resulting in increased product and service usage. John has a PhD from the University of Northern Colorado, receiving his Doctorate in Applied Statistics & Research Methodology. He lives with his family in Kansas City.