Michael Young

  • Crown Point IN
Michael Young

Work History

Work History
May 2003 - Mar 2015

Owner, Marketing Manager, Racecar Driver

Young Racing

Owner, Marketing Manager, Racecar Driver Compose and present sponsorship proposals to potential sponsors Market products and services for all sponsors Provide weekly statistical performance updates for all sponsors Update information on the Young Racing Facebook Page Construct roll cages to track safety specs, install all safety equipment, perform all maintenance, make all the adjustments for optimum performance of the racecar

Mar 2012 - Dec 2013

Owner, Sales/marketing Manager

Ally Cakes LLC

Owner, Sales/Marketing Manager Launched a new business with $1,200 and an idea Developed a business plan that broke down growth into stages and ensured the financial success of the business Generated profits in both years of operation, Doubled profits second year Instituted a marketing plan and established a strong customer base that ensured the growth and success of the business

Aug 2005 - Feb 2006


Carroll Chevrolet

Sales/Leasing Consultant Sold and Leased New and Certified Used Vehicles Prepared and explained purchase and lease contracts Demonstrated each vehicle to potential customers and ensured each customer had a complete understanding of the vehicle's features and benefits, Successfully overcame customer objections Maintained good customer relations with past customers

Oct 2004 - Oct 2005

Illinois National Guard

Recruitment/Retention NCO (Noncommissioned Officer)

  • Counseled soldiers on career advancement through their Illinois National Guard Career
  • Conducted face-to-face prospecting and cold calling to develop recruits into Illinois National Guard Service
  • Recorded all necessary data on applicants into the ARISS computer system
  • Counseled recruits on career opportunities and benefits of National Guard Service
  • Managed new recruits until they shipped to Basic Combat Training
  • Instructed classes on physical fitness, drill and ceremony, and hand-to-hand combat at a Pre-Basic Training Course for new recruits preparing to ship for Basic Combat Training
Jun 1999 - Oct 2004

United States Army

Active Duty Assignments:

Basic Combat Training: C Co 128th Infantry Regiment, Ft. Jackson, SC

Advanced Individual Training (AIT), Military Occupational Specialty 92R Parachute Rigger, Ft. Lee, VA

E Co 782nd Main Support Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, Ft. Bragg, NC

Glendale Heights Recruitment Station, Downers Grove Company, Chicago Army Recruiting Battalion

E Co 1/507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Ft. Benning, GA

  • Progressed through ranks starting as a Private E-1 through Corporal E-4 (Noncommissioned Officer)
  • Squad leader managing 8 soldiers or more at any given time
  • Trained soldiers to be technically and tactically proficient in their job skills
  • Managed soldiers physical fitness needs for combat readiness
  • Address disciplinary problems in a professional manner as they arose
  • Counseled soldiers on career advancement and disciplinary actions
  • Attended Business Seminars to learn effective communication skills, effective speaking and speech skills, and handling objections
  • Conducted face-to-face prospecting and cold calling to achieve monthly mission of 2 recruits or more into Active Duty Army Enlistment
  • Utilized Microsoft Power Point and Excel on a weekly basis
  • Maintained a daily plan to achieve monthly missions
  • Properly inserted applicant information into the ARISS computer system
  • Managed new recruits and prepared them for success in Basic Combat Training
  • Maintained over $1,000,000 in inventory of parachute equipment
  • Packed over 4,000 malfunction-free parachutes, rigged military equipment for air drop, repaired parachute equipment, and properly inspected parachute equipment for safe deployment during paratrooper missions
  • Military Cargo Vehicle Operator
  • Hyster 4K Fork Lift Operator to load and unload semi-trailers


Aug 2009 - Dec 2015

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Entrepreneurship

Purdue University Calumet
  • President and active member of student veteran’s organization (VESA)
  • Receiving a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Entrepreneurship, Fall 2015 Expected

Completed courses in various areas of business including; Accounting, Human Resource Management, Business Law, Marketing, Economics, Entrepreneurship, and Management




Conducted customer research, identified a niche in the market and exploited it, planned and executed a Business Plan and model to two success and profitable years in business with Ally Cakes LLC.


Grew Ally Cakes from a Business Idea that started with $1,200 and grew into a profitable business for two years in operation.

Customer base

Identified a customer base in Ally Cakes LLC that included people looking for a food option free of substitute ingredients, baked in the traditional European Art of Baking.


Planned the startup of Ally Cakes LLC.