Cheryl Young, SCA PresidentCheryl Young


Cheryl Young, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of SCA, has worked in the securities industry in various capacities for over thirty-five years. Her primary interest over the past twenty-five years is securities regulation. During this time, she has gained extensive knowledge of securities law and industry practices pertaining to private funds, investment advisers, family offices, and broker-dealers. She has developed a global practice, with clients in Europe, Asia and South America. She aspires to continue to make SCA a top boutique firm focused on a partnership approach with a core group of high quality clients.  

  • For twenty years, she has been a leader in registering and developing customized compliance programs and best practices for hundreds of investment advisers, both institutional and retail.
  • The family office sector has been a sub-specialty of her investment adviser practice for over ten years, where she works closely with top law firms and industry groups on regulatory challenges.
  • She has worked closely with the private fund industry since 2005, She has advised a number of private fund managers, including private equity, real estate, fixed income, and hedge fund managers.
  •  Her broker-dealer practice spans over 25 years where she has extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of FINRA regulation for institutional, online, and retail broker-dealers.

Cheryl is a CPA and holds a BBA in Accounting from West Texas A&M University. She also holds the Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional (CRCP) designation granted by the FINRA Institute/Wharton School Certification Program. The CRCP Program is the premier executive program designed for regulatory and compliance professionals.

She participates in a number of industry conferences and forums and previously sat on the advisory board of Complinet North America, a leading compliance information provider. She is currently a member of the National Association of Compliance Professionals (NSCP). Before entering compliance consulting, she held Industry positions as CFO, CCO and Corporate Finance Associate.

On a Personal Note

Cheryl is an avid horsewoman and back country adventurer. She also loves chess, bridge, books, and just hanging out with her family and friends.