A contributing researcher and analyst since Si2's inception, Robin Young oversees Si2's research efforts in all areas of corporate political activity and related shareholder proposals and co-authored its two studies on corporate political spending. In addition, he covers all research for executive compensation, mortgage and banking issues as well as contributing to research and reporting on environmental and sustainability proposals. Previously, he was a senior analyst for IRRC, ISS and RiskMetrics from 2005 to 2009. There he covered a wide range of corporate governance issues, including evaluation of company specific compensation plans, management and shareholder sponsored corporate governance issues with special emphasis on mergers, acquisitions and recapitalizations, as well as management and shareholder proposals related to executive compensation. While at IRRC and ISS he also helped collect and verify evergreen and overall dilution data and was a contributing writer to several dilution studies. He helped manage overseas teams and perform quality control checks on data collected by these divisions, as well as helping to maintain and manage the organizations' databases of shareholder proposals. He also worked for RiskMetrics' ESG group, covering political contributions and predatory lending. In addition to writing background materials and company analyses on these topics, he contributed to custom consulting projects, providing research for several clients and helping to develop cases for them on corporate engagement. Before coming to IRRC, Young also worked as loan officer and team leader for several mortgage businesses. He holds B.A. in political science from Colorado College.