Kneeland Youngblood

Kneeland Youngblood

Founding Partner, Chairman, and CEO of Pharos Capital Group


Kneeland Youngblood, is Founding Partner, Chairman, and CEO of Pharos Capital Group, a private equity firm that invests in value based healthcare focused on improving patient outcomes, lowering the cost of healthcare and creating greater access for patients.

Mr. Youngblood currently serves as lead director of Scientific Games Corporation. He also serves on the board of Core Scientific, TPG Pace Beneficial Finance Corporation I and II (SPACs), Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, and California Institute of Technology (Caltech). He previously served on the board of four Special Purpose Acquisition Companies since 2015 which have completed successful transactions. He also served on the board of Energy Future Holdings (formerly TXU), Starwood Hotels and Lodging, Gap Inc., Burger King, iStar Financial (a mortgage REIT), American Beacon Advisors (a subsidiary of American Airlines where he chaired the Board) and the United States Enrichment Corporation (Presidential appointment with Senate confirmation under President Bill Clinton). He serves and has served on multiple private and not for profit boards, including the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, a Gubernatorial appointment by Governor Ann Richards confirmed by the State Senate.

Mr. Youngblood is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and graduated from Princeton University in 1978 with an A.B in Politics/Science in Human Affairs and earned an M.D. degree from the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School in 1982.