About Darrell Young


Darrell Young has worked in financial services since 1997 - having been employed at several prestigious global firms including Merrill Lynch, UBS Financial Services and Deloitte & Touche.  In 2012, Darrell and a business partner founded Poplar Global Wealth Management with the goal of providing portfolio management and financial planning services to business owners and affluent households.  Darrell wanted to create a transparent secure environment where clients come first - not corporate shareholders and executives.  He recognized that he could serve his clients in a more meaningful way as an independent Registered Investment Adviser, adhering to rigorous fiduciary standards.  

Darrell conducts himself with the belief that his respective clients' best interests are his own.  His professional behavior is guided by the "Golden Rule" - to treat others as he would expect to be treated.  A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Darrell is a product of the Scouting community and earned the rank of Eagle Scout as a youth.  Along with leadership and communication skills, Darrell learned the values of trustworthiness and loyalty through Scouting.  His continued active participation in Scouting as a volunteer leader and registered Merit Badge Counselor keeps him mindful of these important values.  

Darrell currently serves as a Board Member of the California Society of CPAs, Peninsula Silicon Valley Chapter.  Related to that role, he is also a recognized leader and regular speaker on the subject of "Financial Literacy."  In addition to his professional commitments in the finance world, Darrell served a term as a National Board Member for the UC Santa Barbara Alumni Association (his alma mater).  And for over 25 years, Darrell has been a volunteer with Self-Help for the Elderly in San Francisco.  Similar to his client commitments, Darrell's community commitments are thoughtful, long-term and without expectations.  

In another life, Darrell would have been a TV news anchor.   




2012 to presentPoplar Global Wealth Management
                             Principal, Investment Adviser Representative
2012 to presentMutual Securities, Inc. Registered Representative
2007 to 2012Merrill Lynch
2003 to 2007UBS Financial Services Inc.


since 2008Certified Investment Management Analyst
since 2006Certified Financial Planner
since 2001Certified Public Accountant
since 2004Insurance Producer (Life, Long-term Care, Disability)
since 2004FINRA Series 66, Uniform Combined State Law Exam
since 2003FINRA Series 7, General Securities Representative


1997University of California, Santa Barbara
 B.A., Business Economics, emphasis in Accounting


 California Society of CPAs
 Board Member and Financial Literacy Committee Chair
 Peninsula Silicon Valley Chapter

 Troop 12 Alumni Association Inc.

 Eagle Scout

 Self-Help for the Elderly



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