Doug Lynch, MBA, has been involved with several startups in his career and was most recently the Founding Executive Director of the Goleta Entrepreneurial Magnet (GEM), a business incubator/accelerator. Doug was previously Chairman and Managing Director of The REACH Group, a leader in the implementation of organizational effectiveness programs to the upstream oil and gas industry. His clients included most of the world’s largest oil companies and government organizations.
Doug lives in Santa Barbara and consults part-time with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC). He is on the Board of Advisors of Santa Barbara City College’s Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and is an Instructor, Mentor, and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at UCSB’s Technology Management Program.
In his spare time, Doug is a player, referee and President with the Grunion Rugby Football Club; on the Executive Committee for The Santa Barbara Beer Festival; and trains for Ironman Triathlon races.