Doug Lynch has been an entrepreneur for the majority of his career and is currently Managing Director of The Lynch Group and was recently the Founding Executive Director of the Goleta Entrepreneurial Magnet (GEM), a startup incubator/accelerator. Doug was previously Founder and Managing Director of The REACH Group, a company he helped grow to become 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 is on the Board of Advisors of Santa Barbara City College’s (SBCC) Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and has been an Instructor, Mentor and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the University of California Santa Barbara’s (UCSB) Technology Management Program (TMP) and is presently Adjunct Faculty with Antioch University Santa Barbara’s MBA program and their Online MBA program. Doug is Chair of a Small Business Mastermind group, with an emphasis on Sustainability. Doug is also a member of the Sustainable Change Alliance and an Angel impact investor with several active investments.
In his spare time, Doug is involved with the Santa Barbara Grunions Rugby Football Club; a Board Member for Ventech.org, and with any spare time left, trains for Triathlon races.
Graduate Management Studies