Doug Lynch has been involved with several startups throughout his career and was recently the Founding Executive Director of the Goleta Entrepreneurial Magnet (GEM), a startup incubator/accelerator. Doug was previously Chairman 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 has been an Instructor, Mentor and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at UCSB’s Technology Management Program and is currently Affiliate Faculty at Antioch University’s MBA and BA programs. Doug is also an Accredited Investor with several active local investments.
In his spare time, Doug is a player and referee with the Santa Barbara Grunions Rugby Football Club; on the Executive Committee for The Santa Barbara Beer Festival; and when time permits, trains for Ironman Triathlon races.