Doug Lynch has been involved with several startups throughout his career and was most 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 is on the Board of Advisors of SBCC’s Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and is an Instructor, Mentor and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at UCSB’s Technology Management Program and Adjunct Faculty at Antioch University’s MBA program. Doug is also an Angel Investor with several active investments.
In his spare time, Doug is a player, referee and President with the Santa Barbara Grunions Rugby Football Club; on the Executive Committee for The Santa Barbara Beer Festival and trains for Ironman Triathlon races.