Will Lynn

Operating Partner Emeritus, Ops & Executive Vice Chairman of Executive Advisory Board

Will joined Gryphon in 1996 and works closely with Gryphon’s Executive Advisory Board to maximize short and long-term operating and financial performance. He also assists Gryphon deal teams in identifying, evaluating, and executing investments. Current Gryphon portfolio company board appointments include Smile Brands.


  • ConAgra, President, LaChoy/Rosarita foods division
  • Clorox Company, Group Vice President – A 27-year veteran consumer brand leader with multi-disciplined experiences in manufacturing, marketing, distribution, product development, management information systems, acquisitions, start-ups, restructurings, and divestitures across the household products businesses, including Clorox Liquid and Dry Bleaches, Liquid Plumber, Softscrub Cleanser, Kingsford Charcoal, KC Masterpiece Barbeque Sauce, and Hidden Valley Ranch.
  • Private Equity Consultant – Post-Clorox, Will worked independently evaluating numerous investments, including many in partnership with David Andrews at Oak Hill in 1994, and subsequently with Gryphon since 1996.


Case Western Reserve
Baldwin Wallace College


Oakland YMCA