Operating Partner Emeritus, Ops & Executive Vice Chairman of Executive Advisory Board
Joined Gryphon: 1996
Will Lynn joined the “Executive Investor Board” in 1996; Partner in 1999
Industry Group: Operations Resources Group
Currently serves on Gryphon Company Boards:
Will successfully facilitated the separation of Eight O’Clock Coffee from A&P, its corporate owner, and spearheaded the development of new management team members to operate and grow the new company. He plays an active role in the selection and development of Gryphon CEOs. For a mix of Gryphon-backed companies, Will provides direct support to the CEOs and management teams as they organize their companies for optimum performance.
- ConAgra, President, LaChoy/Rosarita foods division.
- Clorox Company, Group Vice President – A 27-year veteran with the consumer brand leader, Will developed multi-disciplined experiences in manufacturing, marketing, distribution, product development, management information systems, acquisitions, start-ups, restructurings, and divestitures. At different periods during his Clorox career, had operations responsibility for the household products business, including products such as Clorox Liquid and Dry Bleaches, Liquid Plumber Drain Opener and Softscrub Cleanser. Additionally, he served as President and General Manager of the Kingsford Charcoal, KC Masterpiece Barbeque Sauce and Hidden Valley Ranch divisions, and led the venture team which launched Brita Water Filters. Also led the acquisitions of Pine-Sol Cleaner, Combat Insecticide and KC Masterpiece Barbeque Sauce, as well as the divestitures of the bottled water and restaurant equipment divisions.
- Private Equity Consultant – Post-Clorox, 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
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