Ex-Gov. Lynch joins Dyn Inc. board

'I believe my experience in both the private and public sector will add a unique voice to Dyn’s talented board of directors'



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Half a year after joining the board of Nashua-based Ping4, former Gov. John Lynch has joined the board of directors at another New Hampshire tech company.

Lynch, the popular former governor who last year decided not to seek a fifth term in office, will join the board of Dyn Inc., a Manchester-based Internet Infrastructure as a Service provider.

Dyn CEO Jeremy Hitchock called Lynch “one of the most thoughtful people I’ve ever met” who who will “bring a balance and wisdom to our board.”

“I have watched Dyn grow over the years and blossom into one of the premier companies in the state of New Hampshire,” Lynch said. “I’m very excited to be joining its board. I believe my experience in both the private and public sector will add a unique voice to Dyn’s talented board of directors.”

Before entering public service, Lynch was the CEO of Knoll Inc., a national furniture manufacturer that, during his tenure, went from losing $50 million a year to making profits of nearly $240 million annually. Prior to that, he was director of admissions at Harvard Business School.

Most recently Lynch served as the inaugural Perkins Bass Distinguished Visitor at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth College for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Lynch completes a board that already includes:

  • Jeremy Hitchcock, Dyn CEO and co-founder
  • Jason Calacanis, founder and CEO of Mahalo, co-founder of ThisWeekIn, co-founder and former CEO of Weblogs, Inc. (acq. by AOL) and a respected angel investor
  • Ric Fulop, general partner at North Bridge and co-founder of A123 Systems
  • Russ Pyle, general partner at North Bridge
  • Scott Dussault, executive vice president and CFO of Demandware
  • Michael Boustridge, former president of BT Global Services

 

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