Kevin Lynch is a seasoned executive with 35 years of strategic and operating experience, largely in professional and technical services, operating at scale within private and public environments, with a proven track record of delivering growth and exceptional financial returns.
As Optiv’s chief executive officer (CEO) and a board member, Lynch is responsible for executing the company’s vision to challenge the status quo by delivering innovative cybersecurity solutions that create simplicity and confidence for clients around the world.
Lynch joined Optiv from Deloitte, where he served in a variety of leadership roles for 20 years. Most recently, as a senior partner at Deloitte focused on substantially growing the firm’s mergers and acquisition services revenue and playing a key role in re-architecting the business. He served many of the firm’s largest clients as an overall advisory partner in the technology infrastructure, cloud, cybersecurity and computing segments. Lynch was also Deloitte’s chief global officer, overseeing $1.2B of annual investment and optimizing the U.S. partnership’s global interests.
Prior to Deloitte, Lynch was chief strategy officer at AECOM, a Fortune 150 global engineering and construction services firm, where he was tasked with driving growth across the company’s portfolio. Lynch was also a director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, focused on the intersection of strategy and technology.
Lynch received a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Southern California and a MBA with honors from the University of Washington. A regular lecturer on the topics of growth and strategy, he has enjoyed a long career as a board-level advisor with a wide array of public and private organizations on subjects like capital allocation, emerging trends and strategic choices.