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Lynne Clarke

Lynn Clarke

CEO, Board Chair & Director -


Lynn is an independent board director, Chair & CEO with consumer packaged goods, digital, e-commerce, manufacturing, distribution, technology & specialty retail expertise. She has driven growth & has strategic, branding & operating experience in nine different industries, two Fortune 50 companies, two Private Equity firms and also acquired her own specialty e-commerce/digital company. Lynn is currently Chair of two boards & has experience on more than10 privately-held & private equity owned boards. Her experience includes 17 years of executive and general management, branding & operations roles at PepsiCo & General Mills, 4 years as CEO of private equity-owned companies & 11 years as CEO of an award-winning, direct to consumer global e-commerce business. Lynn’s goal as a board member is to advise companies on how to grow profitable businesses via digital disruption & brand building, based on a deep understanding of consumer & customer needs, enabling those organizations meet those needs better than competitors.

Current Governance Roles
2018 to date - Chairman of the Board, Nielsen-Massey, Privately-held food flavorings manufacturer
2018 to date - Chairman of the Board, Talalay Global Latex, PE-owned mattress component manufacturer
2017 to date - Board Member, Top Notch Distributors, Privately-held architectural hardware distributor
2014 to date - Board Member, visii.com, early stage AI & visual search technology, London-based
2009 to date - Board Member, Abarta Coca-Cola Beverages, Governance, Audit & Compensation Chair -

Previous Governance Roles
2009 to 2018 - Board Member, Kahiki Frozen Foods (previously publicy-traded); recently sold
2011 to 2014 - Board Member, Trophikos Inc. Privately-held nutrition supplement e-commerce distributor
2006 to 2008 - Advisory Board Member, Wells-Fargo (Wachovia) Bank
2001 to 2004 - Board Member, Oskar Huber Furniture, Privately-held retailer CEO/Leadership
2005 to 2017 CEO - MetroKitchen.com, digital consumer retailer of upscale brands of cookware, knives
2002 to 2004 President/CEO - Fox Run, home products distributor to specialty retail 2000 to 2002 President/CEO, Board Member - Message Link, retailer/direct marketer of wireless products
1989 to 2000 Pepsi Co - Marketing to Division General Manager
1983 to 1989 General Mills - Marketing Assistant to Product Manager

Lynn is a board member of the National Association of Corporate Directors Connecticut chapter, a member of Women Corporate Directors (WCD) and the Young Presidents Organization (YPO/WPO). She is also a frequent speaker on strategic planning, digital disruption & compensation, including at the 2018 NACD Summit, NACD Advanced Directors Conference, the Institute of Internal Auditors, Private Directors Association & the Georgia Institute of Technology Business School.

She attended the YPO Harvard Business School leadership program & Wharton Business School Directors program. Lynn has an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and a B.A. in Journalism & Communications from Point Park University. She is a resident of Greenwich, CT.