Thomas Lynch is the Founder and Senior Managing Director of Mill Road Capital. Prior to Mill Road Capital he was Founder and Senior Managing Director of Lazard Capital Partners; Managing Director at the Blackstone Group, where he was the first investment professional hired to work exclusively in the private equity group; and a Consultant and Project Manager for the Monitor Company, a management consulting firm founded by Michael Porter. Mr. Lynch began his career as an advertising executive at the Interpublic Group of Companies.
Mr. Lynch is also Chairman of the Board of Rubio’s Restaurants Inc. and a member of the Board of Directors of Vision7 International Ulc (formerly known as Cossette Inc.) and Panera Bread Co. He has also served on numerous private and not-for-profit boards. He earned a BA (with honors) in political economy and philosophy from Williams College, an MPhil in politics from Oxford University (graduating first in his class), and an MBA from Stanford University.
George Will wrote that 1965 was “the hinge of our postwar history.” William F. Buckley Jr. played a crucial role in that historic moment, in no small part by running for mayor of New York City and helping to re-create a thriving two-party system.