Top Risk Professional Joins UMD Smith School of Business
Supply Chain Management Center
College Park, Md. – April 12, 2012 – Gary Lynch, a top
professional in the field of supply chain risk, has joined the Supply Chain
Management Center at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of
Business as a senior research fellow. He will work with the center on research
projects and work with Smith students in the classroom.
Lynch is the Global Practice Leader for Supply Chain Risk and Resiliency
Solutions at Marsh Risk Consulting. Marsh Risk Consulting is a division of
Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management.
“We are extremely honored to have Gary Lynch join the center as a senior
research fellow,” said Sandor Boyson, research professor and co-director of the
Smith School’s Supply Chain Management Center. “His expertise and visionary
leadership in global supply chain risk management is world-renowned. He works
with top corporate leaders throughout the world to understand risk and help them
safeguard their most important business systems.”
Lynch will work closely with faculty at the Supply Chain Management Center,
which has a mission to help industry and government integrate leading edge
business practices and technology to real-time supply chains, and then translate
that research to the undergraduate and graduate students at the Smith School. He
has already worked with the center on a risk project for the Office of the
Director of National Intelligence and he has lectured to M.S. and MBA students
in supply chain risk management courses. He has also hired Smith MBA students to
work at Marsh Risk Consulting.
Lynch is a member of the Global Executive Committee at Marsh, responsible for
global practice integration, innovation and research, brand recognition, and
business development. He leads innovation and thought leadership for the Marsh
Risk Consulting specialties practices. His achievements led to executable
solutions such as new supply chain risk transfer insurance products; new
products and services to identify, measure, and mitigate supply chain risk;
comprehensive solutions for managing the economic, social, health and
jurisdictional risk of a pandemic; and solutions to measure and monitor third
In his role as a management consultant, his experience includes advising
executives at top global organizations in a range of industries, including
aeronautics, pharmaceuticals, contract manufacturing, high-tech, retail, and
Lynch previously worked in top risk and management consulting positions at
Booz Allen Hamilton, Ernst and Young, Gartner Group, and Chase Manhattan Bank
(now JP Morgan Chase). He is also an entrepreneur, having founded two risk
strategy ventures – Xeno LLC and Technology Risk Advisors Inc.
Lynch has served as an advisor to the World Economic Forum’s Global Risk Network
and as a panelist and speaker for many top industry events around the world. He
has guest lectured at top institutions, including the Wharton School of Business
at the University of Pennsylvania, MIT, and the Stern School of Business at New
York University. He is also the author of several books on the subject of supply
chain risk, including “Single Point of Failure, The Ten Essential Laws of Supply
Chain Risk Management.”
He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professor and earned his
bachelor of science from New York Institute of Technology.
About the University of Maryland’s Robert H.
Smith School of Business
The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader
in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University
of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate, full-time and
part-time MBA, executive MBA, executive MS, PhD and executive education programs,
as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The school offers its degree,
custom and certification programs in learning locations in North America and Asia.