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Anita Lynch    

Chief Data Officer, Corporate Board Director & Angel Investor

Anita Lynch is passionate about driving digital transformation. Lynch's unique multi-disciplinary leadership experience spans engineering, strategy and data technology for public and private companies at all life stages. With her broad experience, Lynch is a deeply valued executive team member known for making key connections, providing a fresh perspective, and synthesizing complex ideas into streamlined communication.

Lynch oversees the delivery of strategic impact through technology and data. She is sought out for her strategic acumen in data risk management, cybersecurity, and privacy compliance. Lynch is an innovation leader who has globally scaled data and technology to drive enterprise SaaS business models in retail, media and finance sectors.

Lynch serves as Chief Data Officer for a Silicon Valley tech firm New Relic Inc. (NASDAQ: NEWR). As New Relic’s first Chief Data Officer, Lynch is responsible for extracting business value from data to drive long-term growth strategy. Beyond the c-suite, Lynch plays a leadership role in vital community programs and has served on non-profit boards supporting education initiatives for urban youth with Chicago Youth Centers and Silicon Valley Talent Partnership in the San Francisco Bay area. Lynch also volunteers with Harvard Business School Admissions, Harvard Business School Alumni Board and Harvard Alumni Association.

Anita Lynch has been recognized for trailblazing and leadership. In 2020, she was named in the San Francisco Business Times 'Top 100 Most Influential Women in Business' and a featured keynote speaker in Snowflake's 2020 Data Cloud Summit. Lynch is among the first African-American women to serve as Chief Data Officer for a publicly traded company. Her early career days were at startups engineering software and algorithms for trading exchanges. Lynch has been recognized as an innovator and technology inventor with patents for her work on trading systems at the Chicago Board of Trade in 2004.

A native of Chicago, Lynch now resides in Oakland, CA.

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