Kevin Lynch

Chief Executive Officer

Kevin Lynch is a seasoned executive with more than 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, including: Chief Global Officer, overseeing $1.2B of annual investment and optimizing the U.S. partnership’s global interests; leading and doubling the scale of the firm’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications industry practice; revolutionizing the firm’s Strategy practice to compete and take substantial share from deeply entrenched incumbents; and as Senior Partner, re-architecting and substantially growing the firm’s mergers and acquisition services revenue, serving many of the firm’s largest clients as an overall advisory partner in the technology infrastructure, cloud, cybersecurity and computing segments.

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.


A board director for Optiv and Ten Eleven Ventures, Lynch serves on the Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board (CED) Technology and Innovation think tank. He is also a member of the Forbes Technology Council, the Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council and is a regular lecturer on the topics of growth, strategy and cybersecurity. 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.


Lynch received a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Southern California and an MBA with honors from the University of Washington.