Tom Lynch, a Senior Managing Director at SierraConstellation Partners and Head of the Boston office, brings with him over two decades of capital market experience with a deep focus in restructuring, workouts, recapitalizations, M&A, secondary market transactions, as well as strategic planning and execution.
Prior to joining SCP, Tom was the co-founder and Managing Partner of Woods Hole Capital. Tom was responsible for the executive management and strategic direction of the firm. Tom focused on all aspects of the firm including risk management, portfolio management, operations and the executive leadership of the firm.
Prior to founding Woods Hole Capital, Tom was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Frederick’s of Hollywood Group (a publically traded company). In this capacity, Tom led an out of court financial and operational restructuring which culminated in a sale to Phil Falcone’s HRG Group in 2014. Prior to joining Frederick’s, Tom was the CEO of Mellon HBV later renamed Fursa Alternative Strategies. HBV was a risk arbitrage fund that had moved toward event driven less liquid positions. Tom was brought on by the founder William (Mickey) Harley during the peak of the credit crisis and was tasked with executing the orderly wind down of the firm with global investment interests and offices in NYC, Mumbai, London, and Hong Kong.
Tom has a lengthy and distinguished career in the asset management business. As a Managing Director of Mellon Institutional Asset Management, Tom was a member of the Senior Management Committee, and had direct executive responsibility for a 38 billion AUM business. While at Mellon, Tom founded and launched Mellon’s first Alternative Asset Management distribution group.
Tom has held executive positions with UBS Global Asset Management and the Dreyfus Corporation.
Tom is a graduate of St. Anselm College.
- Served as Chairman and CEO of a publicly traded specialty retailer. Completely restructured operations including; reduced SG&A by over $40M, consolidated executive leadership, sold wholesale division, closed unprofitable Philippine factory and maintained strong trade support for the entire period of the restructuring. Ended up selling the company to a NYC based PE Firm.
- Served as interim CEO of a Los Angeles based digital media company. Developed and implemented the companies first revenue model and negotiated distribution arrangements. Company experienced 1 billion annual downloads of its content at the time of transition.
- Served as CEO and CRO of a NYC based global hedge fund. Engaged to work with Founder during the peak of the credit crisis. Fund held positions from USA to sub Saharan Africa with offices in London, Mumbai, Hong Kong and NYC.