Martin Lynch

Martin Lynch

CFO, Smart & Final (retired)

[read more]Martin Lynch joined the Board in 2014.  He has an extensive background in finance.  He began his career with Price Waterhouse in Chicago, serving as an Audit Manager.  Over the following 35 years, he was Chief Financial Officer of a number of public and private companies including Tiger International, Duty-Free Shoppers, and Smart & Final.  Most recently he was a Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee on the Board of Farmer Brothers Coffee.  He was licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in Illinois and California.

Born and raised in Chicago, Marty earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from De Paul University.  His career moved him from Chicago to Los Angeles, then Honolulu and San Francisco before reaching Santa Barbara in 1989.  Marty met his wife Deborah in Santa Barbara, a city they both love.  They share and cherish six children and eight grandchildren.  In addition to serving as staff for their two cats the Lynch’s enjoy travel, golf, hiking and reading.[/read]