Gary Lynn received his Ph.D. from Lally in 1993 and is currently one of three tenured, full professors in the School of Business at Stevens Institute of Technology, where he teaches marketing strategy. He has won awards for both best researcher and best teacher at Stevens. In 2021, he led a team of graduate students from Stevens to success in the inaugural Global Scaling Challenge hosted by the University of New Mexico. His team won three first-place prizes, including the top prize.
Lynn is cited as the most published and referenced scholar in the field of innovation marketing, was selected by Business 2.0 magazine as one of the nine leading management gurus in the world, and was twice named as one of the seven most prolific thought leaders in the field of technology-innovation management by the International Association for the Management of Technology.
He has started, built, and sold four companies. He was formerly senior managing director and chief innovation officer for Spencer Trask, a New York-based venture capital firm that placed $1 billion in 130 start-ups, where he worked with a variety of CEOs and boards. His first book, From Concept to Market, was a best seller with a foreword written by world-renowned Professor Phil Kotler of the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management.