Lynn Atkinson

Chief Operating Officer

Lynn Atkinson

Chief Operating Officer

At Mainsail
Lynn is Mainsail’s Chief Operating Officer who works with Mainsail’s partners to manage the firm, including strategy, culture and team development, business and resource planning and the optimization of internal systems and processes, with the goal of maximizing the value the firm provides to its portfolio companies and investors.

Before Mainsail
Prior to joining Mainsail, Lynn held a variety of leadership positions within the financial services and technology focused banking markets over a period of 20+ years. Notably, she was global COO of State Street Global Advisors’ defined contribution asset management business and managed the growth and operations of that business globally. In that role, she helped define the vision, mission and strategy of the company’s defined contribution business. She created annual strategic and financial plans, led a team of financial and operations professionals, spearheaded culture and team development and led resource planning and governance.

From 1998 to 2004, Lynn was an officer, most recently an Executive Director, in Morgan Stanley’s Investment Banking Division, where she advised Technology and Financial Sponsor clients on strategic topics and financing alternatives, led the marketing and execution of numerous public offerings of equity and debt securities and participated in the marketing and execution of  mergers and acquisitions. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Lynn held positions in Telecommunications Investment Banking at Salomon Brothers and retail and high net worth banking at Citibank.

Lynn received as B.S. in International Business from the University of Vermont and a M.B.A. from the University of Virginia – Darden School of Business Administration.

Outside of Mainsail…
Lynn enjoys skiing, hiking, traveling and dancing and spending time with her two daughters and her dog Cooper.

From: New Jersey

Lives in: San Francisco

Roots for: San Francisco Giants and the 49ers, and loves to watch the winter Olympics