Partnership management platform impact.com has appointed Dale Lynch as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Lynch will oversee the company’s worldwide financial planning, accounting, legal and corporate development.
Lynch brings more than 34 years of executive-level financial and strategic leadership expertise from multinational publicly-traded companies. The lead behind two significant initial public offerings (IPOs) at MarketWise and U.S. Silica Holdings, Lynch will head up impact.com’s global finance operations and strategic initiatives as a key member of impact.com’s executive team.
David A. Yovanno, CEO of impact.com, said: “Dale is an incredibly talented and seasoned CFO with a proven track record of financial and operational success in the SaaS technology and services industry. We are excited to welcome him to impact.com. I am confident he’ll be instrumental in helping impact.com achieve its goals as we focus on the next phases of growth and cement our market leadership as the global standard platform that creates, manages and scales organisational partnerships of every type.”
Prior to joining impact.com, Lynch served as CFO of the leading SaaS digital marketplace ShiftMed. There he scaled the fast-growing startup in preparation for its IPO while establishing the company’s executive financial leadership team and leading its financial planning and analysis (FP&A), data analytics, capital markets and investor communications, and finance and revenue management operations.
Prior to ShiftMed, Lynch served as CFO for MarketWise, a SaaS software and technology-enabled digital subscription company. In his role, Lynch rebuilt the company’s financial and business operations and drove its enterprise value which ultimately led the company to a $2.9 billion IPO in 2021.
During his tenure, Lynch also served as Executive Vice President, CFO and Treasurer for Farmer Mac and led U.S. Silica Holdings through its $850 million IPO in 2012. Earlier in his career, Lynch served in a variety of roles that included Allied Capital Corporation, Lehman Brothers, Deutsche Bank and Merrill Lynch.
Lynch said: “impact.com is an incredibly vibrant company where I see raw economic potential and market horsepower. I am honored to join impact.com as it continues to take bold action to meet its next chapter of transformation and growth. This is an incredible opportunity and a critical time where, as a part of the collective impact.com leadership team, I look forward to helping drive superior financial and operational support that will enable the company to further scale and grow.”
Lynch graduated magna cum laude from The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He also holds an MBA magna cum laude from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.