In 1989, Matt Lynch began his purposeful life’s work with Build Rehabilitation Industries, Inc. as President of the organization, marking the beginning of over 28 years of service and dedication to the company. Under his watch, Build has become an integral contributor to countless San Fernando area businesses as one of the region’s largest employment agencys’, contract packaging facility, and logistical solutions partners.
From 1973-1989, Matt was a partner and attorney at Melby, Lynch & Story, where his emphasis was in corporate and contract law. Matt also held senior level law positions with Lockheed, where from 1968-1973 he sourced international contracting, procurement and subcontracting solutions, and supervised litigation for government contract and labor arbitration claims.
Matt was a professor of Purchasing Law at California State University, Northridge from 1982-1998, and through the years has held essential posts as an active civic participant from non-profits to community hospitals. He has served as an appointed commissioner since 1977 on various Los Angeles County commissions Including the Task Force on Nutrition, Commission on Aging, Board of Governors for Arboreta and Botanic Gardens, and was previously commissioned to advise on the welfare system for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services..
A small business advocate for over 30 years, Matt has held board positions with the United Chamber of Commerce, the Winnetka Chamber, the Northridge Chamber , the Sherman Oaks Chamber and as President of the San Fernando Valley Business and Professional Association.
Matt carries his fundamental commitment to social and local business responsibility into his work with Build, where he helps to train and place physically and cognitively challenged individuals into competitive employment to become valued members of the local workforce.
Matt earned his Juris Doctor from American University, Washington College of Law and his undergraduate degree in engineering from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.