Rich Lynch
Vice President of Marketing

Rich joined Do it Best Corp. in 2011 as the retail marketing director, where he developed and implemented a number of key new programs and initiatives. Highlights include the launch of OASIS, an online advertising planning and budgeting system for members’ marketing efforts; a more robust and enhanced customer loyalty program; and the introduction of a more flexible and customized circular program, offering contemporary new designs to help drive store traffic for members and strengthen their brand.

Overall, Rich has more than 25 years of experience in the retail, home improvement, and co-op industries. Prior to joining Do it Best Corp. in 2011, he served as a senior category manager for Beam Global Spirits and Wine. Before that, he spent more than two decades at another hardware co-op in a variety of roles, including director of retail training, manager of retail development, and supervisor of dealer services.

As the Do it Best Corp. vice president of marketing, Rich is responsible for the store design, advertising, retail programs, ecommerce sales and marketing, exclusive brand packaging, member education, markets/expos, and communications activities of the co-op.

Rich is a graduate of Northern Illinois University. He has served on the board for Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana and the YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne.