Thomas E. Lynch
Thomas Lynch has been a member of our Board of Directors since May 2023. Mr. Lynch is the Senior Managing Director and Founder of Mill Road Capital, a private investment firm focused on investing in, and partnering with, small publicly traded companies in the U.S. and Canada. Mill Road Capital is one of the largest shareholders in Noodles & Company. Mr. Lynch began his investing career at Blackstone and has since founded and organized two investment funds. He founded Mill Road Capital Management in 2004. Mr. Lynch has served on the board of more than fifteen public, private, and not-for-profit organizations, including the Panera Bread Company. He previously served on the Noodles & Company Board of Directors from March of 2017 to July of 2019. Mr. Lynch earned a B.A. in Political Economy & Philosophy from Williams College, a Master of Philosophy in Moral & Political Philosophy from Oxford University, and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.