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Eric Allyn

Venture Advisor

Eric Allyn was previously the  4th generation owner of Welch Allyn, where he was  Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Chairman of the company’s Voting Trust.  Welch Allyn is a 100-year old Medical Device manufacturer, employing some 2,600 people world-wide. In 2015,  Welch Allyn announced that it was being acquired by Hill-Rom. T

Eric’s Welch Allyn career began in 1982, and included a variety of executive positions worldwide within the operating company, ranging from sales, to marketing, to business development and country management. He was also Managing Director of the Allyn Family Office, before moving to the Board of Directors in 2010. Outside of Welch Allyn, Eric serves on the Board of Directors of GOJO (makers of Purell), Pharma Tech Industries, and Diffinity Genomics.  He is also on the Board of Trustees of Auburn Community Hospital (past-Chairman), Hospital Trustees of NYS (Vice Chairman), The Gifford Foundation (Investment Committee Chairman), The Allyn Foundation (Investment Committee Chairman), the NYS Business Council, Family Firm Institute (FFI), and is an LP advisor to Armory Square Ventures. In addition, he is Founder and Managing Partner of two private Investment Funds.

Eric graduated from Dartmouth College, and earned his MBA from University of Virginia. He lives in Skaneateles NY with his wife Meg O’Connell, and they have three lovely college-aged daughters.

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Dartmouth College

University of Virginia, Darden School of Business | MBA