Appian CFO to retire in 2022
Mark Lynch to be replaced through executive search
Mark Lynch, Appian Corp.’s chief financial officer, will retire effective March 31, 2022, the McLean-based cloud computing company announced Friday. Appian will fill the position through an executive search process.
Mark Matheos, the company’s senior vice president and global controller, will be promoted to chief accounting officer effective Dec. 31. Lynch joined Appian in 2009 as its CFO, and he will remain in his post to assist with filing and certification of Appian’s annual report, as well as to help his successor.
“Mark [Lynch] has been Appian’s CFO for half the lifetime of the company. He’s a tremendous executive and a good friend. He’s earned the trust and confidence of our employees and our investors. We appreciate his wisdom, professionalism, and sense of humor — and we wish him well in his retirement,” Chairman and CEO Matt Calkins said in a statement.
Lynch previously served as CFO at MicroStrategy and World Airways, as well as vice president of finance at IntelliData. A Penn State and George Washington University alum, Lynch was named CFO of the year in 2010 by the Washington Business Journal and Public Company CFO of the year in 2018 by the Northern Virginia Technology Council.