- Former Chairman, Board of Directors, Welch Allyn, Inc
Eric Allyn is former Chairman of the Board of Directors of Welch Allyn, Inc, a company owned by the Allyn Family for 100 years. In September of 2015, as a result of tremendous consolidation in health care, Welch Allyn sold to Hill-Rom, a larger public company. Since the sale, Eric has helped transition his family from an operating family to a financial family; this includes managing, advising, and overseeing investments held by family members outright, in Trust, and by The Allyn Family Foundation.
Outside of his work with his family, Eric also serves on the Board of Health Care Originals; serves as LP Advisor to Armory Square Ventures; and serves on the Investment Committee of a Private Trust Company in Florida (unrelated to the Allyn Family). In addition, Eric is Founder and Managing Partner of two private Investment Funds, which he has managed since 2011.
Eric is a past board member at GOJO (makers of Purell), Pharma Tech Industries, Eagle Dream Health, Hand-Held Products, The Gifford Foundation (Investment Committee Chairman), NYS Business Council, and Family Firm Institute (FFI). He also served on the Board of Directors Auburn Community Hospital (past-Chairman), the Hospital Trustees of New York State (Chairman), and Hospital Association of New York State (HANYS).
Eric is a frequent speaker nationally and internationally on the topics of family business governance, family enterprises, philanthropy, and investment management. Eric is a graduate of Dartmouth College, and earned his MBA from University of Virginia (Darden School). He lives in Skaneateles NY with his wife Meg O’Connell (Executive Director of the Allyn Foundation), and they have three wonderful adult daughters.