Lynn M. Utter

Operating Partner
Atlas Holdings LLC

Lynn M. Utter - CEO First Source

Lynn Utter is an operating partner of Atlas Holdings LLC, a private investment firm that owns and operates a portfolio of companies in a variety of industrial fields, serving as the director of the Atlas Leadership Academy (ALA). From 2018 to 2020, Utter served as a principal and the chief talent officer at Atlas Holdings, and from 2016 to 2018, Utter served as the chief executive officer of First Source, LLC, a leader in packaging and distribution of specialty candies, nuts and snacks throughout the United States. During her tenure at First Source, she led the integration of three merged companies and their sales, marketing, sourcing and distribution organizations into a single enterprise.

Prior to joining First Source, Utter served as global president and chief operating officer of Knoll, Inc. where she managed the global designer and workplace furniture company’s rebound from the global recession. She has also held several executive positions at the Coors Brewing Company, including chief strategy officer.

Utter has served as a director for WESCO International, a Pittsburgh-based Fortune 500 industrial distribution company, since 2006, for Atlas Holdings portfolio company Merchants Metals since 2015, and for Vista Outdoor Inc., a designer, manufacturer and marketer of outdoor sports and recreation products, since 2020. She also has served as a member of the Board of Overseers for the Henry Crown Fellowship at The Aspen Institute, The University of Texas, and the United Way. In addition, she co-chaired the Stanford Graduate School of Business Task Force on Women.

Utter received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from The Business Honors Program at The University of Texas and earned an MBA from Stanford.