Lynn’s professional experience spans financial services where she worked in mergers & acquisitions for Louisiana’s largest bank holding company and wealth management at UBS Financial Services. After being recruited away from financial services in 2012, Lynn is enjoying the second half of her career working with and investing in startups including such as Bazaarvoice, TicketBud, and L Style G Style. Her professional sweet spot is blending the structure of her business background with the insight of investing in and running startups to help guide our client partners through thoughtful and deliberative growth.
With a finance degree from the University of Alabama, Lynn was the first woman to be elected president of the Student Government Association and was recognized as one of the 40 trailblazing women to graduate from the University in the past 125 years. With an MBA from the University of Texas, Lynn was one of the first students to focus on the entrepreneurial case study program which later became the academic foundation of the Acton MBA.
Giving back to her community is deeply important to to Lynn as she is currently the Vice Chair of the Long Center, Advisory Board member of KUT/KUTX, Human Rights Campaign Federal Club Member, and many more.
Nice to Meet You
Hey y’all! I’m a curious and inquisitive Strategic Director who enjoys getting involved in the earliest conversations we have with our clients. I have worked for global corporations and have invested in and run startups. I love being part of the Seventh Scout team which was created with the sole purpose to do good work with great clients regardless of scope and size.
Who DatI was born and raised in New Orleans and have lived both Uptown near the St. Charles streetcar line as well as in the historic French Quarter. Cooking is a passion of mine as I know the power of a meal in bringing friends and family together.
”Sit Down,” OprahIn the early 90’s, I got to ask a question while attending a live taping of The Oprah Winfrey Show. The panelists seem to enjoy the thoughtfulness of my question and I stood there as they each answered my question. I thought Oprah liked my question as she wrapped her arm around my shoulder, pulled me in close to her and then whispered in my ear, “Sit Down.” It was the the glorious beginning and end of the The Oprah & Lynn Show.
Addicted to LoveMy daily life is predictably unpredictable outside of my fondness of fitness. Workouts can vary but you can usually find me clipped in on a bike at Love Cycling Studio three to five times a week. The owners are clients and friends...and I am truly addicted to love.
Where’s WinnieMy passion is travel and the beauty of our industry is we can and do work while on the road. For shorter, domestic trips, I am lucky to travel with my mix-breed, rescue dog who is just a few segments from her own A-List status.
Lynn Yeldell TravelsIf you are supposed to “do what you love” for a living, then I am doubly lucky. I caught the travel bug on a month and a half tour of Europe when I was 18 years old. In the following years, I added more miles and countries to my list while passing down the passion to my nieces. I now book luxury travel for my friends and family in my spare time.