Thomas Wharton, Managing Partner of OI Partners – Lifocus, a world-wide leader in talent management solutions, is pleased to announce that Lynn H. Bentley has been appointed to the position of Director of Business Development. He will be responsible for marketing and business development for the RI and Southern New England region. He previously led business development for OI Partners in several key domestic regions, where he developed client relationships with a variety of Fortune 100-1000 size companies that span the globe. Examples of clients include Beckman Coulter, Citigroup, ECI Telecom, Federal Express, McDonald’s, Verizon, Microsoft, Motorola, OCE, Siemens, Tyco.

Lynn’s previous experience includes 20 years of business and leadership positions in the consumer products, healthcare, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, and high technology industries. As a firm’s leader, he has concentrated on most industries and has consulted on a variety of general management and talent management assignments (e.g., Career Transition Consulting, Executive Coaching, Career Management) across most other major industry segments.

Previously, Lynn was Chief Administrative Officer for Gould Electronics’ Industrial Automation and Computer Systems Business Units (Purchased by Daimler Benz & Sun Microsystems) based in Boston and Ft. Lauderdale. He was responsible for development of leading edge human resources and administrative services programs for domestic and international operations. In addition, he held executive positions with InTime Systems and Exxon Enterprises where he led development of these start-up software systems organizations.

Lynn has held a variety of executive and management positions with Warner Lambert, Harris Corporation, Pfizer, Inc. and The Gillette Company. His combined consulting and industry experience includes business development, marketing, executive staffing/development, information systems and human resources management, as well as start-up and development projects/businesses.

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Lynn served as a Naval Officer with both ship-based and land-based assignments.

Lynn holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Minnesota and completed an Executive MBA program at Northeastern University. He and his wife Dorothy have two grown children, and maintain a residence in Wickford, Rhode Island. Lynn can be reached at 401.884.7959 X302 or email, lbentley@oipartners.net .