VSP Global Announces Resignation of Jim McGrann; Rob Lynch to Assume Interim President/CEO Role


SACRAMENTO, Calif.—VSP Global announced today that Jim McGrann “has resigned as president and CEO in order to pursue other career opportunities.”

Rob Lynch, who is a member of the VSP board of directors and served as president and CEO from 2006 to 2015, will assume the role of interim president and CEO.

In the brief statement, the VSP board said it has “begun a search for a permanent successor and thanks Mr. McGrann for his eight years of service to the organization in several executive roles.”

The company offered no further details.

McGrann was appointed president and CEO of VSP Global, effective Oct. 1, 2015. McGrann succeeded Lynch who had served as CEO since 2006.

Previously, McGrann was president of VSP Vision Care, the nation’s largest vision insurance provider, for three years. McGrann oversaw the growth of VSP’s membership from 56 million to 75 million. Prior to joining VSP Global in 2008 as president of Eyefinity, McGrann served as senior vice president and chief information officer for nine years at Marchon Eyewear, Inc.

In 2010, he became VSP Global’s chief technology officer and CEO for Eyefinity. In 2012, he became president of VSP Vision Care. Before joining Marchon, McGrann spent 15 years as a management consultant and partner for Andersen Consulting, Price Waterhouse Coopers, IBM Global Services and Ernst & Young.