Business 100 - 2009

John P. Tynan/TynanGroup, Inc.

John P. Tynan is the president and founder of TynanGroup, Inc., a Santa Barbara, California based holding company for multiple business ventures.  These include Medbridge Development Inc., Tg Hospitality, AnchorPoint and numerous real estate partnerships.

Tynan leads one of the fastest growing companies in the nation, appearing at #58 on Inc. magazine’s top 500 list. Prior to founding TynanGroup in 1991, he spent nearly a decade managing the construction of luxury resort and hotel projects for Hyatt Development Corporation as Vice-President of Planning and Construction.
Tynan holds a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the University of Illinois and an MBA in finance from DePaul University. He currently serves on the University of Notre Dame’s Ireland Advisory Council.

Tynan is a third-generation Irish-American with roots in Clare, Mayo and Cork. He says that his Irish heritage “links me to my family and the past while at the same time giving meaning to the present and future by inspiring me to help people who struggle.” Tynan is married with two children.