Meet Graham "Gray" Chynoweth
Most days you can find Gray hustling around the Millyard or across the country working to attract new talent, investments, and businesses to the Granite State and helping to revolutionize our state's future. Otherwise you can find him at home in Manchester, where he was born, with his wife Tara trying to wrangle his two rambunctious sons Graham (7) and Lincoln (3).
Gray currently serves as the CMO of Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI), a Dean Kamen founded organization. He joined in January 2017 to leverage an $80M Department of Defense investment to transform the Manchester Millyard into a hub of bio-manufacturing. Gray also serves on the board of Primary Bank, as a General Partner at the MillWorks Fund (NH's largest seed investment fund) and as Co-Manager of 10x Venture Partners (NH’s largest and most active angel investment group).
Prior to his current roles, Gray served as COO at Dyn, where he helped scale the company from 15 to 450 employees, open offices around the world and raise $50M in venture capital. In 2016, Dyn sold to Oracle for a reported $700M. He also served as COO at SilverTech, another successful Manchester technology company, where he helped the company scale its operations to take advantage of increasing demand for its digital marketing and software development services.
Prior to Dyn, Gray worked as a corporate attorney at Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green.
Volunteerism & Community Service
Ever since Gray came back to the state after law school, he has been committed to nonprofit work and doing whatever he can to help make his community and the state a better place.
He founded several workforce development nonprofits (Manchester Young Professionals Network, StayWorkPlayNH) and served on many philanthropic boards (NH Public Radio, CityYearNH, Families in Transition, SNHU School of Business and the Currier Museum of Art). As a business leader who has created 100s of jobs in the state, he has also been a very public supporter of bringing commuter rail to southern New Hampshire, which partisans on the Executive Council have stonewalled - slowing the progress of this key economic development opportunity.
Gray is widely recognized as a community leader, having participated in the Leadership Manchester and Leadership New Hampshire programs and having been recognized by New Hampshire Magazine as one of '25 for the Future' in 2010 and The Union Leader as one of 'Forty Under 40' in 2013.
Gray is married to Tara Chynoweth, an environmental health and safety specialist at medical device company in Londonderry, with whom he has two sons, Lincoln (3) and Graham (7). Graham attends public school in Manchester. Tara is also a recognized community leader. She serves as a board member of Girls Inc., NH and the International Institute of New England, and is also an alumnae of the Leadership Manchester and Leadership New Hampshire programs. Like Gray, she was voted one of 'Forty Under 40' in 2018. The family attends Grace Episcopal Church in Manchester.
Gray's father, Graham P. Chynoweth, also a Democrat, served in the NH state legislature in the early 1980s.
Gray graduated from Duke Law School, the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, UC Berkeley with honors and Bishop Brady High School in Concord