Wall Street 50 – 2004

Michael C. Nolan/Bear Stearns

A second-generation Irish American with roots in Counties Cork and Kerry, Michael Nolan is a senior managing director in Bear Stearns’ Private Client Services Department. His responsibilities include acting as investment broker for high net worth individuals and for a select group of professional investment advisers (hedge funds). The team he manages produces over $4.5m in annual revenues and oversees in-house client assets approaching $600 million.

He earned his MBA from Columbia University and in 1982 started working at Goldman Sachs. He worked for Morgan Stanley and later became a managing director at Bear Steams in 1991.

A firm believer in “giving back”, he is a board member of the Deafness Research Foundation (Washington, DC) and New Community Foundation (Newark, N.J.). He is also a member of the Finance Council of the Immaculate Conception Church in Montclair, N.J. where he has lived for 20 years. He is married to Alexandra Nolan and has three sons: Brian (17), Peter (15) and Stephen (12). He became a dual citizen in 2003, now holding an Irish passport and a U.S. one.