Robert Lyons’ “work hard, play hard” motto has taken him far in his career. The Bronx-born Lyons is a Senior Managing Director at Bear Stearns and has acted as Chief Operating Officer of Institutional Equities and Co-Head of Sales Trading for Bear Sterns since 1998. Prior to that he was Chief Financial Officer of International Equities for the firm. Before joining the team at Bear Sterns, Lyons worked with Arthur Andersen where he was Senior Staff Auditor.
A graduate of St. John’s University in New York, Lyons holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.
As a member of the American Ireland Fund, Lyons remains loyal to his Irish heritage. A second-generation Irish American, Robert Lyons boasts Irish blood on both his mother and father’s sides. Lyons’ father, Lawrence and mother, Patricia both trace their roots to Mayo. Robert Lyons is married with three children.