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Bear Stearns

COMPANY

Investment banking and brokerage, founded in 1923. Became a public company on 29 October 1985. $30B under management in 2007. After posting its first loss at the end of 2007, Bear Stearns suffered an astounding liquidity crisis in March 2008. The Federal Reserve backed the company's acquisition by JP Morgan Chase for the price of $2 a share (later raised to $10 a share).

Official Website:
http://www.bearstearns.com/

Industry:
Finance

Ticker:
NYSE:BSC (defunct)

Corporate headquarters:
New York City

Sales:
$11.6B (2005)

Employees:
13,000

EXECUTIVES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Aida M. Alvarez
Business
1950   SBA Administrator, 1997-2001
James E. Cayne
Business
c. 1934   CEO of Bear Stearns, 1992-2008
Jeffrey E. Epstein
Business
20-Jan-1953   Reclusive money manager
Robert A. Gerard
Government
c. 1945   Assistant Treasury Secretary, 1974-77
Alan C. Greenberg
Business
3-Sep-1927   CEO of Bear Stearns, 1978-93
Ronald W. Hovsepian
Business
c. 1961   CEO of Novell
Raymond W. Kelly
Government
4-Sep-1941   NYPD Commissioner
Jerome Kohlberg, Jr.
Business
10-Jul-1925   KKR, Kohlberg & Company
Lawrence Kudlow
Economist
20-Aug-1947   Kudlow & Cramer
Stephen J. Luczo
Business
c. 1957   CEO of Seagate, 1998-2004
William J. Montgoris
Business
c. 1945   COO of Bear Stearns, 1996-99
John Paulson
Business
1955   Billionaire hedge fund manager
Nicholas A. Rey
Business
23-Jan-1938 14-Jan-2009 US Ambassador to Poland, 1993-97
George R. Roberts
Business
1944   Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
E. John Rosenwald, Jr.
Business
c. 1930   Former Vice Chairman of Bear Stearns
Alan D. Schwartz
Business
c. 1950   President of Bear Stearns
Warren J. Spector
Business
c. 1957   President of Bear Stearns, 2001-07
Theodore H. Strauss
Business
5-Feb-1925   Sr. Managing Director, Bear Stearns
Donald W. Tang
Business
c. 1963   Vice Chairman of Bear Stearns
Stuart A. Taylor II
Business
28-Nov-1960   The Taylor Group LLC
Cary H. Thompson
Business
c. 1957   Managing Director, Bear Stearns
Curtis R. Welling
Business
c. 1949   CEO of AmeriCares

PAST BOARD MEMBERS OR DIRECTORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Henry S. Bienen
Educator
5-May-1939   President, Northwestern University, 1995-2009
James E. Cayne
Business
c. 1934   CEO of Bear Stearns, 1992-2008
Carl D. Glickman
Business
c. 1927   The Glickman Organization
Michael Goldstein
Business
c. 1942   CEO of Toys R Us, 1994-98
Alan C. Greenberg
Business
3-Sep-1927   CEO of Bear Stearns, 1978-93
Donald J. Harrington
Educator
2-Oct-1945   President, St. John's University
John Kluge
Business
21-Sep-1914 7-Sep-2010 Media mogul, Metromedia, Inc.
Frank T. Nickell
Business
c. 1949   CEO of Kelso & Company
Paul A. Novelly
Business
1943   CEO of Apex Oil
E. John Rosenwald, Jr.
Business
c. 1930   Former Vice Chairman of Bear Stearns
Frederic V. Salerno
Business
c. 1944   CFO of Verizon, 2000-02
Alan D. Schwartz
Business
c. 1950   President of Bear Stearns
Warren J. Spector
Business
c. 1957   President of Bear Stearns, 2001-07
Donald W. Tang
Business
c. 1963   Vice Chairman of Bear Stearns
Vincent S. Tese
Attorney
c. 1943   Chairman of Wireless Cable International
Wesley S. Williams, Jr.
Attorney
13-Nov-1942   Former Partner, Covington & Burling

EMPLOYMENT

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Robert D. Beyer
Business
c. 1960   CEO of TCW
Chris Gardner
Author
9-Feb-1954   The Pursuit of Happyness
Henry Kravis
Business
6-Jan-1944   Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
Jim Neal
Politician
6-Nov-1956   Sought Elizabeth Dole's Senate seat in 2008
Thomas F. O'Neill
Business
c. 1946   Sandler O'Neill & Partners
Sanford I. Weill
Business
16-Mar-1933   CEO of Citigroup, 1998-2003


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