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Robert Alan Spira

Robert Alan Spira, American securities company executive. Achievements include numerous patents on advanced financial and technological subjects.


  • Spira, Robert Alan was born on February 13, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Leo and Tena Dolores (Sarnat) Spira.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Roosevelt University, Chicago, 1953.


    • Vice president Walston & Company, Chicago, 1955-1970. Head new business Cowen & Company, New York City, 1970-1972. Member institutional sales staff Edwards & Hanly, 1975-1977.

      President Haas Securities Corporation, 1977-1987. Former president, director Haas Development Corporation. Member Wall St. Planning Group, since 1976.

      Past member Boston Stock Exchange (listing committee). Chairman board directors KIMG. Chairman, Chief Executive Officer Berkeley Securities, 1988-1990, Chapman, Spira & Carson, since 1990.

      Board directors E-Data corporation. President, director Austin Davenport Associates, Carlyle & Christie Capital Corporation, Ulysses Capital Corporation, Whitney, Sterling & Webster Corporation, American Asian Enterprises, Inc., Peabody Sherman Capital Group, Inc., F.X. Knox & Company, International Trading & Finance Agency, Inc. Commentator ABC-television finance news, 1967-1970.

      Chairman Russian American Consultant Group, Tran Eurasian Consultant Company, Inc., Advanced Technologies and Software New York Trans Eurasian Materials and Testing Company, Inc. Advisor United Nations. Lecturer Thunderbird International Business School.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include numerous patents on advanced financial and technological subjects.


    • Author: Diamonds are Forever, Almost, Ready or Not, Here Come the Banks. Contributor numerous articles on historic and economic.


    Board directors Boys Brotherhood Republican, Honest Ballot Association, Rhumbline Advisers, Luscombe Aircraft Corporation. Director, chairman KIMG Inc. Member Congressional Advisory Board, American Security Council, NTL Advisory Board With Green Berets United States Army, 1953-1954.

    Member National Option and Futures Society, National Association Securities Dealers (distinguished business conduct committee, arbitration panel and Wall St. planning group), American Commodities Exchange (listing committee), New York Futures Exchange, New York Stock Exchange, American Stock Exchange (allied member, arbitration panel), Finance Analysts and Money Managers Association, World Trade Centers Association, American Numismatic Association, American Philatelic Society, National Options Society Pacific Community Institute (advisory), United States Senatorial Club, Big Apple Triathalon Club, Professional Association Scuba Divers, New York Stock Exchange Club.


    • Married Nancy Ann Netzle (deceased). Children: Leslie Gayle, James Mitchel. Married Barbara Lader (deceased).
    • father: Leo Spira
    • mother: Tena Dolores (Sarnat) Spira
    • spouses: Nancy Ann Netzle
    • Barbara Lader
    • children: Leslie Gayle Spira
    • James Mitchel Spira
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    Born February 13, 1932
    • 1953
      Roosevelt University
    • 1955 - 1970
      Vice president, Walston & Company
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1970 - 1972
      head, new business Cowen & Company
    • 1975 - 1977
      member, institutional sales staff Edwards & Hanly
    • 1976
      member, Wall St. Planning Group
    • 1977 - 1987
      president, Haas Securities Corporation