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James E. Cayne Edit Profile

also known as Jimmy Cayne

diversified financial services company executive

James E. Cayne, American former diversified financial services company executive. Achievements include being a world-ranked bridge player; represented the United States in multiple international competitions, including the 1990 championship. Named one of Forbes' Richest Americans, 2006.

Background

Cayne, James E. was born on February 14, 1934 in Evanston, Illinois, United States.

Education

Student, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.

Career

With Bonn Bush Mach, 1954-1966, Lebenthal and Company, 1966-1969. Retail salesman The Bear Stearns Companies Inc., 1969, general partner retail department, 1973, member Office of the President, 1985—1988, senior managing director, 1985, president, 1988—2001, Chief Executive Officer, 1993—2008, chairman, 2001—2008, non-executive chairman, 2008. Board directors The Bear Stearns Companies Inc., 1995—2008.

Served in United States Army, Japan.

Achievements

  • Achievements include being a world-ranked bridge player. Represented the United States in multiple international competitions, including the 1990 championship.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Bridge.

Connections

Married Patricia Denner, 1971. 2 children.

spouse:
Patricia Denner