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.
Cayne, James E. was born on February 14, 1934 in Evanston, Illinois, United States.
Student, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.
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.