Financial Services >> Analyst Interviews >> February 23, 2004


JOHN J. LYONS joined Keefe Managers in February 1999 as its President; he is also the Portfolio Manager of Keefe-Rainbow Partners, LP, and Keefe-Rainbow Offshore Fund, Ltd. Mr. Lyons co-founded Keefe Ventures, LLC, the affiliated venture capital arm of Keefe Managers, in March 2000; he is its Supervisory Principal and CEO. He has over 40 years of experience in the banking industry. Before joining Keefe Managers, Inc., he was the turnaround President and CEO at four different banking organizations in Florida, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He was Corporate Finance Director of Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc., from 1973 to 1976. He later founded the bank consulting firm of Lyons, Zomback & Ostrowski, Inc., which was sold to Advest, Inc., in 1988. From 1992 to 1994, Mr. Lyons served as Vice Chairman of Advest, Inc. Starting his career as an FDIC bank examiner in New York and Washington, DC, He later served as an FDIC instructor on bank financial analysis. He has been a lecturer with the Community Bankers Association of New York State and the New York State Bankers Association, and has served as a banking commentator for the MacNeil-Lehrer News Hour. Mr. Lyons holds an MBA in Financial Management from Pace University in New York City and a BS in Economics from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is an owner of Keefe Managers, LLC, as well as Keefe Ventures, LLC. Profile
TWST: Can we start with a quick overview of Keefe Managers?

Mr. Lyons: We're hedge funds. We're an SEC-registered investment advisor

that was started in 1989 by Harry Keefe shortly after he