William P. Behrens -
President & Chief Executive Officer
Before joining Fulcrum in 2008, Mr. Behrens served as Vice Chairman of Northeast Securities, Inc., a financial services firm in New York where he was responsible for private client and institutional brokerage and asset management. Bill got his start on Wall Street as a securities analyst with Ernst & Company. He was later made a Partner of the Firm and ultimately worked his way to Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. In all, Bill spent over 35 years with Ernst & Company and its successor company Investec LTD. Mr. Behrens has held a variety of senior positions in the financial services industry including ones with the Securities Industry Association, the Options Clearing Corporation, the American Stock Exchange, and the National Association of Securities Dealers (now FINRA). He currently serves as non-executive Chairman of Global Energy Holdings, Inc. (formerly Xethanol Corporation) an American Stock Exchange company, and is a member of the Board of Directors of Volumetric Fund Inc., a publicly traded closed-end mutual fund. Bill graduated from Bernard Baruch College, City University of New York, and serves as Trustee Emeritus of both the Museum of American Financial History and, The Battery Conservancy. Bill also serves as a Director of ProPapa Missions America, a not-for-profit organization that provides medical services, education funding, and home construction to the indigenous peoples of Honduras.
Ms. Lyons joined Fulcrum in 2008 as Director of Compliance with responsibility for, among other things, oversight of the Firm’s anti-money laundering program, as AML Officer. Her career in the brokerage industry goes back over 20 years having started with Stifel Nicolaus & Co. in 1987. While there she gained branch office and operations and compliance experience. Cyndi's industry knowledge also covers other areas within retail and institutional brokerage operations including administration and finance. After leaving Stifel Nicolaus, Ms. Lyons worked for two boutique retail firms and later, two investment banking firms, the last of which was Flagstone Securities, Inc. in St. Louis, Missouri. During her tenure in banking she served a variety of functions including as Financial Operations Principal, compliance officer, and operations manager. She has had broad experience in the inner workings of private placement offerings and initial and secondary public offerings, from both an operational and compliance perspective. She is qualified as a General Principal, Financial and Operations Principal, Options Principal, and General Securities Representative.
Before joining Fulcrum in 2010, Rob was President of Dearden, Maguire, Weaver, and Barrett LLC., an asset management firm located in West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. Prior to that he was Investment Strategist at Janney Montgomery Scott, a Philadelphia based brokerage firm where he went after serving as Chief Investment Officer for Fulton Financial Advisors, a $5 billion asset management firm located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Rob graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Science degree. He continued on at Vanderbilt where he was awarded a Masters in Business Administration. Upon graduating from college Rob served as a submarine officer in the U.S. Navy.