Brenda Lyons is an executive vice president and head of the specialized products group for State Street Global Services Investment Services Americas. Specialized products provide solutions for institutional clients in fund accounting (ETFs, bank loans, CLO’s and COO’s and other), fund administration (financial reporting, regulatory reporting, compliance, tax and other treasury services), transfer agency for institutional clients and oversight products. Previously, Ms. Lyons served as chief operating officer for US Investment Services, leading a variety of divisional resource groups. In this role, she was responsible for employee skill-based training and professional development, intern programs, business continuity and incident management, internal controls and strategic planning.
Prior to joining State Street, Ms. Lyons was a managing director with Deutsche Asset Management (and its legacy companies) where she served as president of the Scudder Mutual Funds, among other responsibilities. After leaving Deutsche Asset Management, Ms. Lyons started a consulting practice where she consulted to a board of trustees overseeing a large mutual funds complex.
Ms. Lyons is a member of the board of directors for State Street Syntel Services Private Limited and State Street Foundation. Ms. Lyons is also a member of the board of directors for Big Sisters of Greater Boston and Thayer Academy and a former member of the board of trustees for Cradles to Crayons and The Sage School. Ms. Lyons received a Bachelor of Science in marketing from Bentley College.