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Doug Lyon, CFA

President and Chief Investment Officer

A native of Rochester, NY, Doug has provided financial management services to individuals and corporations for over 30 years. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in history from Wake Forest University and a Masters in Business Administration from Wake Forest’s Babcock Graduate School of Management. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

After graduation Doug purchased a medical services firm from a local hospital. He managed it, upgraded it and sold it at profit. He then moved into the investment management business as an equity analyst and portfolio manager for a local bank. He left the bank and, after a brief stint in the business consulting arena, founded Lyon Capital Management in 1994.

Outside work Doug is an active community volunteer and board member offering his financial expertise to his church and other not-for-profit organizations. He enjoys golf and competes in local amateur tournaments. He enjoys hiking and biking and is a fan of guitar (especially blues) music.


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Kate Lyon, CFP

Chief Compliance Officer

Kate oversees regulatory matters for the firm. She provides client account service and responds to financial planning questions. She is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and has been a member of the Financial Planning Association for over 15 years. 

Kate was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and grew up in Naples, Florida. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Wake Forest University. After graduation Kate worked in the health-science and computer technology fields. In 1989 she established and successfully operated her own technical writing business, Key Compositions, Inc.  In 1994 she helped to co-found Lyon Capital Management.

Outside work, Kate is a dedicated and accomplished community volunteer and board member. Her focus is education for at-risk and disabled children. In her free time she enjoys swimming, biking, playing the piano, and fiber arts of all kinds.

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