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Herbert "Bart" H. McDade III was the President and COO of Lehman Brothers at the time of its bankruptcy. During the end of Lehman's existence, McDade was tasked with largely running the firm and saving it as the then CEO, Richard Fuld was largely sidelined.

Bart McDade
Herbert H. McDade III
Alma materDuke University (B.A.)
University of Michigan (M.B.A.)
Known forPresident and COO of Lehman Brothers at bankruptcy


Early lifeEdit

McDade received a BA from Duke University and an MBA from the University of Michigan. [1] McDade was also a member of Alpha Tau Omega during his time at Duke University.


McDade joined Lehman in 1983 in corporate bond trading. He was named head of the firm's corporate bond department in 1991. In 1998, he was named global head of Debt Capital Markets and a member of the Investment Banking division's group head committee. In 2000, in addition to being appointed co-head of the firm's Global Fixed Income division, McDade was named to the firm's Operating Committee. McDade served as co-head of the Fixed Income division from 2000 to 2002 and as global head of the Fixed Income division from 2002 to 2005. He then served as global head of the Equities division from June 2005.[2]

On June 12, 2008, Lehman chief operating officer Joseph M. Gregory was removed from his position shortly after it was announced Lehman would post an unexpectedly large second-quarter loss of nearly $3 billion. As part of the reshuffling, McDade was named COO and President.[3] Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy protection three months later, on September 15, 2008.[4]

McDade was one of a handful of top Lehman executives offered a job at Barclays after the British bank bought Lehman's U.S. operations when Lehman declared bankruptcy in September 2008. However, he stepped down from his position at Barclays in November 2008, after less than two months helping Barclays integrate Lehman Brothers' investment banking arm into its operations.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

He is married to Martha McDade.[6]