Christopher Bayer, Ph.D.
Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer
Co-founder and Chief Financial Officer of TheShareholderActivist.com™, Christopher Bayer, Ph.D., is “The Wall Street Psychologist.” With his weekly blogs, research and special features, Dr. Bayer brings you inside the minds of The Street as few can.
Since the early 1980’s, Dr. Bayer has practiced as a licensed New York psychologist and psychoanalyst, specializing in the treatment of financial services executives in the securities and banking industries. He has a long standing interest in shareholder education and shareholder activism.
Dr. Bayer’s practice spans every stratum in the financial services spectrum, with a case load that includes financial professionals from many of the major banks, securities firms, law practices, and boutique private capital firms on Wall Street. Dr. Bayer has treated hundreds of financial executives, brokers, analysts, financial consultants, litigators, venture capitalists, financial product developers, Wall Street lawyers, and entrepreneurs.
Through their eyes, Dr. Bayer has witnessed the dramatic evolution, and cyclical implosion, of our modern financial sector. Dr. Bayer has seen what few see-the physical and personal consequences of our culture’s fascination with the pursuit of money and success at all costs.
Dr. Bayer earned a Certificate of Specialization in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis from New York University’s Postdoctoral Psychology Program. He was an Adjunct Lecturer at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for eight years, taught Dream Analysis at the Long Island Institute of Mental Health for four years, and he has lectured at the School of Social Work at Adelphi University, Molloy College, and the Henry George School of Social Science.
Articles about and interviews with Dr. Bayer
The Gary Null Show – Wall Street Psychologist
Business Insider –The Shocking Statistic About Psychopaths On Wall Street
Fox Business News – The Growing Activism of Shareholders
Minnesota Public Radio – The Culture of Wall Street
Progressive Radio Network – The Sociopathology of Our Oligarchic Elite: A look at abnormal relationship between money, power and influence