Wall Street 50 – 2006

Robert Cunningham/Merrill Lynch

Robert Cunningham is a managing director in the Equity Markets Division of Merrill Lynch. Currently in the global equity financing division, Mr. Cunningham held a series of leadership positions within the firm. Prior to his current role, he had senior management responsibilities on the NYSE and American Stock Exchange floor operations. He became a member of the NYSE in 1983 and a partner at Merrill Lynch since 1987. He was also on the Board of Directors of Merrill Lynch Specialists from 1995-1998.

Cunningham was on the NYSE Arbitration Committee, the NYSE Technology Committee and served as a governor of the NYSE. He is also on the Board of Directors of the NYSE Luncheon Club and St. Ignatius grammar school.

He was raised in Woodside, Queens and attended St. Sebastian’s grammar school, Msgr. McClancy High School, and is a 1981 graduate of St. John’s University. An active member of the American Ireland Fund, Cunningham resides in Ridgewood, New Jersey with his wife Maeve and their three sons.