Cliff Bayer OLY received his undergraduate/MBA degree from the University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School.
Bayer competed in the 1996 and 2000 Olympics in the men’s foil event. He was the first American to win a medal at a senior men's World Cup event, taking the bronze in Espinho, Portugal, in May 1999. He also was the first American to win a World Cup title, winning the World Cup St. Petersburg, Russia, that same year.
In 1996, Bayer was named U.S. Fencer of the Year. He was named first team All-American in 1997 and 1998, and All-Ivy in 1998.
Bayer was honored in 1999 as the United States Olympic Committee's Male Athlete of the Month for May and was inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2001. He was also inducted into the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.
Bayer was inducted into the USA Fencing Hall of Fame in 2013 and into the University of Pennsylvania Hall of Fame in 2014.
Bayer is managing director and global head of aerospace, defense & government services at RBC Capital Markets.