Lyle began his insurance career as a Factory Mutual Fire Protection Engineer and Underwriter in St Louis. After moving to Arizona, Lyle underwrote the Property coverage for large commercial sprinklered risks in the southwest for Northbrook Insurance Co, the Commercial Property/Casualty arm of Allstate. Offered an opportunity to switch hats and move to the brokerage side of the business, Lyle assumed a position as Vice President and Marketing Manager at Rollins Burdick Hunter, the forerunner of today’s Aon Corporation.
In 1989 Lyle left RBH to found Cheeney Insurance Agency in Scottsdale, and specialized in placing coverage for equipment rental centers in the southwest. That business expanded over the years as the population grew and more contractors and businesses were referred by the rental centers. Lyle serves as COO and Chief Technology Officer of Aegis Insurance Associates, LLC.