Bob Press guides the Foundation's financial efforts and oversees all aspects of fundraising, investments and financial planning. He also works closely with the Board to oversee and implement the Foundation's fiscal budget.
Robert Press is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of TCA Fund Management Group. TCA is a private equity fund which lends money to small and developing business. Mr. Press’s career spans over two decades in finance. He began his career in the Capital Markets Group of Chemical Bank and rose to become one of the heads of global derivative products trading. He has been a principal in asset management, brokerage and investment banking companies and has served on industry panels and as an officer and director of public and private companies. His diverse background includes years of experience in structured finance, asset backed lending, securitizations and mergers and acquisitions both within the US and Europe. Corporate and individual philanthropy is a hallmark of the TCA Fund Management Group and Mr. Press. Mr. Press is extensively involvement with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, on which has been serving as a member of the Board of Directors for numerous years, and for which he has been recently asked to serve as the Chairmen of the Board of Directors for the Southern Florida Chapter for the upcoming term. He is the largest cumulative donor in the history of the Southern Florida Chapter of the Make A Wish Foundation. He and his wife, Alysia, have donated millions of dollars over the past several years. Mr. Press has a BA in Economics with extensive coursework in computer science from Brandeis University.