Clifford Press, 63, was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. He received his undergraduate degree from Oxford University in England and in 1983 received an MBA from the Harvard Business School. From 1983 to 1986, Mr. Press was employed by Morgan Stanley and Co., Incorporated, where he worked in the Mergers and Acquisitions Department. In 1986, Mr. Press co-founded the investment company Hyde Park Holdings which engaged in a number of investment and acquisition activities from its founding through the 1990s.
In 2005 Clifford Press formed Oliver Press Partners in partnership with Gus Oliver. The principals use their extensive legal, investment banking and transaction-oriented investing experience to execute their investment strategy.
Mr. Press is an experienced governance oriented investor, and has served on the Boards of numerous public companies in the course of his career. He currently serves as a director of Newcastle Investment Corp (NYSE:NCT) and Quantum Corporation (NYSE:QTM). Mr. Press has recently served as a director of GM Network, Ltd, a private holding company providing Internet-based digital currency services and SeaBright Holdings, Inc., (“SBX”) a specialty underwriter of multi-jurisdictional workers' compensation insurance.
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