Thomas Press, CFA
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Portfolio Manager
Mr. Press has 36 years of investment industry experience. Prior to co-founding NCG, Tom spent five years as a portfolio manager at Jundt Associates, Inc. While at Jundt, he co-managed the Jundt U.S. Emerging Growth Fund. During 1992 and 1993, Mr. Press was a Senior Vice President and Co-Manager of the IAI Emerging Growth Fund for Investment Advisers, Inc. Between 1985 and 1992, he worked with Wall Street broker-dealers, beginning with a position at Salomon Brothers, Inc., and concluding with five years at Morgan Stanley & Company, Inc., where he was a Vice President in institutional sales. From 1981 through 1984, he was employed in the Marketing Department at Ecolab under the Olympic Jobs Program. Tom holds a B.A. degree in business administration from the University of Minnesota and an M.B.A. degree from the University of St. Thomas. He was a former member of the U.S. World, World Cup, Olympic Wrestling Teams (alternate and team leader) and is a member of the Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame.