Paul S. Pressler
Partner at Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, LLC
Paul S. Pressler is a Partner at Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, LLC, a private equity firm based in New York and London. The Firm’s professionals include a combination of financial and operating executives. Since inception, CD&R has managed the investments of more than $21 billion in 59 U.S. and European businesses representing abroad range of industries with an aggregate transaction value of approximately $90 billion and revenues nearly$100 billion. Mr. Pressler is currently chairman of two of their portfolio companies, David’s Bridal and John Deere Landscapes, Inc. Mr. Pressler also serves on the board of directors for The Drybar, Inc.
Mr. Pressler was President and Chief Executive Officer of Gap Inc., a $15 billion leading specialty retailer, from September 2002 to January 2007. He led the company’s turnaround, strengthening its balance sheet, improving operations, returning cash to shareholders and launching a new brand.
Prior to joining Gap Inc., Mr. Pressler spent 15 years with The Walt Disney Company. Most recently, he was chairman of the company’s global theme park and resorts division. Mr. Pressler previously served as President of Disneyland, President of The Disney Stores and Senior Vice President of Disney Consumer Products. Prior to Disney, he was Vice President of Marketing and Design for Kenner-Parker Toys.
A native of New York, Mr. Pressler holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business economics from the State University of New York at Oneonta.
Mr. Pressler served for 15 years on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters, first in Los Angeles and later their National Board.Read More