Financial Services >> CEO Interviews >> April 9, 2001

Walter Pressey – Boston Private Financial Holdings Inc (bpfh)

WALTER M. PRESSEY is President and Chief Financial Officer of Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc. and is Executive Vice President of its subsidiary, Boston Private Bank and Trust Company, where he has been since September 1996. Prior to joining BPFH, Mr. Pressey served in various senior executive capacities with Boston Safe Deposit and Trust Company and its parent, The Boston Company. His career at The Boston Company spanned 26 years and included, among other assignments: Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of The Boston Company and its subsidiaries, Chief Planning Officer of The Boston Company, and Manager of Cash Management Services. Mr. Pressey serves as Vice Chairman and Treasurer on the Board of Trustees of the Center for Blood Research, a non-profit medical research firm affiliated with the Harvard Medical School and Children's Hospital in Boston. He also is President of the Board of Governors of the Harvard Business School Alumni Association of Boston and a Director of the Harvard Alumni Association. Formerly, Mr. Pressey was President of the Treasurers Club, Director of the Financial Executives Institute of Boston, and served as Founder, Director and Treasurer of the Foundation for Belmont Education. He also was Director and Treasurer of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. Mr. Pressey holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from the University of Vermont. He served as a First Lieutenant with the US Army Chemical Corps at Edgewood Arsenal in Maryland and in the Vietnam Theatre. Profile
TWST: Could we begin with a brief overview of Boston Private Financial


Mr. Pressey: The company was started in 1987 as a public company with

the mission of private banking in the