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Michael Kress - Class of '93

Mike graduated Mater Dei in 1993 and attended Monmouth University, where he played 4 years of football and earned a degree in Finance.  He started his career at Pershing after graduating college.  He was honored for his stock picking ability earlier in his career, earned his MBA from St. Peters College and transitioned to fixed income trading the past twelve years. Most recently he is trading Emerging Market Bonds at Interactive Brokers LLC.  Mike sits on the Board of Wall Street Cares and founded the Frank Poleski Scholarship Fund at Mater Dei.  While living in Jersey City he keeps busy fundraising for Jersey City Catholic Schools, coaching and mentoring youths in Hudson County and running a small bar.   His wife Monica Kress is Founding Director of School Operations at TEAM Charter Schools: A KIPP Region in Newark NJ. Both his sisters Kelly('95) and Katie ('97) attended Mater Dei.