Stephen Presser


Stephen is a founding partner at Monomoy and the oldest guy in the office. He'll be the first to tell you he loves his work, both for its daily challenges and for the unique opportunities it brings him to learn, grow, and make businesses better. Before founding Monomoy with Dan and Justin, Stephen was a principal at KPS Capital Partners and a member of the Board of Directors of several KPS portfolio companies.

As a lifelong turnaround professional, Stephen has represented stakeholders in some of the biggest restructurings in the North American airline and steel industries, and he writes and lectures on distressed investing and business restructuring.

Stephen holds an A.B. from Brown University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He is a recovering lawyer but has completed the 12-step program and takes it one day at a time. Stephen lives for Diane, Michael and Lizzie, regarded by all as the greatest family in the history of the world.

Stephen had a full head of black hair when he helped found the firm in 2005. Such, he says, are the sacrifices we at Monomoy are prepared to make.