Ron Pressman

Chief Executive Officer, Institutional Financial Services

B.A., Hamilton College
Ron is responsible for leading TIAA Institutional Financial Services, which helps institutional clients manage and solve their financial challenges and provide a lifetime of financial security to their employees. In this role, he has oversight of TIAA’s Institutional Retirement and robust and growing endowments and foundations business. Ron also oversees institutional product management, the firm’s retiree healthcare savings business and the TIAA Institute.
Ron is a distinguished business leader and innovator with more than 30 years of experience in the financial services, investment management, real estate and insurance industries, and an outstanding track record of optimizing organizational performance and evolving businesses to meet changes in the marketplace.
Since joining TIAA in 2012, Ron has been a driving force for innovation and excellence, playing a pivotal role in the company’s strategic vision as it evolves to meet the expanding needs of its institutional and individual customers. Under his leadership, TIAA has taken major steps forward in building for the future, including enhancing and expanding its offerings and technology, and broadening its reach to help institutional clients achieve their financial goals and help their employees build lifelong financial and retirement security.
Prior to TIAA, Ron worked for GE leading a number of business lines in the U.S. and abroad. Most recently he served as president and CEO of GE Capital Real Estate, and as director of the GE Capital Services and GE Capital Corporation boards. Previously, he served as president and CEO of GE Asset Management, and chairman, president and CEO of GE Employers Reinsurance Group.
Ron also held global leadership positions as CEO of GE Energy Europe, Africa, Middle East and Southwest Asia, and the general manager for GE International’s Central and Eastern European markets.
Ron is a Charter Trustee of Hamilton College, a director of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited, a member of the Business-Higher Education Forum’s Executive Committee, a board member of the American Council of Life Insurers and a director of Pathways to College. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hamilton College.