Board of Directors - Vincent Tese
Executive Chairman, FCB Financial Holdings, Inc.
Vincent Tese has served as a member of the Board of Directors since 1997. In addition, he is chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, as well as a member of the Executive Compensation and Option Committee.
Vincent Tese, lawyer, investment advisor and cable television executive, served New York State by appointment of Governor Mario M. Cuomo from the outset of the Cuomo Administration through December 1994.
Appointed State Superintendent of Banks in 1983, Mr. Tese in March 1985 was named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Urban Development Corporation and, in 1987, Director of Economic Development for New York State, which added to his portfolio the titles of Commissioner of the Department of Economic Development and Chairman of both the Science and Technology Foundation and the Job Development Authority. He was appointed a Commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in 1991 and elected its vice chairman in 1992.
From 1973 to 1977, he was a partner in Tese & Tese, attorneys, and from 1977 to 1982 a partner in the Sinclair Group, involved in commodities trading and investment management. In 1976, Mr. Tese co-founded Cross Country Cable TV, which operated CATV systems in New Jersey, Virginia, Illinois, Arizona, California, and Puerto Rico. He recently served as Chairman of Cross Country Wireless, CATV systems in Riverside, San Diego and Los Angeles, California and in several other states. Cross Country Wireless was sold to Pacific Telesis in July of 1995.
Mr. Tese is currently the Executive Chairman of Bond Street Holdings, LLC as well as the Executive Chairman of its subsidiary, FCB Financial Holdings, Inc. (formerly Florida Community Bank, N.A.). He is also a director of several corporations, including Cablevision Systems Corporation, ICE Clear Credit LLC, Intercontinental Exchange, Inc., Madison Square Garden, and New York Racing Association, Inc. In addition, he is Trustee of New York University School of Law and New York Presbyterian Hospital.
Mr. Tese received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Pace University in 1966 and, following two years as first lieutenant with the US Army, a Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School in 1972 and the LL.M. (Master of Laws) in Taxation from New York University School of Law in 1973.