Chief Operating Officer
Elliot Press is a principal of MCM and holds the position of Chief Operating Officer and Director of General Construction. He brings over 20 years of management and leadership experience in the military and the construction industries. Elliot has managed, led, and supervised a wide range of pursuits and construction projects that include but are not limited to the federal, municipal, multi-story residential, and healthcare market sectors. These efforts, exceeding $1B in value, require the connection between strategic vision and operational execution that Elliot excels in and continues to bring to the team ensuring the entire company succeeds.
Elliot has always been committed to service. He enlisted in the US Army in 1997 and subsequently attended the United States Military Academy at West Point. Upon graduation and commissioning as a US Army Intelligence Officer, Elliot was stationed in Ft. Stewart, GA with the 3rd Infantry Division and was assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team. With the Brigade, Elliot served over 24 months in combat to include a 15-month tour as part of “The Surge” in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom VII in 2007-2008. He not only worked as a Battalion Intelligence Officer and Brigade Senior Advisor for the combat units but also assisted many special operations units and American agency operations throughout the Middle East.
After multiple years of working directly with several governmental agencies such as the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the US State Department overseeing construction projects in Iraq, Elliot chose to follow his family’s path and pursue a professional career in construction after leaving the active-duty military in 2009. He believes in leadership through service and most notably his past and present positions include Vice President for the South Florida Chapter of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), a USACE and Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Task Force, and National Committee Member for the American General Contractors (AGC), and a corporate representative for the US Chamber of Commerce’s ‘Hiring Our Heroes’. He is an avid volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, the United Way, and many other organizations whose purpose is to improve the lives of those in our communities.
Elliot resides in Palm Beach County, Florida with his three children: Carson, Layla, and Hunter. Elliot and his family support many charitable organizations such as the American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, the United Way, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, and the Wounded Veterans programs.
Elliot is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and a Field of Study in Systems Engineering.