As Chairman of Lifestyle Media Group (LMG), Gary Press provides vision, creativity and direction to the largest and fastest growing magazine publisher in South Florida. With 13 local publications, LMG enjoys a combined readership of 750,000, which includes business professionals, community leaders, entrepreneurs and young, trendy up-and-comers. Launched in September 2014, South Florida Business & Wealth ( SFBW) magazine is the area’s premier business publication, attracting over 117,000 C-Suite readers into LMG’s portfolio as it maintains its foothold in the tri-county region. In 2017, Press launched Tampa Bay Business & Wealth magazine as a sister publication to SFBW.
Gary is known as an effective, results-driven leader who has dedicated more than 25 years to the advertising, marketing and publishing industries. His background includes key roles at the largest publisher of metropolitan newsweeklies in the U.S., American City Business Journals, where he served as Publisher of Baltimore Business Journal and South Florida Business Journal ( SFBJ) and was instrumental in growing advertising revenue by more than 550% and profits tenfold.
His innate talents enable Gary to transform environments into highly motivated, highly profitable entities, and to proactively identify and resolve challenges. His leadership skills help grow sales, control costs, maximize productivity, and create or rebuild revenue streams and deliver multimillion-dollar profits.
Gary is also CEO of Alternative Revenue Solutions (ARS), which provides significant incremental revenue to large customer-based companies by providing robust savings, financial education, identity theft, insurance products, financial products, and protection programs to enhance consumers’ lives. As of October 2021, ARS has over 7,000 affiliates, which brings in more than 400,000 monthly residual customers. Gary’s latest venture is Legal Settlement Solution, which is an insurance product to protect consumers from litigation against their creditors.