Wes Edens is the co-founder of Fortress Investment Group which is leading investment company with billions of assets under its management. Wes Edens is among the partners who founded the company in 1998 with the primary purpose of managing assets on behalf of institutional clients and private investors globally. They manage assets such as real estates and provide investment strategies. Edens leadership is credited with achievements such as taking the firm into the public through the initial public offer in 2007. Mr. Edens is the current Private Equity Chief Investment Officer and Co-Chairman of Fortress Investment Group since 2009. He is also the Co-Chief Executive Officer of the company since 2017. He is responsible for managing private equity and publicly traded investment businesses.
Before joining Fortress Investment Group, Mr. Edens had significant experience in investment managerial field. Notably, he worked as a Partner and Managing Director at Lehman Brothers from 1987 to 1993 and at BlackRock Financial Management Company from 1993 to 1997. He has also held key positions in several companies alongside Fortress Investment Group. He worked as Chief Executive Officer at Newcastle investment Holdings from 2002 to 2007. Also from 2002 to 2006, he served as Chief Executive Officer at Eurocastle Investment. Likewise, Mr. Edens remarkably served as the president of Capstead Mortgage Corp from 2000 to 2003.Wes Edens acquired his Bachelor of Arts and Science in Finance and Business Administration from Oregon State University in 1984. Currently, he is on position 962 on Forbes Billionaire list worldwide. Employees at Fortress Investment Group have a high opinion about the positive impact of the company on their career growth.
They are esteemed to be working with a global investment managing company that has a long track record of success. Additionally, the company’s web portal has lots of positive reviews submitted by employees who once worked with the company on different sections. Those who have served as interns at the firm attribute their success in career to the high exposure in the fast-paced platform.Wes Edens is the proud owner of the Milwaukee Bucks which is a National Basketball Association franchise. Additionally, Fortress Investment Group owns a new eSports franchise known as FlyQuest, a multiplayer video game competition that has assembled competing teams in the North America League of Legends Championship. Fundamentally, FlyQuest improves the business and sports experience of Edens and his team. Also, it develops sponsorships and engages fans for sustainable growth.