Wes Edens is the co-founder and Chief Executive officer of Fortress Investment Group LLC and has been its Private Equity Chief Investment Officer, Principal, President of Private Equity, Head of Private Equity and Co-Chairman since August 2009. His job responsibility at the firm involves dealing with private equity and publicly traded alternative investment businesses. Apart from being a leader at fortress Investment Group, wes is also a lover of sports. Wes Edens is a co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks, an NBA franchise based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, along with Marc Lasry. He also owns the League of Legends team FlyQuest.
Present Boards and advisory roles
From 1999 to date, Wes Edens became the chairman and the chief executive officer at fortress registered investment trust. From 2002 to date he became the chairman at Drive Shark Inc. from 2004 to present and later became the board chairman of Mapeley Limited. From 2008 to date, he has been serving as the chairman of the board of directors at Florida East coast holdings corp.Edens became the chairman of the board of directors from 2010 at one central holdings Inc. In the same year, he also became the chairman of the board of directors at Spring leaf finance corporation and also the chairman of the board of directors at spring leaf finance Inc. He has been the chairman of the board of directors at New Media Investment Group since 2013 to date.
Educational Background and Career Achievements
Wes holds a degree in finance and Business Administration from Oregon State University. Before starting fortress, he was a partner and managing director at both Lehman Brothers and BlackRock companies.
Edens Passenger Train to serve Chicago
The co-founder of Fortress investment group never tires when it comes to investing. He bought a passenger train that is expected to carry passengers from Chicago to Miami but not through Milwaukee,
Wes Eden buys e-sports for $2.5 million
The investor and co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks purchased the cloud nine challengers League championships series for $2.5 million. They changed the name to FlyQuest. The team utilises the business and sports expertise of Edens and his group to develop partnerships, sponsorships grow and compete successfully with their competitors. Wes Edens has an Adrenalin for investment. He is always on the watch out for new opportunities to invest. His experience at fortress investment has given him the investment skills to venture into the business world and make investments alone.