Wes Edens co-founded Fortress Investment Group in collaborations with other key principals. Besides co-founding Fortress, he co-owns Milwaukee Bucks, and also he founded e-sport team FlyQuest. Mr. Wes attended the Oregon State University and was able to earn his degree in Finance and Business Administration. A few years later he joined Lehman Brothers and worked there as the managing director before moving to BlackRock Asset Investors where he served till the idea of establishing Fortress came up. As he was serving in these two companies, he gains massive experience and skills that enlightened him in running various businesses and handling customers hence by establishing Fortress would yield lots of success. Since the establishment of Fortress Investment Group it has been recording remarkable improvement and growth since it is currently leading in the investment manager this is an indication of the leadership and governance from the able leaders such as Wes Edens.
Edens started to be the co-chairperson of the Fortress in 2008, and since then the progress of this company has drastically increased and attracted more investors to make their investments with Fortress. The team in the Fortress are well conversant with investment more asset management hence they offer the right services that are satisfactory to the investors. The most significant achievement of Wes Edens in Fortress was when he helped the firm to buy Springleaf Financial Services which made the company to earn huge returns from their investment. Mr. Wes is a great investor and has been successful in all the investment business that led him ranked at Forbes Billionaire list at position 962. His passion drives him, commitment and determination in business and through that he works hard to ensure all the goals that he set are achieved.
Moreover, he ensures that the employees serving under his leadership are motivated in working hard since it is through hard work and teamwork that will aid the firm to attain its goals.Furthermore, Wes Edens is a great philanthropist that is devoted to giving back to the community. There are lots of philanthropic organizations that are supported by Wes through donations. Some of the organizations that he provides donations include Environmental Advocates of New York, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, and the University of Florida amongst many more. Through the donations and support he provides has enabled hundreds of people to meet their basic needs and easy access to quality education. Wes lives in New York City with his wife Lynn, and together they have four children.