Wes Edens

Co-Founder at Fortress Investment Group LLC

Wes Edens

Wes Edens

Co-Founder at Fortress Investment Group LLC

Overview
Career Highlights

Drive Shack, Inc.
Newcastle Investment Holdings Corp.
Global Signal, Inc.

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Number of Boards

41

Birthday

1962

Age

56

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Co-Founder at Fortress Investment Group LLC

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Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board at Fortress Transportation & Infrastructure Investors LLC

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Managing Director at Fortress Investment Group LLC

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Co-Founder at Fortress Investment Group LLC

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President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Springleaf Finance Corp.

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Principal & Co-Chief Executive Officer at Fortress Investment Group LLC

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President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at New Media Investment Group, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer & Director at New Senior Investment Group, Inc.

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Former Treasurer & Executive Vice President at FleetBoston Financial Corp.

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General Counsel at Fortress Investment Group LLC

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In The News
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Wisconsin)
August 8, 2018
Fiserv may consider downtown location for offices, sources say
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Wisconsin)
July 27, 2018
Bucks, Fiserv strike arena naming rights deal
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Wes Edens
Co-Founder at Fortress Investment Group LLC
Education
B.S. in Finance

Oregon State University (OSU) is a coeducational, public flagship research university located in Corvallis, Oregon, United States. The university offers undergraduate, graduate, doctoral degrees and a multitude of research opportunities. There are more than 200 academic degree programs offered through the university. The Carnegie Foundation classifies Oregon State University as part of its top tier of research institutions. As of 2008, OSU is one of 73 land-grant universities.

Career History
Principal & Director
2009 - Current

Fortress Investment Group LLC (NYSE: “FIG”) is a leading global investment manager with approximately $51.5 billion of assets under management as of September 30, 2012. Fortress offers a range of alternative and traditional investment strategies for institutional and private investors around the world. Founded in 1998, the Company seeks to provide its investors with risk-adjusted returns in a management structure that closely aligns the interests of investors and managers. Fortress has continued to evolve from a dedicated private equity investment firm to a diversified asset management company.

Chairman
2002 - Current

Drive Shack, Inc. engages in golf-related leisure and entertainment businesses. It operates through the following segments: Traditional Golf properties, Entertainment Golf venues, Debt Investments, and Corporate. The Traditional Golf properties segment operates and owns golf properties. The Entertainment Golf venues segment plans to open a chain of gold, competition, dining, and fun. The Debt Investments segment consists primarily of loans and securities which the company plans to monetize as part of its transformation to a leisure and entertainment company. The Corporate segment consists primarily of interest income on short-term investments, general and administrative expenses, etc. The company was founded in June 2002 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Co-Founder
1998 - Current

Fortress Investment Group LLC is a diversified global investment management company that provides investment management services for investment funds and companies, including related managed accounts. It operates business through following segments: Private Equity Funds, Liquid Hedge Funds, Credit Funds, Credit Private Equity Funds and Logan Circle. The Private Equity Funds segment primarily makes significant, control-oriented investments in debt and equity securities of public or privately held entities in North America and Western Europe, with a focus on acquiring and building asset-based businesses with significant cash flows. The Liquid Hedge Funds segment invests globally in fixed income, currency, equity and commodity markets and related derivatives to capitalize on imbalances in the financial markets. The Credit Funds segment makes diversified investments in assets, opportunistic lending situations and securities, on a global basis and throughout the capital structure with a value orientation. The Credit Private Equity Funds segment focuses on investing in distressed and undervalued assets. The Logan Circle segment manages portfolios for institutional investors across a comprehensive range of strategies that include core, core plus, short, intermediate and long duration, corporate and high yield. Fortress Investment Group was founded by Wesley Robert Edens, Robert I. Kauffman and Randy Alan Nardone in 1998 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Boards & Committees
Chairman of the Board
2014 - Current

New Senior Investment Group, Inc. engages in investing in private pay senior housing properties. It operates through the Managed Properties and Triple Net Lease Properties segments. The Managed Properties segment focuses on investing in senior housing properties and engages property managers to manage those properties. The Triple Net Lease Properties segment comprises investing in senior housing and healthcare properties and leases those properties to healthcare operating companies which obligate tenants to pay all property-related expenses. The company was founded on May 17, 2012 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Chairman, Board of Directors
2013 - Current

New Media Investment Group, Inc. owns, operates and invest in a portfolio of local media assets, and on advertising and digital marketing business. It publishes local newspapers and related publications in U.S. The company was founded on June 18, 2013 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Chairman, Board of Directors
2002 - Current

Drive Shack, Inc. engages in golf-related leisure and entertainment businesses. It operates through the following segments: Traditional Golf properties, Entertainment Golf venues, Debt Investments, and Corporate. The Traditional Golf properties segment operates and owns golf properties. The Entertainment Golf venues segment plans to open a chain of gold, competition, dining, and fun. The Debt Investments segment consists primarily of loans and securities which the company plans to monetize as part of its transformation to a leisure and entertainment company. The Corporate segment consists primarily of interest income on short-term investments, general and administrative expenses, etc. The company was founded in June 2002 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Member, Board of Trustees
Prior

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation is the non-profit fundraising arm of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association. The USSA receives no direct government support, relying on private individuals and corporations to fund athletic programs. It’s the only team in the world that relies on the generosity of its fans to provide direct support to help Best in the World dreams come true.

Member, Advisory Board
Tenure Unconfirmed

The Presidential Forum on Renewable Energy was created to ensure that renewable energy, sustainability, and conservation are top issues in the 2008 Presidential elections. PFRE brought together 2008 Presidential Candidates to generate discussion and foster innovation.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$5,001 - $10K
2012

William J. Clinton Foundation works to alleviate poverty, improve global health, strengthen economies, and protects the environment, by fostering partnerships among governments, businesses, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and private citizens. The foundation focuses on worldwide issues that demand urgent action, solutions, and measurable results - global climate change, HIV/AIDS in the developing world, childhood obesity & economic opportunity in the United States, and economic development in Africa and Latin America.

$5,000 - $7,500
2008
$30K +
2008

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation is the non-profit fundraising arm of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association. The USSA receives no direct government support, relying on private individuals and corporations to fund athletic programs. It’s the only team in the world that relies on the generosity of its fans to provide direct support to help Best in the World dreams come true.

Political Donations
$2,500
2012

Former Senator from Montana

$2,500
2012

Senator from Montana

$2,500
2012

Former Governor of Nebraska

Transactions
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Fortress Worldwide Transportation & Infrastructure Investors LP raised money in a private placement transaction

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Fortress Worldwide Transportation & Infrastructure Investors Offshore L.P. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Fortress Investment Group LLC issued Class A Common Stock

Investments
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Milwaukee Bucks LLC owns and manages a professional basket ball team. The company was founded by Wesley Pavalon and Marvin Fishman in 1968 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, WI.

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Events
Attendee
2013 Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference

The Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference is an annual conference hosted and wholly independently funded by private investment firm Allen & Company. The conference has taken place in Sun Valley, Idaho for one week each July since 1983. The conference typically features business leaders, political figures, and major figures in the philanthropic and cultural spheres.

Attendee
Sun Valley, ID, United States
2012 Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference

The Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference is an annual conference hosted and wholly independently funded by private investment firm Allen & Company. The conference has taken place in Sun Valley, Idaho for one week each July since 1983. The conference typically features business leaders, political figures, and major figures in the philanthropic and cultural spheres.

Speaker
Davos, Switzerland
2008 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2008 convened in Davos at a time of great anxiety in the world. The turmoil in the financial markets and the continuing conflict in the Middle East were naturally of immediate concern. Mounting awareness of the epochal challenge of climate change and the looming threat of global terrorism, two issues that were addressed in the opening plenary session, heightened our shared sense of urgency. The Annual Meeting theme - The Power of Collaborative Innovation - was a fitting focus for two reasons. First, it highlighted that a multistakeholder approach is critical for any authentic and viable solutions to global problems. And second, it served to underline the need for new and imaginative ways to mitigate global risks and the importance of achieving tangible results or value.

Other Affiliations

Wes Edens is affiliated with FIG LLC, Drive Shack, Inc., Fortress Investment Group LLC, FIG LLC (Castles), Newcastle Investment Holdings Corp., Aircastle Ltd., Fortress Worldwide Transportation & Infrastructure Investors LP, Fortress Worldwide Transportation & Infrastructure Investors Offshore L.P., Fear The Deer LLC, Global Signal, Inc., Capstead Mortgage Corp., The Fortress, Inc., FIG LLC (Private Equity), BlackRock Financial Management, Inc., Union Bank of Switzerland, UBS Warburg LLC (US), Lehman Brothers Asset Management LLC, Impac Commercial Holdings, Inc., BlackRock Advisors LLC, Lehman Brothers, Inc., BlackRock Asset Investors, Lehman Brothers Holdings Plc, Springleaf Finance Corp., New Senior Investment Group, Inc., New Media Investment Group, Inc., Drive Shack, Inc., Fortress Investment Group LLC, GLP Capital LP, OneMain Holdings, Inc., Fortress Transportation & Infrastructure Investors LLC, Intrawest Resorts Holdings, Inc., Gaming & Leisure Properties, Inc., New Residential Investment Corp., Nationstar Mortgage Holdings, Inc., Florida East Coast Holdings Corp., Springleaf Finance, Inc., Whistler Blackcomb Holdings, Inc., Frit Pinn LLC, Penn National Gaming, Inc., Florida East Coast Railway Corp., Seacastle, Inc., Crown Castle International Corp. (Inactive), RailAmerica, Inc., GAGFAH SA, Aircastle Ltd., Alterra Healthcare Corp., Brookdale Senior Living, Inc., GateHouse Media LLC, Local Media Group, Inc., Mapeley Estates Ltd., GateHouse Media Operating LLC, Eurocastle Investment Ltd., Global Signal, Inc., Fortress Pinnacle Investment Fund LLC, Fortress Brookdale Investment Fund LLC, Impac Commercial Holdings, Inc., Brookdale Living Communities, Inc., Crown Castle Investment Corp., RIC Coinvestment Fund LP, Springleaf Finance Corp., A&k Global Health LLC, Mapeley Ltd., U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team Foundation, The Presidential Forum on Renewable Energy