Wesley R. Edens

Co-Founder at Fortress Investment Group LLC

Wesley R. Edens

Wesley R. Edens

Co-Founder at Fortress Investment Group LLC

Overview
Career Highlights

New Fortress Energy LLC
Newcastle Investment Holdings Corp.
Global Signal, Inc.

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Number of Boards

46

Birthday

1962

Age

57

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Co-Founder & Principal at Fortress Investment Group LLC

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

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Managing Director at Fortress Investment Group LLC

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Former Treasurer & Executive Vice President at FleetBoston Financial Corp.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Springleaf General Services Corporation

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

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Co-Founder at RK Motors LLC

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Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary at Fortress Investment Group LLC

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Director & Executive Vice President at Springleaf Finance Corp.

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

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Co-Founder at Fortress Investment Group LLC
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Member, Board of Trustees at Partners in Health

Partners In Health provides healthcare facilities for the poor. It has operations in Haiti, Rwanda, Peru, Russia, the USA, Malawi, and Lesotho. The company was founded by Ophelia Dahl, Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim, Todd McCormack and Tom White in 1987 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

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
Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board
2014 - Current

New Fortress Energy LLC engages in the provision of energy infrastructure and development services. It specializes in the fields of power, infrastructure, transportation and liquefied natural gas (LNG). Its LNG production and delivery model includes liquefaction, logistics, shipping and terminals. The company was founded by Wesley Robert Edens in 2014 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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.

Co-Founder
1998 - Current

Fortress Investment Group LLC operates as diversified global investment management company. It specializes in operations management, mergers and acquisitions, and capital markets. The company was founded by Wesley Robert Edens, Robert I. Kauffman, and Randy Alan Nardone in 1998 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
2008 - 2013

Penn National Gaming owns, operates or has ownership interests in gaming and racing facilities with a focus on slot machine entertainment. The Company presently operates twenty-nine facilities in nineteen jurisdictions, including Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia, and Ontario. In aggregate, Penn National's operated facilities feature approximately 36,800 gaming machines, 850 table games, 2,900 hotel rooms and 1.6 million square feet of gaming floor space.

Director
2007 - 2007

Crown Castle owns, operates, and leases towers and other communication structures for wireless communications. Crown Castle offers significant wireless communications coverage to 91 of the top 100 US markets and to substantially all of the Australian population. Crown Castle owns, operates and manages over 22,000 and approximately 1,600 wireless communication sites in the US and Australia, respectively

Chairman, Board of Directors
2006 - 2012

RailAmerica, Inc. engages in the ownership and operation of short line and regional freight railroads in North America. It transports a variety of products, including farm and food products, lumber and forest products, paper and paper products, metals, chemicals and coal. The company was founded by Gary O. Marino and John H. Marino on November 12, 1992 and is headquartered in Jacksonville, FL.

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.

$30K +
2010

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.

$30K +
2009

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

$10K
2012

Nebraska Democratic Party is the affiliate of the Democratic Party.

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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.

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