Wesley R. Edens

Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board at New Fortress Energy LLC

Wesley R. Edens

Wesley R. Edens

Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board at New Fortress Energy LLC

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Career Highlights

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

RelSci Relationships

4333

Number of Boards

44

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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Co-Founder at Fortress Investment Group LLC

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Springleaf Finance, Inc.

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

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

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Former Treasurer & Executive Vice President at FleetBoston Financial Corp.

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Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary at FIG LLC

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Chief Financial Officer at FIG LLC

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Wesley R. Edens
Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board at New Fortress Energy 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
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
Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board
2018 - 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.

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.

Co-Chairman
2019 - Current

Aston Villa Football Club operates the football club. It also provides football news and other sports news through its website. The company offers crest and wall papers to the football fans. Aston Villa Football Club was founded in 1874 and is located in Birmingham, UK

Trustee
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

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.

Public Holdings
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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

Wesley R. Edens is affiliated with New Fortress Energy LLC, FIG LLC, 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, Milwaukee Bucks LLC, Global Signal, Inc., Drive Shack, 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 Fortress Energy LLC, New Media Investment Group, Inc., Drive Shack, Inc., Fortress Investment Group LLC, Virgin Trains USA LLC, GLP Capital LP, OneMain Holdings, Inc., Fortress Transportation & Infrastructure Investors LLC, New Senior Investment Group, Inc., Alterra Mountain Co., Gaming & Leisure Properties, Inc., New Residential Investment Corp., Nationstar Mortgage Holdings, Inc., Florida East Coast Holdings Corp., Springleaf Finance, Inc., Whistler Blackcomb Holdings, Inc., Penn National Gaming, Inc., Florida East Coast Railway Corp., 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, Frit Pinn LLC, Fortress Brookdale Investment Fund LLC, Impac Commercial Holdings, Inc., Seacastle, Inc., Brookdale Living Communities, Inc., RIC Coinvestment Fund LP, Crown Castle Investment Corp., Springleaf Finance Corp., A&k Global Health LLC, Mapeley Ltd., Aston Villa Football Club Ltd., U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team Foundation, The Presidential Forum on Renewable Energy

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