New York Executive Wes Edens Scores A “Slam Dunk” With IPO
Wesley R. Edens is one of the co-founders of Fortress Investment Group. He is a successful American businessman, and his role at the company is that of Chairman of the Board of Directors. The company is located in New York City. It conducts business as an alternative investment company, and it is widely known to be one of the largest in the world.Wes was born in 1961. He attended Oregon State University, at which he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Business. Early in his career, he was employed at Lehman Brothers. Wes is one of several of the founders of Fortress Investment Group, including another principal, namely Randal A. Nardone. Additionally, Peter Briger Jr. is also a principal of the firm. Wes Eden was a well established financial executive at the time he went to work for himself with the creation of the company.
Wes Edens had held a number of high ranking positions at such firms as BlackRock Financial and Lehman Brothers. A career in the financial industry can be challenging, and the role of the financial professional is equally as challenging. Throughout his career, he was and he remains today a highly respected, and highly qualified professional in the industry. Wes Edens has over 30 years experience, and he is recognized as one of the driving forces behind the success of Fortress Investment Group. The year 2007 marked a first for the company and its executive team when the company was taking public.
Fortress Investment Group became the first of any alternative investment companies to go public, and that action resulted in a tremendous amount of financial success to the company. A short time later, with only approximately 8% of the shares sold publicly, a reported $600 million in revenue had already transpired. What’s more, it brought a level of tremendous wealth to its principals. The company trades on the New York Stock Exchange.Wes Edens is a family man, and he currently resides in New York. He is a sports enthusiast and the owner of a professional basketball team. Wes is an owner of the Milwaukee Bucks, a member of the NBA.