Co-Founder, Principal and Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors
Wesley R. Edens is a principal and Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Fortress Investment Group LLC. Mr. Edens has been Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors since August 2009 and a member of the Board of Directors of Fortress since November 2006. Mr. Edens has been a member of the Management Committee of Fortress since 1998. Mr. Edens is responsible for the Company’s private equity and publicly traded alternative investment businesses.
Prior to co-founding Fortress in 1998, Mr. Edens was a partner and managing director of BlackRock Financial Management Inc., where he headed BlackRock Asset Investors, a private equity fund. In addition, Mr. Edens was formerly a partner and managing director of Lehman Brothers.
Mr. Edens received a B.S. in Finance from Oregon State University.