What you should know about Wes Edens
You cannot talk of Fortress Investment Company without the mention of Wes Edens. He has been on the front line working hard to ensure the company achieves its missions. Today he is the co-chairman of the company and works with another team of experts in finance and business. Wes Edens has ventured into investment after working for several years in various companies where he helped them achieve great success. Where did he start his journey to successful entrepreneurship? He began by acquiring the proper skills whereby he went to a prestigious institution called the Oregon State University attaining a degree in Business and Finance. From school, Wes was eager to acquire more skills through practicing what he had learned in class. He began his career working with Lehman Brothers Investment and offered quality service boosting their performance. Here Wes Edens was working as the managing director, a position that gave him the confidence to continue venturing into the career.
Having acquired some skills, he moved to work with BlackRock Investors as the managing director. It is a position Wes had mastered. Apart from being the managing director, he was also the head of the investment department. While working at the company, he showed outstanding performance, and that led the company to succeed much in the private equity. Wes was serious about his career and opportunities continued to come his way. He went on to work at Infrastructure Investors Company serving as the chairman for years. Wes worked hard for years, and that meant he had acquired skills to run a business of his own. He decided to start Fortress Investment with the hope it would be successful because he had the skills necessary to run a company.
Wes Edens teamed up with other successful individuals like Peter Briger to start a company that would later be one of the largest investment organizations in the world. He has accomplished a lot at this point hence getting the recognition of the Wall Street Journal as a successful person in his career and investment. He got praises for his creativity and strategies when it comes to investment. Later the founders decided to make the company public and sold shares at a value of $600 million. The company has since made significant transactions like the Nomura Holdings which bought company shares worth $888 million. The transaction was one of the main boosts for the company, and the founders became billionaires. Fortress Investment continues to excel under the leadership of experts like Wes Edens and Peter Briger.