A successful businessman, investor and sports team owner, Wes Edens has been making his presence felt for quite some time. Edens is a co-founder of Fortress Investment Group, one of the nations top investment management groups based in New York City. Edens impressive resume includes being a co-owner of the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks, and owning the League of Legends FlyQuest. Edens is an innovator who is always looking for his next great movie.
Wes Edens is a graduate of Oregon State University where he earned a degree in in Finance and Business Administration. His career in business began as a result of a partnership with the Lehman Brothers. It was here that he served as a partner and managing director for several years. After Lehman Brothers, Wes Edens became one of the principal partners of the Fortress Investments. He would soon help build Fortress into one of the most successful companies around.
Under Edens leadership, Fortress has become a global success. Currently the company is responsible for managing more than forty million dollars in assets for nearly two-thousand investors. Edens works along side Randal Nardone and Wes Edens as the companies other major principals. Together the trio has built a company that specializes in some key areas which include: operations management, sector-specific knowledge of companies and institutions, capital markets and corporate mergers and acquisitions. Over the last two decades Fortress has built a set of tools and strategies that have made them global experts on these topics.
Recently Wes Edens made a unique move when he became an investor in Aston Villa, a major soccer team. Aston Villa has been looking for funding ever since the end of the most recent season in May. Edens becomes more than a fifty percent stakeholder in the company. He continues to show his ability to be innovative and push the envelope. His presence clearly will be around for many years to come.