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The Success of Investor Wes Edens

by Chris Holden - June 30th, 2018.
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Wes Edens is an entrepreneur and investor known for his role in Fortress Investment Group LLC and other businesses. He has a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Business Administration from the Oregon State University. Mr. Wes Edens has once listed the two hundred and ninety-seventh richest person by Forbes. His experience and knowledge in asset management and business operations have made him successful. He started his career at Lehman Brothers. Wes Edens held the position of managing director at the firm. He was also a partner at Lehman Brothers during the same period, from 1987 to 1993. He then joined BlackRock. He was a managing director and a partner at the firm. His stint at BlackRock lasted for a short time.

After almost four years being in charge of the private equity fund at BlackRock, he moved on to join a team that would come up with the idea to conceive Fortress Investment Group.The group consisted of three partners; Randal Nardone, Robert Kauffman, and Wes Edens. Mr. Edens had previously worked with Randal Nardone at BlackRock. The fact that the team had worked together in their respective jobs, there was already chemistry to ignite success in their new business Fortress Investment Group.He has been in the management of Fortress Investment Group since the start. Fortress Investment Group has experienced growth under the guidance and leadership of the likes of Eden and Nardone. The success was sure when in 2007 it launched an IPO and was listed in the NYSE. By then it was the largest private equity firm to be listed on the stock market.

Wes Eden has held the position of Co-Chief Executive officer in Fortress Investment Group. He is also principal and oversees private equity at the firm.For a man that is a major player in the business world, he is a mentor. His success motivates employees at Fortress Investment Group. He is a leader and a manager, combining both to bring out maximum productivity. His longevity in the company can only spur loyalty among colleagues in the company. His ideas and investment approaches have been described to be of a higher tolerance for complexity with aims of achieving meaningful returns.Wes also owns the Milwaukee Bucks a franchise in the NBA of the USA. He has also invested in esports owning the League of Legends developed by Riot Games.

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