Oregon State University is one of the prestigious Universities in the United States of America, and over the years the University has been producing alumni who have been very influential in the country. Wes Edens is one of the alumni from Oregon State University. Mr. Wes Edens is one of the prominent business persons in America and a private equity investor. In 1984 Wes graduated from the University with a bachelors degree of science in finance and business administration. After his graduation, he got an opportunity to practice his finance skills while serving at Lehman Brothers. At Lehman Brothers Wes Edens was hard working and being a go-getter he was able to climb the career leader from an employee to one of the top positions in the organization.
In 1993 Wes Edens left Lehman Brothers, and he joined Black Rock Asset Investors where he served until 1997. While still working at the Black Rock Asset Investors, Edens met with four individuals and together they created Worldwide Global Economic Powerhouse which was later renamed Fortress Investment Group. Fortress Investment Group was established in 1998 with Wes being the Managing Director and the Chairman of the company which was privately owned for more than ten years. For the years he led the organization he was known to using his strategy investment style to build wealth. In 2007 Fortress Investment Group made history when it became the first privately owned firm to publicly trade. The organization made history in the United States as well as the world. Since the initial public offering, the company became an international company which has been leading in the alternative asset management.
In 2017 Fortress Investment Group was acquired by Softbank Group Corporation a firm based in Japan. Edens is a leader who is recognized for his positive leadership skills, and he has been given several leadership positions including being the Chairman of National Star Mortgage which was purchased by 2006. Wes Eden continues to serve as the Chairman of Fortress Investment Group and also as the co-founder of the organization. He continues to work hard and to be committed to the company’s achievements. Fortress’ Wes Edens on Brightline rail project