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Mr. Wesley R. Edens is a Chairman at New Senior Investment Group, Inc., a Chairman at New Media Investment Group, Inc., a Chairman at Springleaf Finance, Inc., a Chairman at Florida East Coast Railway Corp., a Chairman at Seacastle, Inc., a Chairman at Drive Shack, Inc., a Co-Chairman at Fortress Investment Group LLC, a Co-Founder & Principal at FIG LLC, a Co-Founder, Principal & Co-Chief Executive Officer at FIG LLC, a Co-Founder, Principal and Co-Chairman of the Board at FIG LLC, a Chairman at OneMain Holdings, Inc., a Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Newcastle Investment Holdings Corp. and a Co-Chairman at The Fortress, Inc.

He is on the Board of Directors at Florida East Coast Holdings Corp., GLP Capital LP and Mapeley Ltd.

He has been a member of the Management Committee of Fortress since 1998.

He is responsible for the Company’s private equity and publicly traded alternative investment businesses.

Prior to co-founding Fortress in 1998, Mr. Edens was partner and managing director of BlackRock Financial Management Inc., where headed BlackRock Asset Investors, private equity fund. In addition, he was formerly partner and managing director of Lehman Brothers.

He received a B. S. Finance from Oregon State University.


Current positions of Wesley Robert Edens 
NameTitle Since
New Media Investment Group Inc
(Consumer Publishing)
Chairman 2013
New Senior Investment Group Inc
(Residential REITs)
Chairman 2014
Drive Shack Inc
(Leisure & Recreation)
Chairman 2002
FIG LLC Co-Founder, Principal & Co-Chief Executive Officer 1998
Newcastle Investment Holdings Corp. Chairman & Chief Executive Officer -
Springleaf Finance, Inc. Chairman 2010
Seacastle, Inc. Chairman 2007
The Fortress, Inc. Co-Chairman -
FIG LLC (Private Equity) Co-Founder, Principal and Co-Chairman of the Board 1998
Fortress Investment Group LLC
(Investment Management & Fund Operators)
Co-Chairman 1998
New Fortress Energy LLC Chairman 2014
Mapeley Ltd. Director -
Florida East Coast Holdings Corp. Director 2011
GLP Capital LP Director -
FIG LLC (Castles) Co-Founder & Principal 1998


Holdings of Wesley Robert Edens 
NameEquities%Valuation
Drive Shack Inc (DS)
Leisure & Recreation
6,844,47110.2%40,793,047 USD
New Media Investment Group Inc (NEWM)
Consumer Publishing
340,2150.56%5,337,973 USD
New Senior Investment Group Inc (SNR)
Residential REITs
793,3220.97%4,680,600 USD
OneMain Holdings Inc (OMF)
Consumer Lending
25,0000.018%840,250 USD


Wesley Robert Edens: Personal Network 
NameLinked companies
Randal Alan Nardone Drive Shack Inc
FIG LLC (Private Equity)
FIG LLC
Fortress Investment Group LLC
FIG LLC (Castles)
Newcastle Investment Holdings Corp.
Springleaf Finance, Inc.
Florida East Coast Holdings Corp.
Seacastle, Inc.
Peter M. Smith FIG LLC (Private Equity)
Fortress Investment Group LLC
Springleaf Finance, Inc.
Joseph P. Adams FIG LLC (Private Equity)
Florida East Coast Holdings Corp.
Seacastle, Inc.
Cameron D. MacDougall New Media Investment Group Inc
New Senior Investment Group Inc
Drive Shack Inc
Fortress Investment Group LLC
Kevin J. Finnerty Drive Shack Inc
Newcastle Investment Holdings Corp.
Lawrence A. Goodfield Drive Shack Inc
Fortress Investment Group LLC
Stuart A. McFarland New Senior Investment Group Inc
Drive Shack Inc
Newcastle Investment Holdings Corp.
Daniel Neal Bass FIG LLC (Private Equity)
FIG LLC
Fortress Investment Group LLC
Erik P. Nygaard Drive Shack Inc
Newcastle Investment Holdings Corp.
David Nichols Brooks FIG LLC
Fortress Investment Group LLC


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Wesley Robert Edens : Connections 
Florida East Coast Railway Corp.
Steward Partners Holdings LLC
Seacastle, Inc.
Florida East Coast Holdings Corp.
FM Falstaff Advisors LLC
Fortress Macro Advisors LLC
DebtMarket, Inc.
Springleaf REIT, Inc.
Shanghai Starcastle Senior Living Services Ltd.
Impac Commercial Holdings, Inc.



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