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Summary 
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 Fortress Energy LLC
(Natural Gas Utilities)
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer 2014
New Media Investment Group Inc
(Consumer Publishing)
Chairman 2013
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 -
Fortress Investment Group LLC
(Investment Management & Fund Operators)
Co-Chief Executive Officer & Principal 1998
Springleaf Finance, Inc. Chairman 2010
Seacastle, Inc. Chairman -
The Fortress, Inc. Co-Chairman -
FIG LLC (Private Equity) Co-Founder, Principal and Co-Chairman of the Board 1998
Aston Villa Football Club Ltd. Co-Chairman 2019
Virgin Trains USA LLC
(Passenger Transportation, Ground & Sea)
Chairman -
Mapeley Ltd. Director -
US Ski & Snowboard Team Foundation Trustee -
GLP Capital LP Director -
FIG LLC (Castles) Co-Founder & Principal 1998


Holdings of Wesley Robert Edens 
NameEquities%Valuation
New Fortress Energy LLC (NFE)
Natural Gas Utilities
2,500,00012.5%35,000,000 USD
Drive Shack Inc (DS)
Leisure & Recreation
6,844,47110.2%26,830,326 USD
New Media Investment Group Inc (NEWM)
Consumer Publishing
340,2150.56%3,936,288 USD
New Senior Investment Group Inc (SNR)
Residential REITs
793,3220.97%3,268,487 USD
OneMain Holdings Inc (OMF)
Consumer Lending
25,0000.018%607,250 USD


Wesley Robert Edens: Personal Network 
NameLinked companies
Randal Alan Nardone New Fortress Energy LLC
Drive Shack Inc
FIG LLC (Private Equity)
FIG LLC
Newcastle Investment Holdings Corp.
Fortress Investment Group LLC
FIG LLC (Castles)
Seacastle, Inc.
Springleaf Finance, Inc.
Peter M. Smith FIG LLC (Private Equity)
Fortress Investment Group LLC
Springleaf Finance, Inc.
Joseph P. Adams FIG LLC (Private Equity)
Seacastle, Inc.
Kevin J. Finnerty Drive Shack Inc
Newcastle Investment Holdings Corp.
John Mack New Fortress Energy LLC
Katherine E. Wanner New Fortress Energy LLC
David J. Grain New Fortress Energy LLC
Matthew Wilkinson New Fortress Energy LLC
Christopher S. Guinta New Fortress Energy LLC
C. William Griffin New Fortress Energy LLC


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Wesley Robert Edens : Connections 
The Business Roundtable
The Financial Services Forum
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Title/Appraisal Vendor Management Association
Fownes Foundation
FOE II (New) LP
Newcastle Investment Holdings Corp.
Seacastle, Inc.
Florida East Coast Railway Corp.
Springleaf REIT, Inc.
Forum Mondial de L'Economie
Fortress Macro Advisors LLC



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