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Mr. Wesley R. Edens is a Co-Chairman at Aston Villa Football Club Ltd., a Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at New Fortress Energy LLC, a Chairman at New Media Investment Group, Inc., a Chairman at Springleaf Finance, Inc., a Chairman at Drive Shack, Inc., a Co-Chief Executive Officer, Director & Principal 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-CEO at FIG LLC, a Chairman at Seacastle, Inc., a Chairman at Virgin Trains USA LLC, 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
Virgin Trains USA LLC
(Passenger Transportation, Ground & Sea)
Chairman -
New Fortress Energy LLC
(Natural Gas Utilities)
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer 2018
Drive Shack Inc.
(Leisure & Recreation)
Chairman 2007
Fortress Investment Group LLC
(Investment Management & Fund Operators)
Co-Chief Executive Officer, Director & Principal 2006
FIG LLC Co-Founder, Principal & Co-Chief Executive Officer 1998
Newcastle Investment Holdings Corp. Chairman & Chief Executive Officer -
The Fortress, Inc. Co-Chairman 2012
NFE Financial Holdings LLC Chief Executive Officer -
Seacastle, Inc. Chairman -
FIG LLC (Private Equity) Co-Founder, Principal and Co-CEO 2010
Aston Villa Football Club Ltd. Co-Chairman 2019
Springleaf Finance, Inc. Chairman 2011
Mapeley Ltd. Director -
Aston Villa Ltd. Director 2018
Recon Sports Ltd. Director -
US Ski & Snowboard Team Foundation Trustee -
Aston Villa FC Ltd. Director 2018
GLP Capital LP Director -
Recon Group UK Ltd. Director 2018
FIG LLC (Castles) Co-Founder & Principal 1998


Holdings of Wesley Robert Edens 
NameEquities%Valuation
New Fortress Energy LLC (NFE)
(Natural Gas Utilities)
3,278,19914.3%49,336,895 USD
Drive Shack Inc. (DS)
(Leisure & Recreation)
6,844,47110.2%25,872,100 USD
Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI)
(Consumer Publishing)
354,9880.29%2,168,977 USD


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