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 was Co-Founder at Cinco Spirits Group LLC
He received a B. S. Finance from Oregon State University.