Mr. Wesley R. Edens is a Co-Chairman at Aston Villa Football Club Ltd., a Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at New Fortress Energy Inc., a Chairman at Springleaf Finance, Inc., a Chairman at Drive Shack, Inc., a Co-Chairman at The Fortress, 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 & Co-Chief Executive Officer 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 Chief Executive Officer at NFE Financial Holdings LLC. He is on the Board of Directors at Fortress Investment Group LLC, Aston Villa FC Ltd., Aston Villa Ltd., GLP Capital LP, Mapeley Ltd., NSWE Sports Ltd., NSWE UK Ltd. and US Ski & Snowboard Team Foundation. 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.