Top Business Professionals: Wes Edens

Wesley Robert also known as Wes Edens serves as the principal and co-chairman of Fortress Credit Corporation and is also the co-founder of the company. He holds a degree in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Oregon. Wesley is an expert in the field of management, private equity finance, and excellent credit. For a long time, he has served as a Director and Officer in public companies thus possessing extensive experience in that field. Before joining Fortress in 1998, Wes Edens worked as the managing director at a bank in Switzerland between 1997 and 1998, worked as a managing director and a partner at BlackRock financial management from 1993 to 1997, partnered with Lehman Brothers and also worked as a managing director of the same from 1987-1993.

From the time Wes Edens joined Fortress in 1998, he served as its CEO up to 2003, has been the principal, Chief Investment Officer, Head and President of its private equity. He is in charge of Public Trade alternative investments and the private equity businesses. Employees who work at Fortress consider it to be a right place where one gets to learn about management of finances and a right place where interns get an opportunity to learn quickly from a group of top investment professionals. Wes Edens has actively involved himself in eSports where he is a co-owner of Bucks team. Not long ago, together with Fortress Investment Wesley launched FlyQuest an eSport brand which is a team of professionals who compete in online games.

Formerly, FlyQuest was a sister squad to the cloud9 challenger but was sold off to Wesley Eden because the laws of the League Championship Series does not allow multiple teams from the same organization to compete for the same League. The team being under a different organization will now be competing for the North America League where it is expected to utilize the expertise of Wesely Eden in business and eSports to establish sponsorships and partnerships with the aim of attaining competitive performance. According to BizJournals Wesely Eden’s home take off pay amounts to $54.4 million per annum. Bucks co-owner Wes Edens open to hiring woman as head coach

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