Wesley R. Edens is a Principal, Founder and Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Fortress Investment Group LLC. Fortress was founded in 1998 and is a $62 billion alternative asset management company with headquarters in New York and offices around the world. Mr. Edens is responsible for Fortress’s private equity business, which primarily invests in transportation and infrastructure, real estate, health care, financial services and media.
Prior to founding Fortress, Mr. Edens was a partner and managing director of BlackRock Financial Management Inc., where he headed BlackRock Asset Investors, a private equity fund. In addition, Mr. Edens was formerly a partner and managing director of Lehman Brothers.
Mr. Edens received a B.S. in Finance from Oregon State University.
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Team will play at new 3,500-seat arena to be developed in downtown OshkoshFeb 8th, 2017 by Milwaukee Bucks
Robinson will oversee the development and implementation of programs that support the professional and personal growth of players.Aug 15th, 2016 by Milwaukee Bucks
Oscar Robertson, Jabari Parker, Bucks owners and elected officials all scheduled to attendJun 8th, 2016 by Milwaukee Bucks
Mayor Tom Barrett and President Michael Murphy Meet with Nationstar Mortgage to Discuss Second Wave of Foreclosure CrisisApr 1st, 2015 by Common Ground Southeastern Wisconsin
Bucks Hire Global and Local Architectural Firms to Begin Design of Wisconsin Sports and Entertainment Center
“Wisconsin deserves a world-class sports and entertainment destination that embraces Milwaukee’s architecture and incorporates innovative elements from across the globe.”Feb 25th, 2015 by Milwaukee Bucks
Courtside Active Scholars Program recognizes MPS Students who excel in school and sportsFeb 11th, 2015 by Milwaukee Bucks
Milwaukee Bucks to Collaborate with Marquette University on World-Class, Multi-Purpose Sports Medicine and Research Facility
Today, the owners of the Milwaukee Bucks have announced their intention to collaborate with Marquette University on a sports medicine and health and wellness initiative.Jan 29th, 2015 by Milwaukee Bucks
Why Would the State Give $220 Million to Someone Whose Company is Destroying Milwaukee Neighborhoods?
Common Ground shines a light on Wesley Edens’ crumbling foreclosuresJan 29th, 2015 by Common Ground Southeastern Wisconsin
His “$100 million gift” to Greater Milwaukee Foundation will gain him huge tax break for supporting new NBA arena.Dec 18th, 2014 by Bruce Murphy
MMAC organized event to sell NBA arena, but speakers from Cleveland, Denver and OKC said Millenials want transit, too.Jul 18th, 2014 by Jeramey Jannene
Leaders of Wisconsin Center and the Bradley Center consider key changes for downtown facilities.May 15th, 2014 by Michael Horne
“Commissioner Silver has taken strong and swift action to address Mr. Sterling’s offensive comments, which run counter to the principles of equality and diversity that define the NBA today. There is no place for racism and hatred in sports – or in our society.”May 1st, 2014 by Press Release
Group serves notice: any plan for new arena must include $200 million for children's playgrounds and athletic fields.Apr 29th, 2014 by Brendan O’Brien
Supervisor David Bowen released the following statement regarding Herb Kohl's generosity to the communityApr 17th, 2014 by State Rep. David Bowen
Milwaukee Bucks President and Owner Herb Kohl Introduces New Team Ownership and Announces $100 Million Gift for Arena
Herb Kohl, Milwaukee Bucks President and Owner, today announced that he has entered into a signed purchase agreement to transfer ownership of the Bucks to Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry.Apr 16th, 2014 by Press Release