With twenty years of existence, Fortress Investment Group has been a trendsetter in the investment field. Much of its success traces back to Peter Briger, the President and the Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors at Fortress Investment Group. Sitting at position 317 in the latest Forbes Billionaire list, he is a figure to be envied and emulated and thus making him a successful leader at Fortress Investment Group.
Peter Briger is currently the President and Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors at Fortress Investment group. Having joined Fortress Investment Group in 2002, his service for the company is clear as daylight. His leadership skills have seen him raise the real estate and credit fund divisions of the company to greater heights. In his tenure as Co-Chairman, Peter Briger is responsible for taking Fortress Investment Group public, making it the first large-scale private equity firm to ever go public.
Before joining Fortress Investment Group, Peter Briger had gained experience and expertise, having been in various operational and managerial positions in Goldman’s Sachs, an investment banking company. This was shortly after acquiring a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Princeton University in New Jersey followed by an MBA from Wharton School of Business (Business school of the University of Pennsylvania).
Due to his strong will and partnering skill, Peter Briger has fast become the face of Fortress Investment Group. In fact, most employees at Fortress view the company as Peter’s business. His personality dominates the divisions that he leads, making him a valuable asset to the company. Away from his career, Briger is a huge supporter of philanthropic causes. He is an active member of The Council on Foreign Relations, Global Fund for Children by the renowned Silicon Valley Council and the Grace Wilsey Foundation.
Being an alumnus of the Princeton University, Briger supports the Princeton Entrepreneurship through a pilot funding program. This program is meant to help young university alumni entrepreneurs to establish their startup companies. In the spirit of Princeton University’s mission to provide a liberal arts education, Briger, and two other fellow alumni have dedicated funds to help the Princeton community to develop creative and innovative minds that will transform creative ideas to real business opportunities.
In this dynamic field of business, Briger is a notable Bitcoin enthusiast. In the winter of 2013, Wells Fargo and Fortress executives met with the aim of creating a regulated Bitcoin exchange for the nation. Unfortunately, these plans later fell apart. Briger, though, believes that the slow development of interest by Fortress has provided a window through which Wall Street has gotten comfortable with the Bitcoin technology.
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