Wes Edens is a visionary entrepreneur and owns or co-owns several prominent companies in various fields such as transport, finance, and sports. He is the co-founder Fortress Investment Group which he currently serves as one of its CEOs with the other two partners. He also heads the private equity department since he is an expert in the management of investments.
Since its birth in 1998, Fortress is an excellent firm when it comes to the oversight of invested resources. It is due to the tremendous managerial skills showcased by its founders and runners. The company’s diversified operations involve areas of investment research, oversight of operations and engaging in mergers and acquisitions deals. Fortress’ team of investment experts are also good at what they do.
Under the leadership of Wes Edens, the company has had major expansions through mergers and acquisitions. These operations have involved companies in various areas from finance to entertainment. Some of the purchases include organizations such as SoftBank Group, Canadian Company Intrawest and Penn National Gaming.
Wes Edens is responsible for spearheading the Brightline’s Smart Service- a privately owned train company. It began its operations with a line between Fort Lauderdale to Miami. After the Miami-Fort Lauderdale project, Wes Edens intends to extend the Brightline train project into other regions of the country. The next plans seem to involve Dallas, Houston, St. Louis, Atlanta and other areas within the U.S.
The train system between from Miami to Fort Lauderdale has already made transport more efficient. The system is reported to be twice as fast as using a motor vehicle, and passengers use four times less as money as needed to use road transport. With the expansion into other areas, the will save the economy a considerable percentage of resources used to develop the country’s economy.
Wes Edens is naturally attracted to sports. It causes him to spot investment opportunities in the sports arena easily. Wes is one of the partners of Milwaukee Bucks, a starring basketball team. After partnering with Nassef Sawiris, an African entrepreneur, Wes bought a huge part of England’s Aston Villa Football Club. The partners own more than half of the club in shares.