Wes Edens is an accomplished private equity investor, businessman, and sports team owner. Edens is the owner of the League of Legends. Wes Edens is also a co-owner of Milwaukee Bucks. Wesley is one of the founders of Fortress Investment Group LLC. Edens has served at Fortress as a Co-chairman, Principle, Head of Private Equity, and Chief Investment Officer. Wes Edens served at Fortress from 1998 to 2003 as the company’s Chief Executive Officer.Wes is a highly experienced individual who has served in numerous other reputable companies. For instance, from 2002 to 2007, he served at Newcastle Investment Holdings LLC as the CEO. Wes Edens also joined Eurocastle Investment Ltd where he served as the Chief Executive Officer. His other notable career accomplishment is serving at Global Signal Inc. as the President.
Wes Edens also was the CEO of other international companies such as Impac Commercial Holdings, Inc. and Capstead Mortgage Corp. Wes is an alumnus of Oregon State University where he pursued Business Administration and Finance. Edens also has gained extensive experience as a director of multinational companies. Wes is an expert in private equity management and finance. Currently, he is a chairman of numerous companies such as Florida East Coast Holdings Corp, Drive Shack Inc., New Media Investment Group Inc., Mapeley Limited, and Springleaf Finance, Inc.In 1984, Edens graduated from Oregon State University and got his first job at Lehman Brother in 1987.
At Lehman Brothers, he served between 1987 and 1993. Later on, he joined BlackRock Asset Investors as a managing director. Edens is popularly known for his recent $550 million purchase of Bucks where he partnered with Marc Lasry. The two planned to construct a new arena for the basketball team. In 2006, Wes led the acquisition of Center Home Equity Company, LLC by Fortress in 2006 for $575 million. Wesley is a family man who is married to Lynn. The two have four adorable children. His youngest daughter is Mallory. Despite his busy career schedule, Wes creates time to enjoy with his family and hobbies. Some of his hobbies include mountain climbing and horse jumping.