The world we live in is constantly evolving to bring new technologies into the equation for millions of people to enjoy. Business leader and investment specialist, Wes Edens is always looking to find new ways to evolve these new technologies for the good of the people of the world. A popular investment specialist, Edens uses his skills to bring success to the sports sector and to new renewable sources of energy and transport, including the Brightline rail service now active in Florida.
After studying for a degree in finance at the University of Oregon, Wes Edens began his financial career in the early 1980s with a role at the California Savings and Loan. Just a few years later, Edens had been promoted to a role on the board of the financial institution and would later take up the role of CEO. Following this initial business success, a number of job offers flowed in for the passionate skier who would go on to work with globally-renowned financial institutions including Merrill Lynch and Lehman Brothers. By 1998, Wes Edens was ready to strike out on his own and created the Fortress Investments group, which was sold in 2018 for $3.3 billion to Softbank. His LinkedIn Profile.
Not only is Wes Edens an expert in identifying the latest area of technological innovation for his business career, but he is respected for the success he brings to his many sporting endeavors. A recent acquisition has been the team Flyquest, which competes in the E-League using the Online video game, “League of Legends.” Technology is used in almost every aspect of the work of Wes Edens, including the development of the Brightline rail service in Florida which provides passengers with a high-speed train journey and powerful wi-fi experience. Average road journey times between Fort Lauderdale and Miami are usually stifled by traffic speeds of around 34 mph, but the Brightline service takes just 30 minutes with an average speed of 80 mph.