Peter Briger graduated from Princeton University in 1982. At the time he had really developed a keen interest in finance and was actively looking for a position in the finance industry. It is at this time that he took up a position at Goldman Sachs. It was a graduate entry level job and within the next decade or so he would work tirelessly to prove his worth to the company. In 1996 he became a partner, and it is at this point that better opportunities began emerging with the bank for him. He was able to head various committees and divisions and in so doing gained valuable experience in the management and conduct of international business.
He chaired various committees that touched on the Asian market and was at one-time chairman of the Distressed debt fund at Goldman Sachs. This position gave Peter Briger first-hand experience on how to assess the various factors that eventually to an organization being referred to as Distressed. This is a skill that has come in handy for him as he later became an advisor to the International finance corporation on distressed debt. He later worked for the special fund for Japan at a time when the Asian market was experiencing phenomenal growth before eventually leaving the bank.
Peter Briger at the time would be headhunted by The Fortress Investment Group to help them establish a Credit Sub-sector which was to be part of the group’s larger investment strategy. The private credit division is today the largest in the organization with 17 billion dollars under management. The success of this division has seen Peter Briger’s rise through the ranks to join the Board of Directors in 2006 and would later become the Co-CEO. His rise to the top of the group’s leadership was one of taking calculated risks as well as bringing in experience from his prevision line of work. Peter Briger is today considered one of the top 400 business leaders in America. He continues to work at Fortress, even with numerous other roles including the support of an entrepreneurship program at Princeton University.