Wes Edens plays an indisputable role in the Fortress Investment Group as chairman and founder. Evidently, the company has survived in its field of business for solid twenty years because of dependable and competent management led by the likes of Wes Edens who is experienced and knowledgeable. On his part, he has served in various capacities in the firm which has increased his experience and therefore understands what needs to be done in most departments to improve productivity. He has majored in traded alternative investment and the private equity department where he has served as CIO and principal. From his position, Wes Edens has managed to research the market and analyze what products would do well once introduced by the Fortress Investment Group.
In that case, he masterminded the idea of the Brightline train after establishing that there was a gap that needed to be bridged for commuters. The main reason for investing in the train business was to cater for the needs of travelers who drove to long distances, while other took flights to shorts destinations due to lack of an alternative investment. In that case, with the train passing right through the city it is likely to solve an existing problem that no one else has dared to handle. Individually, Wes Edens has done great for himself as he is set to invest in the Aston Villa football alongside his partner Nassef Sawiris. The two got into an agreement to direct certain funds towards the club and own more than half of the shares of the club which is equivalent to 30 million pounds.
The fact that he can afford such a fortune is evidence that he is a hard worker and only injects his money in promising deals and with reliable individuals. Their sole purpose of investing in that English football club is to assist it to get back on its feet considering that it is a source of livelihood to many. In that case, Wes Edens is determined to see others flourish even if it is at his expense though he has shares in the club. By having his own investments other than working at Fortress Investment Group, it means that he is devoted to his work and the company benefits from his presence. His innovativeness and optimism are one to be admired especially with the train business idea which is bound to flourish faster than any other investment the company has ever had.