The Fortress Investments and Milwaukee Bucks owner Wes Edens has never shied away from making the tough decisions in his career. Whether he is taking the decision to expand the only private passenger rail service in the U.S., Brightline to Chicago from its South Florida home or hire a new GM for the Milwaukee Bucks, Edens is willing to dive in.
The success of his Fortress Investments company shows Edens is willing to develop his business career in many different directions and in a successful way. Fortress Investments manages assets and capital for over 1,500 corporations and private individuals with a total level of assets managed valued at over $41.4 billion. What sets Wes Edens apart from his fellow investors is his willingness to work with experts in every field he enters to ensure every aspect of the process is completed in a successful way. More about of Wes Edens at Crunchbase.
A good example of the lengths Edens is willing to go to comes from his time as the co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks when he was looking for a new General Manager. The appointment of Jon Horst as the General Manager came after an exhaustive search which included the employment of an executive recruitment specialist to explore the many options open to the NBA franchise for their next GM. Horst was identified as the ideal candidate despite others believing existing members of the franchise were equally well positioned to take over the role.
Wes Edens has yet to make any move on the investment or sporting market without examining each decision in great detail. In the Summer of 2018, the Milwaukee Bucks opened their purpose-built arena, Fiserv Forum to much fanfare but Edens had already moved on to his next project. The purchase of Aston Villa Football Club in the U.K. comes at a time when Wes Edens is looking to expand his sporting portfolio and lead the former European Champions back to the Premier League after their 2016 relegation.