Peter Briger is a principal and Co-Chairman of the board of directors at Fortress Investment Group. He has been with the company since March of 2002 and was elected to his current position as Co-Chairman in August of 2009. His current responsibilities include overseeing the credit and real estate divisions at Fortress, based in San Francisco.
Before joining Fortress Investment Group, Peter Briger was employed by Goldman, Sachs & Co. He became a partner and was with the company for fifteen years. His education includes earning a B.A. from Princeton University in 1986 and later, he received an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
Along with being named as one of Forbes 400 top worldwide business professionals, Peter Briger has been credited with taking Fortress public. Because of his expertise and keen business sense, he lead Fortress to becoming one of the first alternative investment companies to go public in the United States. Today they have grown to be a large, multi-billion dollar investment management company and operate on a global scale. Briger has helped to turn around distressed investments for companies in the United States as well as those in foreign markets.
Not only is Peter Briger a highly respected professional in the finance industry, he also spends time and money investing in the community. As an active philanthropist, he has invested millions in the maintenance and conservation of Central Park in New York City. He is also a board member of Caliber Schools, helping to educate and prepare students to be successful in high-ranking universities and in their future career fields.
Peter Briger is a fine example of an individual who has taken his expertise in the business world and used his knowledge to benefit his company, but has also taken the extra step to benefit the community and the people who are a part of it. As a strong supporter of alleviating poverty through education for at-risk youth, he is giving children a brighter future and making the world a better place. A Force of Innovation: Two Decades of Fortress Investment Group