Peter Briger: How He Ended Up with the Fortress Investment Group

Peter Briger, a native of San Francisco, California, is currently working with the Fortress Investment Group as one of the firm’s principals. He was also given the task to become the co-chairman of the company’s board of directors, and he would always call up a meeting whenever an important company decision is decided upon. Peter Briger has been in the industry for decades, and he is considered as an experienced businessman and entrepreneur who were seconded by Forbes by putting him in the top 400 entrepreneurs list in the United States. Aside from his role as a high-ranking official with the Fortress Investment Group, he is also known for his philanthropic works, most notably for donating money to foundations and charities.

Before he became a part of the Fortress Investment Group, Peter Briger was a hard-working student attending Princeton University. He took up a B.A. degree and decided to continue studying to get his master’s degree. He had to travel from the West Coast to the East Coast to go to school, as he selected the prestigious Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, where he will be studying for his M.B.A. After he earned his second degree, he decided to look for a job and initially worked with Goldman Sachs and Co.

He found his way to the Fortress Investment Group in 2002, four years after it was established. He joined the group knowing that there is a lot of opportunities waiting for him at the firm, and he has a bigger chance of being promoted because the company is smaller in size. In 2006, he received his first promotion as he was tasked by the founder to become one of the members of the company’s board of directors. He held the position as the co-chairman in 2009 after he was elected. His responsibility with the company also became more extensive, as he is now tasked to oversee 300 individuals and report on their progress. Peter Briger currently specializes in the company’s credit and real estate, and he continues to be a role model for the employees working with the Fortress Investment Group.