Investing in career and philanthropy- the life of Peter Briger
A B.A. from the Princeton University M.B.A. from Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania are the academic credentials that would propel Peter Briger to one of the most exclusive lists on the Forbes Magazine. Peter Briger is a renowned business leader who has held various positions in some of the most influential organizations in the country. He began his career at Goldman Sachs after leaving Princeton in 1986. At Goldman Sachs, his career would lead him to some of the most exclusive areas in business and in the process gaining experience that today continues to guide his business and investment decisions. He would make partner in 1996 and move to establish Goldman’s Special Situations Group. This was a group tasked with making huge trades and investments on behalf of the bank in other the United States as well as abroad. The special group is credited with being one of the highest income earns for the organizations the years following its founding and more
It can be remembered that even one of its Co-founders resigned alleging that his seventy-million-dollar paycheck was not commensurate to what the group was brought in to the organization. Peter Briger left in 2002 to join Fortress Investment Group, at the time Fortress was showing signs of being more aggressive in investing and thus offered him a platform to further grow his career. In the years following the 65-billion-dollar investment behemoth would grow by leaps and bounds. Peter Briger would become one of the most influential individuals driving this growth. He was elected to the board of directors in 2006 only four years after joining the management team. His passion, drive and ambition would see him Co-Chair the board in 2009. This was a defining period for Fortress Investment Group as it had just listed in 2007. He was eager to drive its growth and he was able to use his position as Co-Chairman as well as President, Principal, and Head of Credit and Real Estate Business in the group. This saw revenues grow and soon he was chosen Co-CEO adding to the already many titles in the organization. Under his leadership, Fortress Investment Group has continued to experience growth as Peter Briger continues to believe in the need to achieve business excellence. He is also committed to community initiatives and as such is a member of a number of organizations especially geared towards child welfare.