Peter Briger is among the major contributors of the rise of the Fortress Investment Group. He became a member of the fortress management committee in 2002 when he joined the company. After serving in the committee for a while, he was elected as the co-chairman in 2009. It was in 2016 when Briger took his career to the next level and was chosen to become a member of the Fortress board of directors and has served the organization in that role ever since. So, where did all these successes come from? Peter Briger is a graduate of Princeton University. He also attended University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business where he attained his MBA. His time at the university has seen become one of the prominent people in the business world.
Before joining Fortress, Peter Briger had worked as a partner at Goldman Sachs where he was tasked with overseeing the operations of the business and his ideas impacted in the expansion to new frontiers. Peter Briger also served in some committees like the Global Control and Compliance Committee and Asian Management Committee. Despite Peter’s duties and tight schedule, he acted as a co-head of the firm’s Fixed Income Principal Investments Group and Whole Loan Sales and Trading business. Needless to say, he did a tremendous job.
Briger’s expertise and experience in asset management also enabled him to help in managing different institutions including the Asian Distressed Debt business, and the Goldman Sachs Special Opportunities (Asia) Fund. He was tasked with making sure that various departments were operating at the highest level and all activities were well scrutinized.
Despite having such a high profile and being so successful, Briger has a life outside his career, and he is well known for his efforts in poverty alleviation, transforming lives, education and helping children in different aspects. To prove how much, he cares about children Peter is in the Silicon Valley Leadership Council for the Global Fund for Children. According to Peter, everyone has a role to play in the society and that has been the main driver of his endless desire to give back to the community.