What does it take to be named among the top 400 business professionals in America? That is the question we will be trying to answer by looking at the incredible life of Peter Briger one of the few listed in this exclusive list. Peter Briger is the current Co -CEO of Fortress a sixty-five billion investment vehicle with investments spread all over the world. He began his journey to where he is today by attending Princeton University. Princeton is known for having very strong business-oriented classes and constantly encourages all its students to try and venture into entrepreneurship. He would be part of the class of ’86 graduating with a B.A. Having achieved this; he found a job with Goldman Sachs where he launched his career. He would remain at Goldman Sachs for fifteen years, and during this time he would go on to achieve a lot both career-wise and in terms of experience. He made partner in 1996 and the following year together with others co-founded Goldman’s Special Situations Group.
This group would come to be highly regarded as it is believed to have been among the biggest contributors of revenue to Goldman over the last ten or more years. It came to be known more when Mark McGoldrick, one of the Co-founders left in 2007 citing his $70 million paycheck as merge compared to the income they were bringing in for Goldman Sachs. Peter Briger was able to join various international committees during his years here, most notably the Global Control and Compliance Committee and Asian Management Committee. This was in addition to the other positions he held at Goldman the included Co-Head of Asian Distressed Debt business, Co-Head of Whole Loan Sales and Trading business, Co-Head of Fixed Income Principal Investments Group, and Co-Head of Asian Real Estate Private Equity business.
These positions required passion as well as dedication something that Peter Bridger is full of. It was not long before Fortress noticed these attributes and he went on to join them in 2002. At Fortress, his roles would quickly evolve soon been elected as Head of Credit and Real Estate Business. This would later see him move to the inner leadership circle when he was elected to be part of the board of directors. In 2009 Peter Briger would be elected Co-Chairman of the board. This was a test that would prove his leadership skills, and it was only natural for him to become Co-CEO in 2017.