A Forbes Top 400 business professional, financial expert and former US Treasury Official, Peter Briger is also well known for his philanthropic generosity.Briger, who joined the Fortress Investment Group in 2002, currently holds the position of president and chief executive officer at the company.He has been a member of the board of directors of Fortress since 2006 and a member of the management committee since 2002.Based in San Francisco, Briger makes the most of his finance and investment expertise to administer the company’s credit fund business.Briger and his team of more than 300 specifically focus on undervalued assets and distressed credit investments.
Formerly a partner at Goldman Sachs & Company, Briger possessed more than 15 years experience in a number of leadership roles as co-head of groups that incorporate the Asian Real Estate Private Equity business, the Fixed Income Principal Investments Group, the Whole Loan Sales and Trading Business and more. Briger is also the founder of Hydromine and functions as its chief executive officer. He has extensive expertise in developing, assembling, building and configuring major mining projects.Aside from his work at Fortress, Briger contributes to several philanthropic and community activities.He is a board member of the Central Park Conservancy, which manages the park and has invested more than $600 million since its start in 1980 and the Global Fund for Children which works with groups worldwide to be of assistance to at-risk children.
Briger also is a board member of Tipping Point, the Hospital for Special Surgery and the Princeton University Investment Company.More recently, Briger made a donation which helped set up the Princeton Entrepreneurship Council (PEC) at Princeton University.The PEC works with existing campus groups to facilitate entrepreneurship by setting standards and priorities for the use of financial resources. The program, between students and the latest alumni, promotes creativity, innovation and taking risks. It also makes physical space available to entrepreneurs.A graduate of Princeton University, Briger went on to receive a Master of Business Administration from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business.