Finding yourself on the Forbes Top 400 Business list does not come easy, but Peter Briger sometimes makes it look that way. With over twenty years of business and professional success behind him, Briger has blazed a trail of accomplishments which can certainly be described as impressive. While presently working for Fortress Investment Group LLC, he also has a rich history behind him.
Peter Briger earned his Bachelor of Arts while attending Princeton University. He then went on to the University of Pennsylvania where he got an MBA in business administration from the Wharton School of Business. Briger remained active at Princeton University after graduation, holding a seat on the Board of Directors of the Princeton University Investment Company. Briger has also shown support for the Central Park Conservancy at Princeton.
Beginning his professional career at Goldman, Sachs & Co., Peter Briger spent 15 years developing his leadership skills and investment wisdom. He went on to become a partner in 1996, but on the way to that position he held numerous leadership roles such as co-head of the Asian Real Estate Private Equity business, the Asian Distressed Debt business, the Special Opportunities (Asia) Fund LLC, the Fixed Income Principal Investments Group, and the Whole Loan Sales and Trading business.
In his current post, Peter Briger holds the position of Principal and Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors at Fortress Investment Group. Fortress is an investment management firm which resides in New York City. Since he joined the company in 2002, Briger started the Fortress Credit business. This group of employees, numbering over 300, deals with distressed credit investments and undervalued assets.
That would be enough for most people, but not for Briger. In an attempt to give back and aid others, he is a member of Caliber Schools, which endeavors to help students on four-year educational programs pass their examinations. As if that is not enough, he also sits on the Tipping point board, which is a non-profit designed to help low-income families in San Francisco.