WES EDENS – NOT ONLY A BUSINESS AND FINANCE MAN BUT A SPORTSMAN

One of the founders of Fortress Investment Group, Wesley Edens is the head and the company’s private equity chief investment officer. He works in investing in media, financial services, healthcare, infrastructure, and transportation services for various organizations.

He has multiple company positions that include: the Chief executive officer assistant, chairman of private equity and others. Before being in the Fortress Investment Group, he was involved in the BlackRock Financial Management Inc. He was also the managing director at the Lehman Brothers.

The Fortress Investment Group once bought the subprime lender Springfield Financial Services. This was under Wes Edens management.

The firm went on to buy Center Home Equity Company, LLC and Nationstar Mortgage. Besides all the work of companies, he is a sports fanatic. He is one of the members who purchased a basketball team in the United States of America.

It goes by the name of Milwaukee Bucks. They bought it for $550 million. He said that he would build a new arena for the team. This was when he talked to Herb Kohl. He studied at Oregon State University.


Wes Edens studied finance and business administration. He finished his studies in 1984 when he received his bachelor’s degree in Finance and Business Administration.

Under his management, the Fortress Investment Group developed on transportation and infrastructure projects. In 2014, he founded New Fortress Energy. It works on developing clean and renewable energy.

They introduced a liquefied natural gas plant in Miami. Wes Edens enabled the partnership with Jamaica to build the first liquefied natural gas terminal. This was delivered in three power plants in the country.

Wes Edens activated the Brightline that operated on passenger rail system in the United States of America. It connected Miami to Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, and Orlando.

Wes Edens’ family together with him introduced The Edens Family Fund for Climate Change Research at Princeton University.

Wes Edens also assisted in chairing the Brown School of Public Health Advisory Council. He has worked through his days to become a great man. Many countries and many people know him for his efforts that he makes.

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OSI Industries a Leading Global Supplier of Meat Products

OSI Industries is a privately held food processing corporation that was founded by a German immigrant Otto Kolschowsky in 1909. The international company headquarters is based in Chicago Illinois and for over a century now has grown to be a leading meat processing firm. OSI today boasts of tremendous growth in its operations and has a presence in over 17 countries, provides employment to more than 20,000 people and operates more than 65 facilities globally. OSI specializes in the production of value-added protein products such as sausages, Pizzas, and hamburgers among others. The firm’s products are packaged and sold to leading retail and food services companies such as supermarkets and restaurants.

OSI Industries has continued to show tremendous growth with a broader range of products coming under its banner such as non-meat products. The people behind OSI success are the firm’s Chairman and CEO Sheldon Lavin and David McDonald who serves as the firm’s President. The two are the brains behind OSI recent new acquisitions and expansion plans both locally and internationally.

OSI industries as part of its local expansion strategy recently acquired Tyson Food Plants at a tune of 7.4 million dollars. Tyson Food was about to close its operation as a result of it going bankrupt. The closure of the plant would lead to massive loss among the local community as the plant provided employment to more than 500 people. OSI Group rescued the closure through the acquisition of the firm and promised to retain the majority of the workers. The purchase was significant to OSI as the 200,000 square foot facility proximity was close to the other Chicago facilities. In a statement after the acquisition OSI North America senior executive vice president Kevin Scott said the facility would help enhance the firm’s capabilities of meeting the rapidly growing needs of OSI customers. Scott added that the firm is excited to have purchased the facility as it will help expand OSI manufacturing network.

Besides Tyson Food Plant acquisition OSI Industries has also made several other international acquisitions which include the Dutch-based Baho Foods. The purchase of Baho Food is meant to open the OSI market in Europe.

Their LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/company/osi-industries