Randal Nardone more than just a founder.

The Fortress Investment Group a NYSE listed company that trades as FIG currently overseeing assets worth more than seventy billion dollars was recently acquired by Softbank a Tokyo based investment bank. Fortress was founded in 1998 by three investors Wesley R. Edens, Rob Kauffman, and Randal Nardone. They came together to establish it with the dream of growing it into something that would outlive them while making returns for them and their investors in future. In 2007 Randal Nardone, 55, was listed as one of the world billionaires by Forbes Magazine this was just after the group listed for its IPO. The company has made him immensely wealthy and at the same time accorded him opportunities in business that he would only have dreamed of had he remained in UBS. Before starting Fortress, he was a managing director at UBS.

Randal Nardone had worked as a principal of BlackRock Financial Management earlier on in his career just after leaving the law firm of Thacher Proffitt & Wood where he was part of management and also a partner. He holds a J.D from the Boston University School of Law. And as such was a practicing lawyer something that has helped him navigate the legal aspects of business as well as other organizations where he is either a director or a Board member. Randal Nardone has been very instrumental in the Private Equity division of fortress investment group. This division is tasked with ensuring that there is a consistent cash flow generation from control-oriented investments. The group and this division have been especially instrumental in the Caribbean, Western Europe, and North America.

Since its acquisition by Softbank for 3.3 Billion dollars Randal has had a very positive outlook sighting the fact that the acquisition allowed fortress access to more liquidity while at the same time retaining its independence and as such being able to focus more efforts in its Asian markets where there has been great promise for growth. Randal Nardone is also the director, President, and Chairman of Springleaf Financial Holdings, LLC. This was a position he was elected to after the acquisition of AIG’s financial division by his group. The success of this acquisition has been one of the group’s highlights and reflection of the possibilities the investment group still holds. Other positions held by Randal include those at Eurocastle Investment, FIG LLC, Impac Commercial Holdings, FMA LLC, FM Falstaff Advisors, Florida, East Coast Railway, Seacastle, and at Newcastle Investment Holdings.

 

Wes Edens: Investment and Innovation Mastermind

Wes Edens is a co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks professional basketball team but is better known for his eSports involvement and innovative approach regarding a private passenger train. Edens boasts leadership roles within several companies, including Fortress Investment Group LLC and, most recently, Fortress’ brainchild, Brightline. Brightline seeks to solve traffic congestion problems that plague the freeways and highways of the United States. Brightline’s mission is to offer transportation alternatives between major cities that will offset the use of individual vehicles for trips that are of more moderate distances. At Brightline, Edens offers mentorship and wise decision-making as a Principal and Co-CEO and diligently builds trusting relationships with employees and other co-partners.

Much like Brightline, Fortress Investment Group’s employees can also proudly proclaim Edens as a colleague, mentor, and friend. Fortress Investment Group, founded in 1998, is one of the world’s largest alternative asset managers and is where Edens gained the bulk of his know-how. Not only does he manage aspects of private equity for Fortress and the up-and-coming innovation of Brightline, but Edens is also one of Fortress’ Co-chairman of the Board of Directors, Principals, and Founders. Although the firm was recently sold in January of 2018, Wes Edens plans on managing Fortress Investment Group LLC’s private equity business for an additional 5 years, where he presently works hard to ensure the efficiency of investments made in transportation, infrastructure, real estate, healthcare, media, and financial services.

Edens’ investment firm involvement did not begin with Fortress, however, as he first gained his business knowhow while earning his Bachelor of Science from Oregon State University. Additionally, Edens is well-versed in private equity funds due to his experience spearheading BlackRock Asset Investors. Wes Edens provided leadership there, while simultaneously partnering as a managing director for BlackRock Financial Management Inc., where he utilized knowledge gained while previously serving in the same role while with Lehman Brothers.

Glen Wakeman and the Five Dimensions of Performance

Glen Wakeman is a business professional with a wide range of experiences, including mergers and acquisitions, guiding startups and leading large companies. His diversity of experiences gives him a unique and original perspective on entrepreneurship and business. Throughout his decades of experience, Glen Wakeman has embodied his five key dimensions of performance: Leadership; Human Capital; Execution; Risk Management; and Governance. Follow Glen Wakeman’s profile on Twitter.

Mr. Wakeman received his BS in Economics from Scranton University in 1981, and subsequently his MBA from the University of Chicago. He started his executive career at GE Capital and, for more than twenty years, Glen Wakeman was an indispensable asset for the conglomerate. During the final stages of his tenure with GE, Mr. Wakeman was CEO of GE Money Latin America. Under his leadership, GE Money Latin America grew from a startup to a company with $12 billion in assets, $100 million in annual earnings and nearly twenty-thousand employees. Wakeman worked in six different countries and garnered experience with emerging markets in this way. Ater leaving GE, Mr. Wakeman moved to the Miami area to start his brainchild: Launchpad. Read more on affiliatedork.com.

Mr. Wakeman’s Diversity of experiences -with a focus on entrepreneurship- led him to create Launchpad. Launchpad is a platform meant to springboard entrepreneurs into success by creating a simple and workable plan of action. Launchpad is a Software as a Service -or SAAS- company. Launchpad software infuses Wakeman’s experience and expertise with the convenience of an app in the business planning stages. A labor of love, Glen Wakeman is working to help new entrepreneurs achieve the same type of success he has.

By focusing his efforts on the most important things in his life, Mr. Wakeman has paved a road to success for others to follow. The work he has done is a model for others who wish to become successful entrepreneurs.

Learn more: http://www.glenwakeman.com/in-the-press/

David Giertz Discusses Importance Of Advisers Talking Social Security With Their Clients

A few years ago, David Giertz was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal about how advisers need to speak to their clients about social security. In the brief interview, Giertz mentioned how his company conducted a survey and found out that many people have said their advisers were not discussing social security with them.

David Giertz was asked why advisers avoid the topic and he said it was a complex topic. He said the social security handbook has thousands of rules, which is a lot to comprehend. He was also asked why advisers should take a keen interest in this, and he said financial planning advisers are part of their clients’ financial planning process on moneytips.com. He went on to say that social security is an important topic to discuss because many clients want to optimize their retirement income.

About David Giertz
David Giertz is the current president of Nationwide Financial’s sales and distribution organization. Other companies he has worked at includes Citi Corp Investment Services, Financial Horizons Securities Corporation and the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York. He has also worked at Mony Securities Corp. and Skokie Federal Savings.

David Giertz has over 30 years of industry experience. Giertz also holds an Bachelor of Science degree, which he earned from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. He also holds an executive MBA from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. Furthermore, Giertz has worked with various community organizations and he is an arbitrator with the FINRA.

Giertz is expected to continue to play a crucial role in Nationwide’s ongoing growth and success.

Learn moreabout David Giertz: https://vimeo.com/davidgiertz

Richard Blair from Wealth Solutions Will Optimize Wealth Management

 Renting property through AirBNB is a quickly becoming a new source for quick money for property owners in certain areas, and may be an attractive possibility for many people, however there are risks involved with renting your property and you should be aware of all of them.

Incorporate these possible risks when thinking about renting on AirBNB: liability any injuries to renters, property damage to yours or the neighbors, theft, or illegal drug or other activities on your property. Additionally, some tenants have found ways to get out of paying completely.

There isn’t much for Insurance coverage when dealing with short-term renting such as AirBNB.

Secondary protection given via AirBNB only works if you have exhausted all of your own resources for damages!

After assessing these types of risks with renting, it is advised to still speak with a qualified insurance professional or investment manager. Richard Blair, sole owner of Wealth Solutions, Inc. can help you understand the options you have and produce advice that is tailored to your needs and situation. Blair’s Wealth Solutions has existed in capital management for 22 years and operates with over $54 million in assets.

https://www.wealthminder.com/financial-advisors/TX/bee-cave/richard-blair/326407

The company offers customized and collaborative strategies that include:

• Expert and trusted professional financial advice.
• Specifically tailored investment goals.
• Personalized asset management solutions.
• Constant 24-hour access to available investment options.
• Great account security.

Blair holds the following certifications
Certified Annuity Specialist® (CAS®)
Registered Investment Advisor (RIA)
Certified Fund Specialist® (CFS®)
Certified Estate and Trust Specialist™ (CES™)
Certified Tax Specialist™ (CTS™)
Retirement Income Certified Professional® (RICP®)
Certified Income Specialist™ (CIS™)

Richard Dwayne Blair’s involvment with wealth management and financial planning has propelled him to constantly stay educated on the most cutting edge trends, advanced technologies, and analyses offered in financial industry sector. His early years at the University of Houston showed he had a passion for educating, informing, and assisting others by optimizing their investment management. This passion has brought him into the financial sector immediately after finishing his education in University of Houston and has led him to develop Wealth Solutions 22 years ago. Wealth Solutions offers professional financial strategies and innovative solutions for investment portfolios with an ultimate goal to lower taxes, heighten benefits, deliver estate investing ideas, and creating consistent income streams.

Learn more: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/richard-blair