Wesley Robert Edens, as known as Wes Edens is a businessman, investor a chairman, and a board member of different organizations including Nationstar Mortgage Holdings and Springleaf Holdings. Wes Eden attended Oregon State University graduating in 1984 with a bachelor of finance and business administration. He then ventured into the field of business and economics as a consultant in the advisory board, marketing, and branding. More about of Wes Edens at Bloomberg.
Career and Achievements
Wes Edens started as a managing director in Lehman brothers in 1987 where he later left and joined BlackRock. He later cofounded different companies including Milwaukee Bucks and own basketball team. Since 1999, he has led different financial and marketing companies as a chairman and a board member. The holding of different positions in various organizations has made Wesley acquire adequate knowledge that has kept him in the business industry for over twenty years.
Some of the companies include Drive Shack Inc. chairman since 2002, Mapeley Limited, chairman since 2004; Florida East Coast Holdings Corp., chairman and a board member since 2008; Springleaf Finance Corporation, chairman of the board since 2010; and New Media Investment Group Inc., chairman of the board of directors since 2013. His exerience in executing his leadership roles in various companies has resulted in success in most positions he holds at any firm.
Wes Edens also associates with other companies as a consultant, shareholder, and board member or as a co-owner which include Global Signal, Drive Shack Inc., and Eurocastle Investment Limited. His investments involve different sectors including the media, healthcare, infrastructure, finance, and the transport industry. He has, up to date, invested in over fifty companies including private and public organizations.
Personal Life of Wes Edens and Other Ventures
Wes Eden got married to Lynn with four children where the younger daughter, called Mallory, remains recognized as a basketball team representative. Wesley loves horse jumping during his leisure time and also mountain climbing. He also possesses the league of legends team FlyQyest and also bought large shares in the English Championship club, Aston Villa, hence becoming the largest shareholder in the club. He also involves in charitable organizations, making donations and impacting life by helping the less advantaged individuals in the community.