Peter Briger’s “Fortress” of Business

Peter Briger began his career with a fifteen-year tenure at Goldman Sachs & Co, eventually making partner in 1996. He graduated from Princeton with a Bachelor of Arts and he received his Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of Business in the University of Pennsylvania. Since he became a part of Fortress in 2002, Peter Briger developed and has supervised a Fortress credit team of over 300 professionals. Peter Briger also holds a position as principal and co-chairman of the board of directors for Fortress Investment Group LLC and he has a place on the board of directors of the Princeton University Investment Company.

Ever since its conception in 1998, Fortress has made its mark on the investment world at large from its beginning as a private equity firm. As a diverse international firm commanding more than $43 billion in assets for investors and its three principals are Randal Nardone and Wes Edens, who are two of the company’s founders, and Peter Briger. Fortress’ main areas where they have experience are: asset-based investing, operations management, corporate mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, sector-specific knowledge of companies and institutions.

When it comes to asset-based investments, Fortress has been well-verses in setting prices, owning, financing and maintaining assets. Where operations management is concerned, Fortress makes certain the best value is pulled from its most complex investments by way of special tools used. It gives its portfolios the best possible assessments through operations, structure and strategy.

With more than twenty years of experience behind them, Fortress has set itself apart from other investment management firms through its knowledge that handles mergers and acquisitions with the best of care. The staff has done well to build strong business connections with board members, stakeholders and management.

Fortress’ expertise has led them to be particularly professional with protecting finances through debt and equity markets. Also, their deep experience with maintaining portfolios and portfolio companies has provided them with a massive amount of knowledge on a multitude of industries. A Force of Innovation: Two Decades of Fortress Investment Group

Rocketship Education Fights To Keep Its Strong Reputation

The popular charter school system, Rocketship Education is one of the top performing educational institutions in the U.S. with a reputation for developing strong links to the local community. The development of powerful community links is part of the ongoing process of building a school community with teachers spending part of their time visiting the homes of students to aid in their understanding of each child. Rocketship Education is quite rightly proud of the sense of community the charter school has developed over the years and does not wish to have its good work damaged by unfair criticism.

An article published by NPR was written by the head blogger, Anya Kamenetz and ruffled feathers at Rocketship Education for its unbalanced and unfair treatment of the charter school and this entire education sector. Rocketship Education’s community came together to lead the fight against an article it believes offered a completely unfair view of the work being done to provide a better education for all students. CEO Preston Smith and fellow founder John Danner set up their charter school to make sure all students from low-income areas of their home city of San Jose had the opportunity to live the “American Dream.”

Preston Smith took particular exception to the use of the term, “company” when Kamenetz referred to Rocketship Education because this gave the view the organization was profit making. The charter school system works as a non-profit group and places back the profits to improve the student environment and help expand the group across the U.S. Now operating in 13 states, Smith believes the assumption Rocketship Education makes a profit is not one that should be made because of an article published by NPR. The 3,800-words article is one of many members of the charter school sector have taken umbrage with over a lack of balance and research. By not researching how Rocketship Education facilities compare to local schools, the founders of Rocketship Education believe their work is being undermined by members of the media who do not agree with the development of charter schools as a whole.

Investment Firms Look To GoBuyside For The “Best of the Best” Job Candidates

Investment companies and private equity firms are increasingly relying on the services offered at GoBuyside. The firm specializes in the recruitment of top level financial professionals to fill job openings in their clients’ companies. Mr. Arjun Kapur founded the company in 2011. It has quickly grown to be an industry leader in the United States. The company operates out of New York City. Follow GoBuyside on Instagram.

Financial management executives and human resource managers are not always able to locate on their own the pool of talent that exists in the industry. In many cases, they require a professional that possesses the knowledge and experience in a specialized skill or set of skills. The services that are provided by GoBuyside are taking that burden off of the employer. The executive search firm does so in what can be the most cost effective alternative. When a company seeks the services of a specialized executive recruitment firm, they can be confident that the search will produce only the most qualified candidates for the job. GoBuyside has a staff of experienced recruiters who will locate the top tier of investment management candidates that best match the client’s corporate structure and strategic goals. Follow GoBuyside on

One of the challenges of finding the top investment managers is that they are frequently recruited by other non-investment industries. These companies outside of the investment industry sector are targeting executives and further draining the already limited supply of the top performers. There are a handful of executive search firms that specialize in investment management. GoBuyside must stand out in its efforts to attract the caliber of candidates that their clients are seeking. The company that chooses to use a generalized search firm is limiting its search even further.

GoBuyside has built a reputation for itself in the ever changing investment industry. They, as well others in the industry, face the same challenges in a highly competitive arena. The company is experiencing a high level of positive results for their clients that affirms the skills and talent of Mr. Kapur and his team.