People: Brookdale Senior Living Inc (BKD)
23 May 2013
Mr. Wesley Robert Edens is Director of Brookdale Senior Living Inc. He resigned as Chairman of the Board of the Company, effective June 29, 2012. Mr. Edens is a principal and has been Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Fortress Investment Group LLC (“Fortress”) since August 2009. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of Fortress since November 2006 and has been a member of the Management Committee of Fortress since co-founding Fortress in 1998. Mr. Edens is responsible for Fortress’ private equity and publicly traded alternative investment businesses. Prior to co-founding Fortress in 1998, Mr. Edens was a partner and managing director of BlackRock Financial Management Inc., where he headed BlackRock Asset Investors, a private equity fund. In addition, Mr. Edens was formerly a partner and managing director of Lehman Brothers. Mr. Edens is chairman of the board of directors of each of Aircastle Limited, GateHouse Media, Inc., Newcastle Investment Corp. and RailAmerica Inc. and is a director of each of GAGFAH S.A., Penn National Gaming Inc., Springleaf Finance Corporation, Springleaf Finance Inc. and Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc. Mr. Edens was Chief Executive Officer of Global Signal Inc. from February 2004 to April 2006 and chairman of its board of directors from October 2002 to January 2007. He also previously served on the boards of the following publicly traded company and registered investment companies: Crown Castle Investment Corp.; Eurocastle Investment Limited; Fortress Brookdale Investment Fund LLC; Fortress Pinnacle Investment Fund; Fortress Investment Trust II; and RIC Coinvestment Fund LP.
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