Peter Briger has had a very successful career in finance. He graduated in 1986 from Princeton and immediately joined the banking industry. In the fifteen years, he worked for Goldman Sachs not only did he become a partner at the institution, but also held a number of senior roles that would put his leadership skills to the test. He has grown to become a formidable business leader and philanthropist. The father of two has went for his MBA at the prestigious Wharton School of business, after which he went back to Goldman Sachs. At this time, he was able to join a number of committees as well as lead a number of specialized funds within the bank.
These committees would expose him in the international way of doing business, especially in the Asian market. He Sat on the Japan Executive Committee, which was responsible for identifying, evaluating and making decisions on investments within the Japanese market. This was an important position as it gave him an opportunity to network within the Japanese market. Peter Briger would subsequently sit on the Asian Management Committee, whose role was similar to his last only focusing on the entire continent with a particular interest in select markets that were showing signs of pending breakout. One of the other committees he sat on was the Global control & compliance committee. This position entailed enforcement of regulations within the markets outside of the United States.
This would safeguard the bank from any violations in those countries and avoid getting fined. When Peter Briger moved to the Fortress Investment Group, he would rise through the ranks quickly and with rank came responsibility. He joined them in 2002 when the company was only managing 3 billion dollars as compared to today’s 40 plus billion dollars. Fortress investment went public in 2007; Peter Briger would be one of the partners who helped make the Initial Public Offering a success. The role he played during this period would prepare him to become the Co-Chairman of the Board of directors a position he holds today. He is also the principal in charge of the Credit division whose headquarters are in San Francisco.