Mr. Michael J. Burwell is a Business Administration Graduate from the Michigan State University and a trained Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company from October 2, 2017. Before joining Willis Towers, Mr. Burwell served as a Global and United States Transformation Leader at Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP. Also, he served as partner and head of Pricewaterhouse Coopers Global Automotive Shareholders Value Awards. These awards recognize vehicle manufacturers, global parts suppliers, and United States retailers for total shareholders returns to the Transaction Service Group of the company. Moreover, Michael Burwell has headed a range of buy- and- sell projects for small and large private companies. He has also worked in evaluating the business structures and projections of different private equity funds. Furthermore, he has been the chairperson of the Automotive Suppliers Institute Conferences.
Mr. Michael Burwell is a popular financial adviser. He served in the business advisory services before he was elected partner and moved into the transaction business at the operation hub in Detroit. He was also named the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Operating Officer after his continuous successes in the national levels. Burwell was appointed as the Vice Chairman Global and the United States Transformation where he assisted in building and expanding the Pricewaterhouse Company’s internal shared services. He is good in managing, leading and driving results in complex and with the strong focus on clients. Beside good managerial skills, Burwell is an experienced expert in financial and transaction matters.
Burwell is a good advisor in asset management. He has initiated a client based asset management service called the AMX. He initiated AMX at Europe and currently it is offering its service at the United States where they are advising clients on over $120 in asset under client management. This advising service helps large and small-scale managers to decrease accumulation and submission procedures, which saves money and time.
Mr. Michael Burwell has been able to increase efficiency and bottom line. As the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of a professional service firm, he oversaw the elimination of $500 million in costs, without reducing staff.
Wes Edens is the Chairman and Founder of Fortress Investment Group LLC. Edens founded the company in 1998 with Randal Nardone. He has worked as the Co-CEO of Fortress Investment Group since December 2017. His duties consist of publicly traded alternative investment businesses and private equity. He has multiple roles at the firm which he has held which include: Principal, Private Equity Chief Investment Officer, and Co-Chairman.He has a history of success in business which began with his education. Edens received two Bachelor of Science degrees from Oregon State University in Finance and Business Administration. He has a vast amount of professional expertise in the credit industry, private equity finance, and Edens has held numerous management positions in corporations.
Before founding Fortress Investment Group, Wes Edens held positions in prestigious organizations in the business community. Edens worked as a Managing Director at Union Bank of Switzerland during May 1997 to May 1998. Moreover, he was a Partner and Managing Director at Lehman Brothers for over 6 years.Additionally, Wes Edens is an owner of the Milwaukee Bucks National Basketball Association (NBA) team. During 2014, the ownership group which was under the direction of Edens purchased the team for $550 million.
The Milwaukee Bucks have multiple expansion efforts underway which includes a new arena for the team. The Bucks will participate in the NBA 2k League, which will commence in May 2018. The Bucks esports team will be named Bucks Gaming. The team will have logos and apparel which are especially designed for them. Edens is regarded as a leader in the sports world. In addition to the Milwaukee Bucks, Wes Edens co-owns FlyQuest which is Proleague of Legends team with his son Ryan. The goal of the FlyQuest team is to have greater fan engagement. Edens leads the NBA esports committee.
Equities First Holdings is a lending company which has services in different parts of the globe. It was founded by a financial expert known as Al Christy. The reason he started this company was to save people from the traditional commercial banks which have tightened regulation on borrowing. It is almost impossible to get a loan from the banks without a good reputation. Equities First Holdings does not ask for much. It is an organization which is only interested in services that matter to people in business as well as people who just need financing to meet their personal obligations.
Equities First Holdings is offering loans to people who have shares in publicly traded companies. This is the collateral they need from the borrower. In modern society, stock investments are becoming a common thing and it is becoming easier for borrowers to offer their shareholding than to give assets. Equities First Holdings is trying to create a business environment that does not only favor the wealthy while abandoning others. With shareholding loans, there is hope for many people that they can get affordable loans from Equities First Holdings. EFH has offices in various locations including Melbourne in Australia where the response have been very good.
Randal Nardone is the CEO of Fortress Investment Group LLC in New York City. He attended the University of Connecticut where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in English and Biology. He also bagged a J.D from Boston University of Law.Before his appointment as CEO of Fortress in 2013, Nardone was interim CEO from December 2011 to 2013.Randal Nardone co-founded Fortress in 1998, and since then, he has been serving as a member of the Management Committee, and in 2006 he was appointed to the board of directors of the company.Nardone Who ranked 557 on Forbes magazine’s World’s Billionaires” list boast of a net worth of approximately$1.8 billion. Before Fortress was founded, Nardone served as partner and executive committee member of Thacher Proffitt & Wood law firm. He later worked at BlackRock Financial Management, Inc as a principal and proceeded after that to UBS where he served as the managing director from 1997 to 1998.
Apart from being the CEO of Fortress, Randal Nardone is also the President and Chairman of Springleaf Financial Holdings. He is also the president of Ncs 1 Llc, a Director at Eurocastle Investment Limited, a Non-Executive Director at Alea Group Holdings Bermuda Ltd And as well as a director at Florida East Coast Holdings Corp, Brookdale Senior Living Inc., and Springleaf Finance Inc.Nardone’s skills in financial analysis, investment management, and investment banking have helped him to excel in very competitive markets.He has successfully spearheaded some projects including Fortress Credit Corporation. On December 27, 2017, SoftBank Group Corporation (SBG) officially acquired Fortress Investment Group LLC for the sum of $3.3 billion.
Following the acquisition, SBG took ownership of all outstanding Fortress shares, and Nardone along with the other principals of Fortress are quite optimistic about the acquisition of their company by SoftBank.Although SoftBank purchased Fortress, the later was approved to operate as an independent business with its headquarter in New York. Randal Nardone and other principals of Fortress remain the leaders of the company as SBG plans to maintain the leadership, culture, brand, model, and personnel of the company. Employees at Fortress Investment Group has over the years said a lot of things about the CEO of the company. 92% of the reviews by employees approved of the CEO, and 69% said they would recommend the company to a friend. Many of the employees are happy to be working with a successful global brand like Fortress under the leadership of Mr. Nardone and other executives.