Peter Briger has come to be known as one of the most influential business professionals in the United States. His achievements in the financial industry have been the main contributors to this success, having come from entry-level employee to CEO and principal of a multi-billion dollars private asset management firm the Fortress Investment Group. The personal achievements of Peter Briger have also gone on to help achieve more in his public life as well. He is one of the most adherent supporters of the Princeton Entrepreneurs program. This is a program dedicated towards the advancement of entrepreneurs from the university together with anyone else as long as the group has at least one current student or former student from the university. The success of the program has already started making an impact in the university as well as out here.
Peter Briger having gone through the steps himself, he understood clearly what it takes to build a successful product or business from scratch and grow it to an industry leader. Having worked at Goldman Sachs, where there were various funds meant for the advancement of such and others meant for investments in startups the opportunities were clear to him. At Goldman Sachs, where he was a partner, his efforts had seen him rise through the ranks and come to head the Asian management committee a committee which was largely in charge of the Asian portfolio. He was also part of the leadership that oversaw the Asian special opportunities fund. This fund was dedicated towards the opportunities that seemed unique and maybe even new to the market but showed promise going forward. Having worked in such a dynamic environment, Peter Briger understood that always waiting for potential investment opportunities to prove themselves was not always the way to go. This was one of the reasons why his tenure at Fortress Investment Group has been so successful. At Fortress, he has been very instrumental in the creation of a credit fund that is geared towards the financing such new ideas and was able to raise 5 billion dollars for the same in 2015. A Force of Innovation: Two Decades of Fortress Investment Group