Gareth Henry is a jolly, knowledgeable, self-professed math geek hailing from the UK who has a love for helping other people safely grow their wealth. His alma mater is the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, which is actually one of the world’s most preeminent mathematics schools. In Edinburgh, Gareth learned just how the actuarial models used in the insurance and finance industries work. Yet instead of purely working from a theoretical perspective for the sake of learning, Gareth learned these complex models so that he would have a complete top-to-bottom understanding of capital markets and the mathematical models upon which they are based. For if one learns these complex foundations, they are much more comfortable with handling large sums of money and in turn, are able to grow wealth much better than others.
Gareth Henry’s confidence in actuarial models and flexibility to work at various global firms helped him to finally achieve the role of Global Head of Investor Relations at Fortress Capital: a billion-dollar firm which has offices in London, New York, and beyond. Gareth has so far worked in various financial organizations like Philadelphia’s SEI, London’s Watson Wyatt, and London’s Schroders to name a few.
The specialty knowledge in terms of financial products which Gareth holds include the likes of private credit, hedge funds, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, and fixed income. “I believe that I can’t truly serve you as my client unless I have a complete understanding of your needs, as well as the needs of the organization I’m working to help grow”, Gareth Henry says. “With that in mind, I make a minimum of 8-10 calls to clients per day, plus at least two face-to-face client meetings.” Gareth Henry also specializes in Mezzanine loans, Senior Loans, Distressed Credit, and various other types of Capital Appreciation strategies.
Wes Edens is the co-founder and Chief Investment Officer of Fortress Investment Group. The group is involved in investing in numerous industries that include mass media, finance, public healthcare, property management, infrastructural developments, and the transport industry. Additionally, he serves as the firm’s co-chief executive officer, deputy chairman, private equity lead officer, private equity president, and chief investment officer of private equity.
Before his involvement with the Fortress Group, Wesley identified himself with the BlackRock Financial management firm as a partner, also serving as the organization’s director. He has held previous posts at Lehman brothers as the managing director. The Wall Street Journal recognized his input in the firm’s acquisition of Springfield Financial Services, bequeathing Eden the title of “New King of Subprime Lending.” The new firm formerly known as AIG’s America General Finance had a total asset value of $3.5 billion by the end of 2015. More about of Wes Edens at Crunchbase.
On the behest of Wes Edens, Fortress obtained further sublime lenders in the mortgage industry, namely Centex Home Equity company. Currently, the mortgage firm goes by the name Nationstar Mortgage and is under the chairmanship of Eden. The entrepreneur marries his passion for finance with that of sports, as evidenced by his firm’s purchase of the Milwaukee bucks for a figure of $550 million. In the purchase negotiations, Wes Edens gave his word to the former owners to build a new stadium for the sports team and also to retain the Wisconsin locality.
Fortress Company’s diverse interest in the energy infrastructure revolves around the financing and providing quick solutions that give dependable power and sustains the environment. Under the guidance of Wes Edens, the firm has set out to provide clean, inexpensive and sustainable energy. The firm takes a cautious approach to merge its growth interests to the improvement of the quality of life.
While clean fuels exist in specific areas of the globe, harsh terrain is a challenge to firms endeavoring to provide the alternative resource. Fortress has a unique approach to solving critical hurdles that present hindrances to sources of renewable energy. The company employs an end to end approach to project development, funding the entire project without external borrowing. Wesley Eden’s firm engages expatriates in the energy industry while at the same time retaining an established logistic channel.
Combining his innate entrepreneurial skills with his business acumen, Matthew Fleeger became a stalwart in the oil and gas and waste management industries. However, before immersing himself in his trade, Fleeger first had to gain a comprehensive understanding of the dynamics of his field. While attending Southern Methodist University, Fleeger developed a deep-seated interest in finance and marketing. As a result, Fleeger went on to cultivate his prowess as a businessman. After earning a degree in business, Fleeger was equipped for the entrepreneurial realm. In the hopes of excelling in his industry, Fleeger vowed to spend eight years grasping the intricacies of his domain.
Transitioning from job to job, Fleeger earned ample experience before pursuing his own exploits. In 1993, Fleeger reached the pinnacle of his career when he founded MedSolutions, a company specializing in the disposal, treatment, and management of waste. As Fleeger shaped the company, his eminence blossomed. MedSolutions became such a standout in the waste management industry that the company came to be known as a regional leader in healthcare waste management. Over the next 14 years, Fleeger guided MedSolutions to industry success while creating a new pattern of excellence in his sphere.
Come 2007, Fleeger was met with a turning point in his career. Stericycle, a similar waste management company, approached Fleeger with a rosy offer. In exchange for ownership of MedSolutions, Stericycle would grant Fleeger $59 million. Fleeger accepted the offer, subsequently parting ways with MedSolutions after a successful track record. When Fleeger rejoined the business world, his options were endless. Fleeger ultimately decided that home was where his heart was, so he returned to his roots and accepted a position at his father’s company, Gulf Coast Western. No doubt a man of many successes, Matthew Fleeger demonstrates how hard work breeds enduring triumph.
Adam Milstein has a history of being one of the Jews who liveoutside the State of Israel who is committed to the welfare of the Jewish community. There have been many instances when people who come from Israel have been discriminated because of being Jews. There is a hate that is propagated by enemies of the State of Israel, and it is normally known as anti-Semitism. The hate against Jews has serious ramifications on the unity of the Jewish community. The community is in dire need of embracing unity as this is the only way through which they can ensure that nothing happens to them. Many enemies are looking for an opportunity to hurt the community, and therefore, Jews cannot afford to sleep and let the enemies have filed a day promoting the hate propaganda.
Adam Milstein is leading campaigns that seek to bring the Jews together. He has been using his finances to coordinate the activities of the Jewish people living in the United States and beyond. His main goal is to see unity between Jews. It does not matter where they are living; they should be supportive of one another in a way that will promote peace and unity in the world.
The Jewish community needs to stand strong and fight enemies who promote anti-Semitism under the guise of promoting peace in the Middle East. There are serious efforts by enemies of Israel to bring divisions among the Jews. This is a factor that should not be tolerated by the Jews since it could be the end game for the community. A lot has changed in the past few years that Adam Milstein has been promoting the unity of the Jews aggressively. He says that to him philanthropy and the campaigns he supports on the unity of Jews are his full-time job.
Adam Milstein is also an entrepreneur and advocates for business interests of Jews living in the United States. In the period he has been in the United States, he has risen to the position of a managing partner of one of the real estate companies in the country known as Hager Pacific Properties.
Louis Chenevert is known as the man who lifted United Technologies Corporation (UTC) up to be the company it is today. He started his professional life byattending HEC Montréal, which is an affiliated Business School of University of Montreal. It was there that he obtained his Bachelor’s of Commerce Degree in Business Production Management. He went on to receive Honorary Doctorate from, both, HEC Montréal and Concordia University. After this, he worked for General Motors for 14 years as its Production General Manager. In this position, he helped to ensure that the company’s production department and inner workings went smoothly.
As Louis Chenevert continued to add to his skills and expertise, an opening appeared at Pratt & Whitney. The company’s work was focused in the aerospace manufacturing industry, and it desperately needed some stronger leadership. Chenevert started out by working in the company’s Canadian branch, and he managed to help Pratt & Whitney get through a tough financial time. Just six years after coming aboard with the company, he was elected its President. The work he did during this time and after began to catch the attention of some of the leadership at United Technologies Corporation (UTC), which Pratt & Whitney was a subsidiary of. Chenevert quickly became the Chairman of UTC and then worked his way up to become its CEO.
Louis Chenevert helped to usher in a new era for UTC, and it was through his leadership and knack for innovation that the company’s bottom line improved dramatically. He was a large part of the creation of the Geared Turbo Fan Engine, which helped to reduce fuel consumption by 20%, reduced noise levels by 50%, and could, be built at a much lower cost. He was also responsible and at the head of the acquisition of Goodrich aerospace, which was known to be the largest acquisition ever at the time that it happened. It was a deal worth $18 billion, and it changed the direction that UTC would take for years to come.
Louis Chenevert will always be remembered as the innovative genius who made UTC what it is today.