Peter Briger attended Princeton University for his undergraduate. He graduated as part of the ’86 class after which he would get employed by Goldman Sachs. During his fifteen years in the organization, he was able to rise through that ranks and also attend the Wharton School of Business for his Master’s in Business Administration. At Goldman Sachs, Peter Briger oversaw various investment vehicles and departments. He also joined various committees such as the Global Control and Compliance Committee, the Asian Management committee, and Japan Executive committee. All these committees would give him a solid understanding of the Asian market, something that has worked out quite well in his current position.
In 2002 Peter Briger was headhunted to join the Fortress Investment Group, which was starting a credit division. At the time Fortress was managing assets worth about 3 billion dollars. As compared to Goldman Sachs this did not seem like a lot, but for Peter Briger it was an opportunity to start something and grow it from scratch. It did not take long for his solid experience to begin showing, and by 2008 he was leading the Group’s IPO. Goldman Sachs would underwrite the IPO, and as such, it was essential to have someone who understood both worlds leading the team. The IPO was a great success, and from that point on, it seemed like the opportunities for Fortress were unlimited.
Peter Briger, who is based in San Fransisco, has continued to lead the Credit division to this day and has also become one of the Group’s principal’s. Even after the Group was acquired by SoftBank and went back to being a private company, he will continue to head the division. His achievements saw him listed among the top 400 most influential business professionals by Forbes magazine.Apart from his role at the Fortress Investment Group, Briger is also a member of the board of the Princeton University Investment Company. The company brings together the University’s alumni who support the school’s dream of becoming an entrepreneurial hub. He also supports the Central Park Conservancy and a member of Tipping Point.