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Wes Edens Invests in the Troubled Aston Villa Football Club and Sees a Bright Future

Fortress Investment Group was first formed in 1998, at the time they were considered a private equity firm. When they made an Initial Public Offering in 2007, they also made the record books as being the first firm of their kind to do so. It was at this point that they were publically traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Co-founder of Fortress Investment Group is proud to be part of the company and the growth that it has experienced. With their headquarters being in New York, they have an employee base of around 900 people. The 3 principals of the company include Wes Edens and Randal Nardone in New York as well as Peter Briger who is based in California. Recently, Wes Edens made an interesting investment in an English soccer team that he believes will be back on their way to the Premier League. This investment was made with the wealthiest citizen in the country of Egypt, Nassef Sawiris.

Together, they own 55% of the Aston Villa Soccer Club. The sale of the team to Wes Edens and Nasseff was approved by the English Football League. Wes Edens and the rest of Aston Villa’s fans are looking forward to seeing the future of the team. While the team may have dropped out of the Premier League after participating for 29 years, they are expected to be rejoining soon. This Premier League is the most prestigious organization for the sport in all of the United Kingdom. Fans of the league reside all around the United Kingdom and the world. Only one game stood between the team and rejoining the Premier League earlier this year.

Due to losing a playoff game against the Fulham Football Club in May, they must keep trying to regain their position. Members of the team felt disheartened about the loss but don’t plan on giving up. Not only is it based on a desire to win, the team also lost a large amount of revenue because of dropping out. After graduating from Oregon State University in 1984, Wes Edens went straight to work with some of the biggest names in the financial industry. Throughout his career, he has always been able to find troubled investments with great amounts of potential for the future. Along with sporting teams, he also owns the Milwaukee Bucks, he focuses his investment strategies on transportation, health care, and real estate.

Jose Auriemo Neto Leadership History in JHSF

Jose Auriemo Neto is a Brazilian Executive who serves as the CEO and the Chairman of JHSF Participacoes based in Sao Paulo since 2003. JHSF is Brazilian real estate Company that is concerned about the growth and development of both commercial and residential real estate properties. It oversees the desired brands in hotels, office buildings, and public developments. Jose Auriemo Neto also conducts the groups tremendous shopping and retail portfolio. This portfolio in conjunction with the famous Cidade Jardim Shopping complex also incorporates other magnificent structures such as the Ponta Negra Shopping Centre, the Metro Tucuruv, and the Bela Vista Salvador. Currently, there are two other prominent developments in the growing economic market of Brazil being constructed in Sao Paulo.

Jose Auriemo served as the CEO of JHSF from 2006 to May 2014. He has also served as the Board Member of various Executive Officers since 2nd March 2009. Mr. Jose also worked as the YPO Executive Officer for two mandates in 2003 all through to 2004 and 2004 all through to 2005. He has been a Director and an Executive Chairman of JHSF since 29th April 2011. His became a member of YPO is 1997. Jose Auriemo also initiated the first venture of the group into retail in 2009. He signed the exclusive partnership agreements with Pucci, Hermes and Jimmy Choo. He also launched the luxury brands first retail outlet in Cidade Jardim Shopping Complex which is under the ownership of JHSF. The group also managed to establish a partnership with Valentino and RED Valentino in 2012.

Jose Auriemo Neto schooled in FAAP, Fundacao Armando Alvares Penteado University in Sao Paulo where he pursued an engineering course. He also pursued a course in business administration at FASE. He started his career in JHSF in 1993. He became successful, and in 197, he launched the JHSF group services department by introducing Parkbem, the parking lot management company. In 1998, Jose Auriempo secured the rights to develop the Shopping Santa Cruz which was among the initial shopping destinations for the group. This establishment led to the incredible success that resulted in significant development.

Education Secretary Betsy Devos

Have you seen the good news? Betsy Devos has been working with school officials to agree on safety reforms, making it more secure for students to get an education in public schools. Devos was appointed to lead the movement by President Trump earlier in 2018 when there were a number of school shootings. Since then, Devos has been fielding questions about school and gun safety on campus.


In addition, Devos has been working with school officials on what to do about educational choice, standardized testing, and a growing number of schools that want to end Common Core Math. The problem is that Devos is in the midst of an education reform tornado, as there are multiple areas of America’s education system that have fallen apart.


She has completed several interviews talking about educational choice and trying to help others understand what it would be like to give students the option to go to school where they would do best. Devos says that this is about how well students do in school and not about public funding.


In fact, most of the work that the new US Secretary of Education has done has been with the help of philanthropy. In fact, she has a number of donors who have worked with her on educational choice, including Sam Walton, Mark Zuckerberg, and Bill Gates. Without their donations, she wouldn’t have been able to create some of the programs that she has been able to since taking office in 2016.


In a “60 Minutes” interview, Devos also talked about her greatest successes with the new programs since taking office. While it’s only been two years, she has been working with a number of school leaders in Florida and Louisiana. Florida has the leading educational choice programs. The state provides magnet programs, charter schools, virtual schools, homeschooling, and private schools. There’s also a tuition-based scholarship program.


While Florida may lead in the number of educational choice programs, there are many who wonder how this is going to work in the long-term and whether the programs will stand the test of time. Many public school teachers wonder why the funding can’t go to public schools in the first place.


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