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Dean Dakolias


Mr. Dakolias is Co-Chairman and a Managing Partner based in New York. He serves on the Leadership Committee and is a member of several investment committees.

Prior to joining Fortress in 2001, Mr. Dakolias was a Managing Director, Chief Credit Officer and co-founder of American Commercial Capital LLC (a specialty finance company) and Coronado Advisors (an SEC registered broker dealer), both of which were sold to Wells Fargo & Co. in 2001. Mr. Dakolias was previously a director at RER Financial Group where he was responsible for the firm’s acquisition efforts as a principal and as a provider of third-party due diligence and asset management. Mr. Dakolias serves on the Board of Trustees for Columbia University, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and the Millbrook School. Mr. Dakolias is also a co-founder and member of the Executive Committee of The Hellenic Initiative, as well as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Mr. Dakolias received a B.S. in Physics from Columbia University.