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Drew McKnight

Co-Chief Executive Officer & Managing Partner

Mr. McKnight is Co-Chief Executive Officer and a Managing Partner based in Dallas. He serves on the Leadership Committee, is a member of several investment committees and is the head of the firm's Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

Prior to joining Fortress in February 2005, Mr. McKnight worked at Fir Tree Partners where he was responsible for analyzing and trading high yield and convertible bonds, bank debt, derivatives and equities for the value-based hedge fund. Prior to Fir Tree, Mr. McKnight worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in Leveraged Finance and the Distressed Bank Debt trading group. Mr. McKnight serves on the Board of Advisors for the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia, the Center for New American Security, SMU’s Cox School of Business Alternative Asset Management Center and the UT Southwestern Medical Center President’s Advisory Board. In addition, Mr. McKnight is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Mr. McKnight received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia.