Drew McKnight

Former Member, CNAS Board of Advisors

Co-CEO of Fortress Investment Group

McKnight is the Co-CEO of Fortress Investment Group. McKnight heads the liquid strategies and serves on the investment committee for the Credit Funds and is a member of the Management Committee of Fortress. McKnight is also the Co-CIO of the Drawbridge Special Opportunities Fund, the Fortress Lending Funds and Fortress Credit Opportunities Funds. Prior to joining Fortress in February 2005, McKnight was the trader for 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, McKnight worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in Leveraged Finance and the Distressed Bank Debt trading group. McKnight serves on the Board for the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia and on the Board of Advisors for SMU’s Cox School of Business Alternative Asset Management Center. In addition, McKnight is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. McKnight received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia.

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