Randal Nardone first began to set out for his career when he attended the University of Connecticut to study for a bachelors degree. Using those four years as preparation for pursuing a higher degree, Nardone continued his education at the University of Boston, where he obtained his doctorate of jurisprudence. After fully completing his education, Randal Nardone chose to enter the ; his first venture was helping to co-found a finance firm named Thatcher and Wood, where he would stay to work at for several years. The number of years Nardone spent working for Thatcher and Wood as partner on the executive board would help him gain the skills he needed to take the next steps in his career in finance and investment.
After leaving Thatcher and Wood, the experience Randal Nardone gained as firm co-founder allowed to to get a position as Principal at Black Rock Finance as well as short term position as a Managing Direction at the Union Bank of Switzerland. Both of these jobs strongly impacted his career, as Nardone would go on to occupy similar positions in other firms and applied the skills he had learned to his work.
In 1998 Randal Nardone and several of his financial partners co-founded the Fortress Finance firm, where Nardone was appointed as Principal of Fortress; a position that his time at Black Rock had groomed him for. This firm greatly impacted Nardone’s career as it led to the foundation of the Fortress Registered Investment Trust in 1999, where he has since occupied several positions including Vice-president and Chief Operating Officer.
Since then Randal Nardone worked to make his firm more successful and was rewarded for his efforts in 2006 when he was appointed to the board of directors. Soon after Nardone’s career reached a record point when he was listed as number 577 on the Forbes list of Billionaires. Nardone has been working diligently since, and has helped his firm with its growing pains; for a brief period even temporarily assuming the position of CEO. Fortress Three Top Executives Split $44 Million Bonuses In 2015