Leadership team | FORTRESS BRAND

Solomon Hedaya

Chief Growth Officer 

Joining Fortress in 2021, Solomon has been an essential piece of Fortress’s mergers and acquisitions efforts. He leads all inorganic growth activities across the entire platform including M&A transactions, long-term strategy, partnerships, joint ventures and investments. In addition to finding and closing the strategic deals that led to what is now known as Fortress Group, Solomon helped lead the integration process to onboard each partner under the Fortress umbrella. 

It comes as no surprise that Fortress’s monumental growth happened with Solomon on the team. He has 15 years of experience in the retail and consumer industry as both an operator and M&A dealmaker, sold his family’s handbag company to Centric Brands where he then served as Senior Director of M&A and Business Development, and began his career as an investment banking analyst at Financo, a boutique advisory firm focused on consumer, fashion and retail.

When you’re not working, you’re…

Spending time with my wife, two children and ten guitars in Ocean Township, New Jersey. 

Go-to karaoke song:

“Heroes” – David Bowie.

Favorite food:


Next dream vacation:

St. Lucia.

TV show of choice:

Ted Lasso.

Your pet:

No pets (yet!).