MANAGING DIRECTOR, FORTRESS
Mr. Kessler serves as a Managing Director in the Intellectual Property Group at Fortress Investment Group, where he focuses on a wide variety of investment opportunities in connection with intellectual property and technology
Prior to joining Fortress in 2013, Mr. Kessler co-founded Koru Venture Partners, an asset-based lending fund that provided technology companies with capital in the form of patent backed loans
Before that, Mr. Kessler was the co-founder and president of Marqera, a global IP consulting company focused on the strategic analysis, valuation and brokerage of patents
Before Marqera, Mr. Kessler was co-founder and CEO of Global Technology Transfer, a private firm focused on the commercialization of technologies and intellectual property for venture-backed and mature companies, as well as research institutions and academies; GTT also established and managed the patent auction house Ocean Tomo’s Israel branch
Mr. Kessler has been recognized in the IAM Strategy 300 since 2008 and studied law and business administration and holds an LLB in law from the Reichman University in Herzliya.