Gary Cookhorn


Gary Cookhorn is a Managing Director in the San Francisco office of Fortress Investment Group, a highly diversified global investment management firm.

Gary’s career has spanned finance, strategy, and operations in both the private and public sector. At Fortress, he helped establish Pantera Capital, a bitcoin-related investment firm, and a new office in southeast Asia. He has served as Chief of Staff to the COO of UBS Investment Bank in London and Zurich focusing on new business initiatives.

Previously, Gary worked at the headquarters of the United Nations Development Programme in New York as a divisional Chief Financial Officer and later with the World Bank in Washington, D.C., heading the Loan Services Group where he was responsible for financial operations relating to the World Bank’s loan portfolio. He was instrumental in establishing a major support center for the bank in Chennai, India. He is an advocate for accountability and transparency in development finance.

Gary holds a B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of London and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a UK-qualified Chartered Accountant and sits on a variety of non-profit boards in the bay area. He resides in Marin County, CA with his wife and two children.