Dean Dakolias

  • Columbia, B.S., 1989

Mr. Dakolias is the Co-Chief Investment Officer of the Fortress Credit Funds business investing a broad array of asset classes on a global basis. Mr. Dakolias also serves on Fortress’s Management and Operating Committees. The firm manages over $40 billion in assets.  Prior to joining Fortress, Mr. Dakolias was a co-founder and Managing Director of American Commercial Capital LLC (a specialty finance company) and Coronado Advisors (an SEC registered broker dealer), both of which were sold to Wells Fargo & Co. in 2001. 

Mr. Dakolias serves on the Board of Trustees and as Treasurer for the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, the largest and oldest (founded 1881) research center providing graduate students and scholars from affiliated North American academic institutions a base for the advance study of all aspects of Greek Culture, from antiquity to present day.  Mr. Dakolias is a co-founder and member of the Executive Committee of The Hellenic Initiative which provides crisis relief and invests in the economic renewal of Greece through entrepreneurship and economic development.  A particular focus has been the plight of refugees arriving in Greece, particularly unaccompanied minors and victims of torture who are most at risk.  Together with the international law firm Reed Smith LLP, Mr. Dakolias is working to create a new paradigm for refugee resettlement through Project Zoe - an innovative effort to build private partnerships to protect refugees who are victims of torture and help them to resettle in safe countries where they may rebuild their lives. Mr. Dakolias is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Dakolias received a B.S. in Physics from Columbia University and was a member of the Columbia Lightweight Crew team for 4 years.  He currently also serves on the Board of Visitors for the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Athletic Leadership Committee.