Chief Executive Officer
Juniper Investment Group
Jay Rippeto is the President and CEO of Juniper Investment Group, Ltd. and the CEO of First Choice Managemnet Group. Mr. Rippeto founded Juniper in 2000. Previously, Mr. Rippeto was a Vice President in the real estate asset management and underwriting group for Fortress Investment Group, a New York based real estate investment firm with approximately $1 billion in assets under management at the time. Fortress was started by the former principals of the Global Principal Finance Group of Union Bank of Switzerland (“UBS”). Mr. Rippeto joined UBS in 1997 and then Fortress in 1998.
Prior to joining UBS and subsequently Fortress, Mr. Rippeto was employed by Cheslock, Bakker & Associates, a Stamford, Connecticut based real estate merchant bank, Chase Manhattan Bank and JMB Properties Company.
Mr. Rippeto earned a BA from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management.