Our Team

Our Philosophy

Ares Management Corporation's ("Ares") philosophy of offering our clients diversified investment solutions is made possible by our devoted team of investment and business professionals. Each of Ares’ investment platforms is led by a dedicated group of senior investment professionals. In addition to serving in their primary discipline, some of our professionals participate on the investment committees of and/or have responsibilities with our other investment teams. This practice ensures a consistent approach to asset management while promoting the sharing of ideas, knowledge and networks across all of our investment platforms.

Our Philosophy

 

Employees
First NameLast Name Sort descending Corporate TitleBusiness LineLocation
MarkAffolterPartner, Co-Head of U.S. Direct LendingCreditChicago
MichaelAroughetiDirector, Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and President of AresStrategyNew York
KeithAshtonPartner, Portfolio Manager and Co-Head of Alternative CreditCreditNew York
BillBenjaminPartner, Head of Real Estate GroupReal EstateLondon
RyanBerryPartner, Chief Marketing & Strategy OfficerStrategyLos Angeles
SethBrufskyPartner, Co-Head of Global Liquid CreditCreditLos Angeles
MattCwiertniaPartner, Co-Head of Private Equity GroupPrivate EquityLos Angeles
MichaelDennisPartner, Co-Head of European CreditCreditLondon
KeithDermanPartner, Co-Head of Ares Infrastructure and PowerInfrastructure and PowerNew York
KippdeVeerDirector, Partner, Head of Credit GroupCreditNew York
MichaelDieberPartnerCreditNew York
BryanDonohoePartner, Head of Real Estate DebtReal EstateNew York
JessicaDosenPartner, Global Head of Human ResourcesHRLos Angeles
CarlDrakePartner, Head of Public Investor Relations and CommunicationsInvestor RelationsAtlanta
MylesGilbertPartner, Head of Investor Strategy & SolutionsStrategyNew York
MitchGoldsteinPartner, Co-Head of Credit GroupCreditNew York
ScottGravesPartner, Co-Head of Private Equity Group and Head of Special OpportunitiesPrivate Equity - Special OpportunitiesLos Angeles
SandeshHegdePartner, Chief Technology Officer, President of AOISSCTechnology and Information SecurityMumbai
JimHirshornPartnerPrivate EquityChicago
JoelHolsingerPartner, Portfolio Manager and Co-Head of Alternative CreditCreditAtlanta
MerrittHooperPartner, Co-Head of Product Management and Investor Relations, Private EquityInvestor RelationsLos Angeles
BlairJacobsonPartner, Co-Head of European CreditCreditLondon
DavidKaplanCo-Founder, Director, Partner and Co-Chairman of Private Equity GroupPrivate EquityLos Angeles
SundoKimPartner, Head of Asia Relationship ManagementRelationship ManagementHong Kong
JenniferKozickiPartner, Co-Head of Global Liquid CreditCreditLos Angeles
JeffreyKramerPartner, Portfolio Manager and Strategy Head for ABSCreditNew York
MiriamKriegerPartner, Global Chief Compliance OfficerLegal and ComplianceWashington D.C. (Arlington)
OualidLahsiniPartner, Head of Middle East Relationship ManagementRelationship ManagementDubai
WilsonLamontPartner, Co-Head, European Real Estate EquityReal EstateLondon
MichaelLeopardiPartner, Head of Investment OperationsFinance, Accounting and OperationsLos Angeles
HerbMagidPartner, Chairman of Ares Infrastructure and PowerInfrastructure and PowerBoston
GregMargoliesPartner, Head of Markets, AresCreditNew York
JanaMarkowiczPartner, Head of Product Management and Investor Relations, U.S. Direct LendingInvestor RelationsNew York
MichaelMcFerranPartner, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial OfficerFinance, Accounting and OperationsLos Angeles
JimMillerPartner, Co-Head of U.S. Direct LendingCreditNew York
ChristinaOhPartner, Chief Financial Officer, Private Equity, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Corporate and Corporate TreasurerFinance, Accounting and OperationsLos Angeles
BorisOkuliarPartner, Co-Head of Global Liquid CreditCreditLondon
AnthonyPawlowskiPartner, Head of North America Relationship ManagementRelationship ManagementNew York
JarrodPhillipsPartnerFinance, Accounting and OperationsLos Angeles
Andrew N.PikePartner, Co-Head of Ares Infrastructure and PowerInfrastructure and PowerBoston
EdwardPolonskyPartner, Head of European Relationship ManagementRelationship ManagementLondon
Antony P.ResslerCo-Founder and Executive ChairmanPrivate Equity, Credit, Real EstateLos Angeles
PenniRollPartner, Chief Financial Officer of Ares Credit GroupFinance, Accounting and OperationsNew York
BennettRosenthalCo-Founder, Director, Partner and Co-Chairman of Private Equity GroupPrivate EquityLos Angeles
DavidRothPartner, Head of U.S. Real Estate Private EquityReal EstateNew York
JohnRuanePartner, Co-Head, European Real Estate EquityReal EstateLondon
NaseemSagati AghiliPartner, General Counsel and SecretaryLegal and ComplianceLos Angeles
KortSchnabelPartner, Co-Head of U.S. Direct LendingCreditLos Angeles
DaveSchwartzPartner, Co-Head of U.S. Direct LendingCreditNew York
MichaelSmithPartner, Co-Head of Credit GroupCreditNew York
CraigSnyderPartner, Portfolio Manager, Special OpportunitiesPrivate Equity - Special OpportunitiesLos Angeles
JulieSolomonPartner, Head of Product Management and Investor Relations, Real EstateInvestor RelationsNew York
EricVimontPartner, Chief Operating Officer, Ares AsiaPrivate EquityHong Kong
NateWaltonPartner, Co-Head of Private Equity GroupPrivate EquityLos Angeles
MichaelWeinerPartner, Head of Public Policy & Legislative AffairsLegal and ComplianceLos Angeles
StevenWolfPartnerReal EstateFlorida
Tae-SikYoonPartner, Chief Financial Officer of Ares Real Estate Group and Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Ares Commercial Real Estate CorporationFinance, Accounting and OperationsWashington D.C. (Arlington)