Mr. Zilkha is a Partner in the Ares Private Equity Group. Prior to joining Ares in 2008, Mr. Zilkha worked for the Boston Consulting Group, where he focused on advising financial services and consumer goods companies in the US and in Canada. Mr. Zilkha currently serves on the Board of Directors of Guitar Center Holdings, Inc. and the parent entity of Convergint Technologies. He also serves on the Board of Ryan, LLC. Mr. Zilkha holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University in Finance and an M.B.A. from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.