Mr. Butler is a Principal in the Ares Secondary Solutions Group, where he focuses on private equity secondaries. Prior to joining Ares in 2021, Mr. Butler was a Director in Landmark Partners' Private Equity Group, where he focused on sourcing and executing private equity secondary transactions. Previously, he was a Vice President at Quilvest SA, a global family office, where he focused on sourcing and executing private equity fund investments and direct co-investment opportunities in North America. In addition, Mr. Butler was a Senior Associate at Landmark Partners, where he focused on underwriting and executing new secondary and primary fund investments in the private equity and real assets verticals. Mr. Butler began his career as a Senior Associate at the Penta Mezzanine Fund. Mr. Butler holds a B.S. in Finance and an M.S. in Entrepreneurship from the University of Florida and a dual M.B.A. from New York University and London Business School. He is a CFA® charterholder.