Mr. Pinter is a Managing Director in the Ares Commercial Finance Operations Group. Prior to joining Ares in 2018, Mr. Pinter was the Founder and Managing Director of Parkfield Capital Advisors, a middle market-focused investment banking firm based in Los Angeles. Previously, Mr. Pinter was a Managing Director at Ernst & Young Capital Advisors, where he advised distressed and under-performing companies and their stakeholders. Mr. Pinter began his career at Houlihan Lokey in the firm's restructuring practice. Mr. Pinter holds a B.A. from Cornell University in Government and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School concentrating in Finance. He graduated from Columbia with Beta Gamma Sigma honors signifying his ranking in the top 20% of MBA graduates.