Mr. Ressler is a Co-Founder of Ares and Executive Chairman of Ares Management Corporation. He is a member of the Ares Executive Management Committee and the firm's Management Committee. He is Chairman of the Ares Executive Management Committee and the firm's Management Committee. Mr. Ressler also serves as a member of the Investment Committees of certain funds managed by the Ares Private Equity Group and the Ares Real Estate Group and is a member of the Ares Diversity and Inclusion Council. Mr. Ressler has been with Ares Management since its founding in 1997. He previously served on the Boards of Directors of Ares Capital Corporation and Air Lease Corporation. Since June 2015, Mr. Ressler has served as the Principal Owner and Chair of the Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club. In the not for profit sector, Mr. Ressler is a member of the Board of Directors of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, is Co-Chair of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Board of Trustees and a member of the Board of Trustees of Georgetown University. Mr. Ressler is also one of the founding Board members and Finance Co-Chair of the Painted Turtle Camp, a southern California based organization (affiliated with Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Association), which was created to serve children dealing with chronic and life-threatening illnesses by creating memorable, old-fashioned camping experiences. Mr. Ressler received his B.S.F.S. from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and received his M.B.A. from Columbia University's Graduate School of Business.