Mr. Magner is a Principal and Chief Compliance Officer of AWMS in the Ares Compliance Group. Prior to joining Ares in 2021, Mr. Magner was the Chief Compliance Officer of Black Creek Capital Markets since March 2015 and of Black Creek Group since June 2018. In his role as CCO, Mr. Magner was responsible for overseeing compliance within the organization, establishing standards and implementing procedures to ensure that the compliance programs throughout the organization were effective and efficient in identifying, preventing, detecting and correcting noncompliance with applicable laws and regulations. Previously, Mr. Magner was a Compliance Manager at Janus Capital Group, where he was responsible for sales practices, intermediary oversight, written supervisory procedures as well as providing guidance, advice and training to improve broker dealer's understanding of related laws and regulatory requirements. In addition, Mr. Magner held various roles at Invesco Funds Group, which included direct sales to retail shareholders, retirement plan counseling and compliance oversight of marketing material and sales literature. Mr. Magner holds a B.A. from the University of Northern Colorado in Sociology and an M.B.A. from Regis University in Finance and Accounting. Additionally, he holds FINRA Series 7, 24 and 99 licenses and the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF) and Certified Securities Compliance Professional (CSCP) designations.