Mr. Rudd is a Vice President in the Ares Public IR and Corporate Communications Group. Prior to joining Ares in 2015, Mr. Rudd was a Credit Trader on the investment grade team at RBC Capital Markets, where he focused on short duration investment grade credit names in the TMT, consumer retail and food and beverage sectors. Previously, Mr. Rudd was a Credit Research Analyst at Miller Tabak Roberts Securities, where he focused on distressed credit research for their high yield team. Mr. Rudd holds a B.S. from Wake Forest University in Finance.