Mr. Snyder is a Partner and Portfolio Manager of Special Opportunities in the Ares Private Equity Group, where he focuses on investing across the various Ares fund platforms in the public and private markets. Mr. Snyder serves as a member of the Management Committee of Ares Management and the Ares Private Equity Group's Special Opportunities Investment Committee. Prior to joining Ares in 2017, Mr. Snyder was a Managing Director at GSO Capital Partners/Blackstone where he was Global Head of Trading for all of GSO and served as a Portfolio Manager and Investment Committee member for its distressed special situations funds focusing on both the public and private markets. Previously, he was a Senior Trader for a distressed debt fund at Kingstreet Capital. In addition, Mr. Snyder was a Trader at Caxton Associates. He holds a B.A. from Bucknell University in Political Science.