Mr. Levene is a Principal in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on the group's Commercial Finance platform. Prior to joining Ares in 2017, Mr. Levene was a Director at Summit Investment Management, where he focused on sourcing distressed debt investment opportunities. Previously, Mr. Levene was a Vice President at Great American Group, where he focused on business development within the appraisal and liquidation divisions. Mr. Levene holds a B.S. from the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business in Business Administration.