Mr. Polonsky is a Partner and Head of European Relationship Management in the Ares Relationship Management Group and is a member of the Management Committee of Ares Management. Prior to joining Ares in 2009, Mr. Polonsky was an Executive Director at JP Morgan and Bear Stearns in London, where he focused on European marketing and capital raising activities for credit and alternative products. Previously, Mr. Polonsky was a Vice President of Structured Credit and Derivatives at Swiss Re Financial Products in London. In addition, Mr. Polonsky worked at Morgan Stanley in New York and London, where he focused on structuring, originating, and marketing structured credit products. Mr. Polonsky holds a B.S., cum laude, from Cornell University in Engineering.