Mr. Watson is a Principal in the Ares Commercial Finance Operations Group. Prior to joining Ares in 2017, Mr. Watson worked at Wells Fargo Capital Finance for one year, where he managed the transition of a newly acquired loan portfolio from GE Capital. Previously, Mr. Watson served as a Vice President at GE Capital, where he focused on underwriting and managing agented middle market ABL and cash flow senior secured loans. Mr. Watson holds a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in Economics and Accounting. Mr. Watson holds a CPA license (inactive).