Mr. Bernshteyn is a Partner in the Ares Private Equity Group, where he focuses on special opportunities investing. Prior to joining Ares in 2017, Mr. Bernshteyn was a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at Solstein Capital. Previously, he was a Vice President at Oaktree Capital Management, where he was an investment professional in the Distressed Opportunities and Value Opportunities strategies. Prior to joining Oaktree, Mr. Bernshteyn was an Analyst in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs. He currently serves on the boards of directors for the parent entities of Altafiber, Swissport and Vmo Aircraft Leasing. Mr. Bernshteyn holds a B.S., summa cum laude, from the University of Southern California in Business with a concentration in Corporate Finance where he also received the Delta Sigma Pi Key Award for academic excellence, and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.