Mr. Blackstun is a Vice President in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on U.S. credit. Prior to joining Ares in 2018, Mr. Blackstun was an Associate in the Leveraged Finance Group at Goldman Sachs, where he focused on raising debt capital for industrial companies and financial sponsor clients. Mr. Blackstun holds a B.S.B.A. in Finance and a B.S.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Colorado at Boulder.