Mr. Phillips is a Partner and Chief Accounting Officer in the Ares Finance Department and a member of the Management Committee of Ares Management. Prior to joining Ares in 2016, Mr. Phillips was a Partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP, where he focused on financial services and asset management assurance and advisory services. Mr. Phillips holds a B.S. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Accounting. Mr. Phillips holds a CPA license in the State of California.