Mr. Neal is a Principal in the Ares Investor Relations Group, where he focuses on secondaries investor relations. Prior to joining Ares in 2021, he was a Director in the Landmark Partners Investor Relations and Business Development Group, where he focused on investor relations and business development, private wealth, which included RIA's, single and multi- family offices, trust companies, and other independent wealth platforms. Prior to joining Landmark, Mr. Neal was a Managing Director at Flowstone Partners, a Senior Regional Director at Pomona Capital and also worked as a Principal at Kendall Investments, where he was involved with investor relations, business development, reporting and transaction origination. In addition, Mr. Neal was as an Assistant Vice President in the PrivateEdge Group at State Street, where he focused on providing clients with private equity consulting, strategic research and performance reporting services. Mr. Neal began his career as a manager in the Analytics Group at HarbourVest. Mr. Neal holds a B.A. from Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts in History.