Mr. McDonald is a Managing Director in the Ares Commercial Finance Operations Group. Prior to joining Ares in 2018, Mr. McDonald was a Director at ING Capital, LLC, where he underwrote and managed middle market asset-based and cash flow transactions. Previously, Mr. McDonald was a Senior Vice President at The CIT Group, Inc., where he underwrote middle market asset-based and cash flow transactions. In addition, Mr. McDonald has held lending positions at GE Capital Commercial Finance, Heller Financial, Transamerica Commercial Finance Corporation and Whirlpool Financial Corporation. Mr. McDonald holds a B.S. from the University of South Florida in Finance and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.