Mr. Mansfield is a Partner in the Ares Private Equity Group. Prior to joining Ares in 2017, Mr. Mansfield was a Partner at Praesidian Capital and a Managing Partner of Praesidian Capital Europe. While at Praesidian, Mr. Mansfield focused on providing senior and subordinated debt, along with growth capital, to privately held businesses in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and selectively in Northern Europe. Mr. Mansfield's responsibilities at Praesidian included firm management and development, heading investor relations and managing deal execution. Previously, Mr. Mansfield held positions in the Distressed Debt Group at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corp. and was a Founding Partner of WP Global Partners. Mr. Mansfield holds a B.A. from Boston University in International Relations and an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School in Entrepreneurial Management.