Mr. Braddish is the Executive Chairman of Ivy Hill Asset Management, L.P. ("IHAM"), where he has been employed since July 2010. Additionally, he is a member of the Ivy Hill Asset Management Investment Committee. Prior to joining Ares in 2010, Mr. Braddish was a Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Emporia Capital Management, LLC. Previously, Mr. Braddish was a Managing Director and Group Head for Commercial Lending at PB Capital, (formerly. BHF Capital). In addition, he was Managing Director of the Leveraged Finance Group, where he focused on the unit's origination, underwriting and syndication of middle market loans to private equity groups. Previously, Mr. Braddish was a Senior Originator in the Commercial Finance Group of GE Capital. Mr. Braddish began his career at The Bank of New York, where he focused on a range of lending areas, including middle market lending and leveraged finance. Mr. Braddish holds a B.A. from The College of William & Mary in Business Administration and an M.B.A. from Adelphi University in Finance.