Mr. Ryan is a Partner in the Ares Private Equity Group. He additionally serves as a member of the Ares Private Equity Group's Corporate Opportunities Investment Committee. Prior to joining Ares in 2007, he was an Analyst at Credit Suisse. Mr. Ryan currently serves on the Board of Directors of the parent entities of Aspen Dental Management a, CHG Healthcare Services and Press Ganey. Mr. Ryan holds a B.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in Finance.