Mr. Jones is an Associate in the Ares Strategy and Relationship Management Group. Prior to joining Ares in 2021, Mr. Jones was an Associate at Stephens Group, a private equity family office, where he focused on new deal evaluation and execution and portfolio company management. Previously, he worked as an Analyst at Harris Williams in the Industrials Group, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions. He holds a B.S. from the University of Virginia in Commerce.