Mr. Bedore is a Principal of Ivy Hill Asset Management, where he has been employed since July 2010. Prior to joining Ares in 2010, Mr. Bedore was a Co-Founder and Principal of Emporia Capital Management, where he focused on originating and running the Emporia funds, prior to its management contracts being acquired by Allied Capital Corporation in March 2009. Previously, Mr. Bedore was the Head of Asset Based Lending at PB Capital. In addition, he has held various portfolio management and workout responsibilities at GMAC Commercial Finance, Fleet Capital and Bank of America Business Credit. Mr. Bedore holds a B.S. from the State University of New York in Business Administration and Finance and an M.S. from Pace University in Accounting.