Mr. Jackson is a Vice President in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on U.S. direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2019, Mr. Jackson was an Associate in the U.S. Private Capital Group at BlackRock, where he focused on due diligence, underwriting, and portfolio monitoring of select direct lending and other credit investments. Previously, Mr. Jackson was a Credit Analyst at J.P. Morgan. He holds a B.S. from the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce with a Finance Concentration. Upon graduation from the University of Virginia, Mr. Jackson was awarded the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award for excellence of character and service to humanity.