Mr. Walton is a Partner in the Private Equity Group, where he focuses on corporate opportunities strategies and is additionally involved in the firm's Secondaries' strategies. He joined the Firm in 2006. Mr. Walton serves on the Ares Private Equity Group's Corporate Opportunities Investment Committee and the Landmark Private Equity Investment Committee. Mr. Walton holds a B.A. from Princeton University in Politics and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.