Mr. Lopez is a Principal, SOX and Internal Controls in the Ares Finance Department. Prior to joining Ares in March 2013, Mr. Lopez was Director for Internal Audit and Financial Controls at Protiviti. Previously, Mr. Lopez was a Manager of Internal Audit and Risk Consulting at Arthur Andersen LLP. In addition, Mr. Lopez was a Staff Auditor at Blackman Kallick LLP. Mr. Lopez holds a B.S. from the University of Illinois, Champaign, in Accounting and Finance.