Mr. Zhang is a Principal in the Ares Private Equity Group. Prior to joining Ares in 2019, Mr. Zhang was a Vice President at Rivendell Partners, where he focused on middle market buyout transactions in the greater China region. Previously, he was an Associate at TPG Growth in Beijing. In addition, Mr. Zhang was an Investment Banking Analyst at J.P. Morgan and Jefferies in Hong Kong. Mr. Zhang holds a B.A. (Hons) from the Ivey Business School at Western University in Business Administration.