Mr. Graves is a Partner, Co-Head of the Ares Private Equity Group, Portfolio Manager and Head of Special Opportunities. He serves as a member of the Ares Executive Management Committee and the Ares Private Equity Group's Corporate Opportunities, Special Opportunities, Energy Opportunities, and Extended Value Investment Committees. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board for the parent entity of Savers Value Village and serves on the boards of directors for the parent entities of Altafiber, McLaren Automotive Group and Vmo Aircraft Leasing. Prior to joining Ares in 2017, Mr. Graves spent over 15 years in various capacities as a senior executive and investment professional for Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. From 2013 through 2016, Mr. Graves served as Oaktree's Head of Credit Strategies and Portfolio Manager of Multi-Strategy Credit. He was responsible for a portion of Oaktree's credit platform, managed investment portfolios spanning the breadth of Oaktree's credit strategies and was active in Oaktree corporate management, serving on the Capital and Risk Management Board, the Senior Leadership Counsel, the Product Governance Board and the Project Steering Committee. From 2001 through 2013, Mr. Graves was an investment professional in Oaktree's Opportunities Funds, Value Opportunities Fund and Strategic Credit Funds strategies, where he served as a Portfolio Manager. Mr. Graves also managed Oaktree's corporate and strategic development group, leading the firm's product step-outs into emerging market credit, strategic credit, value equities, infrastructure, the enhanced income strategies, structured credit and senior secured lending. Prior to joining Oaktree, Mr. Graves served as a Principal in William E. Simon & Sons' private equity group and as an Analyst at Merrill Lynch & Company in the mergers and acquisitions group. Additionally, Mr. Graves worked at Price Waterhouse LLP in the audit business services division. Mr. Graves holds a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he currently serves on the Wharton School Graduate Executive Board. He holds a CPA license (inactive).
Partner, Co-Head of Private Equity Group, Portfolio Manager and Head of Special Opportunities