Mr. McConnell is a Managing Director and Relationship Manager for North America in the Ares Relationship Management Group. Prior to joining Ares in 2007, Mr. McConnell was a Manager in the Centralized Interest Rate Risk Group at IndyMac Bancorp, Inc. Previously, Mr. McConnell was a Senior Associate in the Audit practice at KPMG, LLP, where he focused on the banking and financial services industry. Mr. McConnell holds a B.S., cum laude, from Loyola Marymount University in Accounting. He also holds a B.A. from Loyola Marymount University in Information Systems and Quantitative Management. Mr. McConnell holds a CPA license (inactive) and is a CFA® charterholder.