Mr. Burdel is a Partner in the Ares Secondaries Group, where he focuses on private equity secondaries. He also serves as a member of the Ares Secondaries Group's Private Equity and Credit Investment Committees. Prior to joining Ares in 2022, Mr. Burdel was a Co-Founder and Partner of Spring Bridge Partners. Previously, Mr. Burdel was a Partner at Coller Capital, where he also served on the firm's Global Investment Committee, Strategic Committee and on the Advisory Board of key underlying investments. In addition, Mr. Burdel held several positions in the Private Equity and Mergers and Acquisitions Units at General Electric. Mr. Burdel holds a B.A. from Audencia in France in Business and an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School.