Mr. Gibson is a Principal in the Ares Finance Department. Prior to 2017, Mr. Gibson was Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Dalton, Greiner, Hartman, Maher & Co., LLC, an SEC registered investment adviser. Previously, Mr. Gibson was Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Bingham Legg Adviser LLC, an SEC registered investment adviser. In addition, Mr. Gibson was Finance Manager for Investors Bank & Trust. Mr. Gibson began his career as a Settlement Manager and Examiner for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). Mr. Gibson holds a B.S.B.A. in Management and Accounting and an M.B.A. from Suffolk University and an M.S. from Bentley University in Finance. Mr. Gibson is a CFA® charterholder, and holds a CPA license and a CIPM certificate. He is also a member of the AICPA and CFA Institute.