Mr. Kieser is a Vice President in the Ares Secondary Solutions Quantitative Research Group. Prior to joining Ares in 2021, he was a Vice President in Landmark Partners' Quantitative Research Group, where he focused on analyzing investment strategies, risk management, performance measurement and customer-oriented projects. Previously, Mr. Kieser worked very closely with Landmark's Quantitative Research Group Team. Mr. Kieser holds a B.S. from the Pennsylvania State University in Risk Management, an M.S. from Villanova University in Finance and a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in Finance.