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John Kissick

John Kissick is a Co-Founder of Ares and a Director of Ares Management GP LLC, Ares’ general partner. Until February 13, 2017, Mr. Kissick was a Partner of Ares in the Corporate Strategy and Relationship Management Group and served on Ares’ Management Committee and several investment committees across the firm. Mr. Kissick serves on the Ares Private Equity Group’s ACOF Investment Committee. Prior to joining Ares in 1997, Mr. Kissick co-founded Apollo Management, L.P. in 1990. Mr. Kissick oversaw and led the capital markets activities of Apollo Management, L.P. from 1990 until 1997. Prior to 1990, Mr. Kissick served as a Senior Executive Vice President of Drexel Burnham Lambert Inc., where he began in 1975, eventually heading its Corporate Finance Department. Mr. Kissick also serves on the Board of Directors of City Ventures LLC and on the boards of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, the Stanford University Athletic Department and its Graduate School of Education, and L.A.’s Promise. Mr. Kissick graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Economics and with highest honors from the Stanford Business School with a M.B.A. in Finance.


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