Bennett Rosenthal

Co-Founder, Partner and Co-Head of Private Equity Group

Ares Private Equity Group

Joined: 1998

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Mr. Rosenthal is a Co-Founder of Ares and a Director and Partner of Ares Management GP LLC, Ares' general partner. He is a Partner of Ares and Co-Head of its Private Equity Group and a member of the Management Committee. Mr. Rosenthal additionally serves as the Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of ARCC. Mr. Rosenthal also is a member of the Investment Committees of Ares Capital Management LLC, the funds managed by the Ares Private Equity Group and certain funds managed by the Ares Direct Lending Group. Mr. Rosenthal joined Ares in 1998 from Merrill Lynch & Co. where he served as a Managing Director in the Global Leveraged Finance Group. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of City Ventures, LLC, Jacuzzi Brands Corporation, Nortek, Inc., True Oil Company LLC and the parent entities of National Veterinary Associates, Inc., CHG Healthcare Holdings L.P., CPG International Inc., Serta International Holdco LLC and Simmons Bedding Company, and other private companies. Mr. Rosenthal's previous board of directors experience includes Aspen Dental Management, Inc., Hanger, Inc. and Maidenform Brands, Inc. Mr. Rosenthal also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Windward School in Los Angeles, and on the Graduate Executive Board of the Wharton School of Business. Mr. Rosenthal graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business where he also received his M.B.A. with distinction.


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Work History

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management