Mr. Swensen is a Principal within Ares Wealth Management Solutions, which oversees Ares' client management activities in the global wealth channel. Prior to joining Ares in 2023, Mr. Swensen was a Vice President and Product Specialist at Blackstone, where he focused on capital raising activities in the private equity markets. Previously, Mr. Swensen was an Analyst at BlackRock. He holds a B.S. from Penn State University in Economics.