Mr. Strauser is a Principal within Ares Wealth Management Solutions, which oversees Ares' client management activities in the global wealth channel. Prior to joining Ares in 2021, Mr. Strauser was a Senior Vice President at Black Creek Group in the Product Management Group, where he focused on product management, positioning and due diligence efforts for the firm's offerings. Previously, Mr. Strauser was a Vice President at Jackson National, where he focused on new product development, investment selection and product positioning. In addition, Mr. Strauser held positions at OppenheimerFunds Old Mutual Capital and Great-West. Mr. Strauser holds a B.B.A. from Wartburg College in Marketing and an M.B.A. from the University of Colorado.