Mr. Candland is a Vice President in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on U.S. direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2018, Mr. Candland was an Investment Banking Analyst at Wells Fargo Securities, where he focused on acquisitions and financings for non-investment grade companies. Mr. Candland holds a B.A. from Brigham Young University in History and an M.S. from the University of Utah in Finance.