Mr. Snyder is a Partner in the Ares Private Equity Group and Co-Portfolio Manager of Special Opportunities. He serves as a member of the Ares Private Equity Group's Corporate Opportunities and Special Opportunities Investment Committees. Prior to joining Ares in 2017, Mr. Snyder was a Managing Director at GSO Capital Partners/Blackstone where he was Global Head of Trading for the GSO platform and served as a Portfolio Manager and Investment Committee member for its special situations funds focusing on both the public and private markets. Previously, he was a Senior Investment Professional for investment firm Kingstreet Capital. In addition, Mr. Snyder was an investment professional at Caxton Associates. He currently serves on the board of directors for the parent entities of Ferrellgas and Convene. He holds a B.A. from Bucknell University in Political Science.