Derrick Cowan

New York

Mr. Cowan is a Principal in the Ares Human Resources Department. Prior to joining Ares in 2023, Mr. Cowan was Global Payroll Director at Syniverse Technologies, a global telecommunication company, where he led the strategy, vendor selection and implementation of the global payroll process. Previously, he was an Assistant Vice President and Global Payroll Manager at Brown Brothers Harriman and Co, where he was the project manager for the implementation of the ADP Enterprise payroll platform and worked extensively with the HRIS team on process improvements. He also oversaw the management of the expatriate payrolls across many jurisdictions. In addition, Mr. Cowan was an Assistant Vice President and Director of Payroll Operations at Forest City Ratner Companies, a real estate development company, where he managed a diverse payroll department. Mr. Cowan holds a B.B.A. from Baruch College in Accounting and an M.B.A. from Pace University. He is a member of the American Payroll Association.