Mr. Phillips is a Partner and Chief Financial Officer of Ares Management Corporation. He is a member of the Ares Executive Management Committee and the Ares Enterprise Risk Committee. Additionally, Mr. Phillips is Chief Financial Officer of Ares Acquisitions Corporation II ("AACT"). Prior to joining Ares in 2016, Mr. Phillips was a Partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP, where he focused on financial services and asset management assurance and advisory services. Mr. Phillips was a member of the board of directors of Safe & Sound, a not-for-profit dedicated to the strengthening of families and ending child abuse from 2010 until 2021 and is currently a member of the board of directors of School On Wheels, a not-for-profit providing tutoring and mentoring to students experiencing homelessness. Mr. Phillips holds a B.S. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Accounting. Mr. Phillips holds a CPA license (inactive) in the State of California.