Mr. Kress is a Managing Director in the Ares Secondaries Group, where he focuses on private equity secondaries. Prior to joining Ares in 2022, Mr. Kress was Chief Operating Officer and Treasurer of Pomona Investment Fund, a registered, continuously offered, nontraded closed-end fund that invested in an actively managed portfolio of private equity secondaries. Previously, he was a Partner and Senior Managing Director at CION Investments, a manager and distributor of alternative investment solutions for the mass affluent. In addition, he was a Corporate Attorney at Fried Frank LLP in London and New York. Mr. Kress holds a B.A. from Connecticut College in Government and a J.D. from Boston University.