Mr. Lifors is a Principal in the Ares Technology and Information Security Department. Prior to joining Ares in 2017, Mr. Lifors was a founder at FundLedger Inc., a software company focused on building intelligent automation for private equity firms. Previously, he worked with EY's financial services asset management advisory group, advising hedge funds, prime brokers, private equity fund managers and asset servicers on their service offerings, operating models and technology architectures. In addition, Mr. Lifors worked with Investran and AltaReturn, two leading alternative asset software providers, to develop and implement automated accounting and reporting solutions for private equity firms. Mr. Lifors holds a B.Acc. and a B.S. in Mathematics from Florida International University.