Mr. Lem is a Partner and Chief Accounting Officer, Credit (Direct Lending) in the Ares Finance and Accounting Department. Mr. Lem additionally serves as Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President and Treasurer of Ares Capital Corporation ("ARCC") and Chief Financial Officer of Ares Dynamic Credit Allocation Fund, Inc. (NYSE:ARDC), Ares Strategic Income Fund and CION Ares Diversified Credit Fund. Mr. Lem previously served as Assistant Treasurer of Ares Capital from May 2009 to May 2013. He may from time to time serve as an officer, director or principal of entities affiliated with Ares Management or investment funds managed by Ares Management and its affiliates. From July 2003 to December 2008, Mr. Lem served as Controller of Ares Management. Prior to joining Ares in July 2003, he was with Ernst & Young LLP and Arthur Andersen LLP, most recently as a Senior Associate conducting audits for clients across several industries including entertainment, hospitality and real estate. Mr. Lem graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Southern California's Leventhal School of Accounting and summa cum laude with a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business. Mr. Lem has also received an M.B.A. in Finance from UCLA's Anderson School of Management. Mr. Lem is a Certified Public Accountant (Inactive).
Partner, Chief Accounting Officer