Mr. Drake is a Partner and Head of Public Investor Relations and Communications for Ares Management. He additionally serves as a member of the Communications Committee, the Ares Equity Income Opportunity Strategy Portfolio Review Committee, the Business Operations Leadership Committee and the Ares Enterprise Risk Committee. Prior to joining Ares in 2008, Mr. Drake was a Managing Director in Equity Research at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, where he covered financial services companies, and earlier he served as a Vice President in Investment Banking. Previously, Mr. Drake served as a Vice President at Creditanstalt Corporate Finance Inc. and he also worked at GE Capital and Metropolitan Life. Mr. Drake holds a B.A. from Vanderbilt University in History and an M.B.A. from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. Mr. Drake is a CFA® charterholder.