Mr. York is a Partner in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on U.S. direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2015, Mr. York was a Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he focused on par loan sales. Previously, Mr. York held various leveraged finance oriented positions at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (and predecessors), where he focused on structuring, origination and credit investing. Mr. York holds a B.S. from Wake Forest University in Business with a dual major in Economics.