CEO, Ares Capital; Partner, Head of Credit Group

In addition to his roles listed above, Kipp is a member of the Management Committee of Ares Management. He also serves as Chief Executive Officer of Ares Capital Corporation. Prior to joining Ares Management in May 2004, Kipp was a partner at RBC Capital Partners, a division of Royal Bank of Canada, which led the firm's middle market financing and principal investment business. Kipp joined RBC in October 2001 from Indosuez Capital, where he was Vice President in the Merchant Banking Group. He has also worked at J.P. Morgan and Co., both in the Special Investment Group of J.P. Morgan Investment Management, Inc. and the Investment Banking Division of J.P. Morgan Securities Inc.

Kipp received a B.A. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.