Senior Advisor (Los Angeles)
Mr. Serota has over 25 years of experience as a principal investor, financial services professional and operating executive. Mr. Serota served as a Senior Partner with Ares from 1997 to 2012 and as a Senior Advisor from 2013 to 2014. During his tenure at Ares, he was a member of the investment committee for all private equity related transactions, acted as interim CEO for certain portfolio company investments, led fundraising efforts for private equity investment funds, participated in numerous private and public companies as a member of the Board of Directors, and assisted in the management of the private equity efforts at Ares. Prior to joining Ares, Mr. Serota worked at Bear Stearns, Dabney/Resnick, Inc. and Salomon Brothers Inc. Mr. Serota currently is the Chairman of SandRidge Energy, Inc and a Board Member of Exco Resources, Inc.
Mr. Serota was a Board Member for CIFC, a CLO manager, from 2014 to 2016 and served as Chairman of the Board from January 2016 until the sale of CIFC to F.A.B. Partners in November 2016.