Tony Ressler is a Co-Founder of Ares and Executive Chairman of Ares Management Corporation.
Additionally, he is Chairman of the Ares Executive Management Committee. Tony also serves as a member of the Investment Committees of certain funds managed by the Ares Private Equity Group and the Ares Real Estate Group and is a member of the Ares Diversity and Inclusion Council. Tony previously served on the Boards of Directors of Ares Capital Corporation and Air Lease Corporation. He was the Co-Founder of Apollo Global Management, one of the world's largest alternative investment managers.
Tony is the Chairman/CEO and Controlling Owner of ATL Investco Board, which owns the Atlanta Hawks, the Atlanta Hawks Foundation, the College Park Skyhawks and the Hawks Talon GC and is active in the non-profit sector. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Co-Chair of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Board of Trustees. Tony is also one of the founding Board members of the Painted Turtle Camp, a southern California based organization (affiliated with Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Association) that provides camping opportunities for sick children and their families.
A graduate of Georgetown University, he received his B.S.F.S. from Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service and an M.B.A. from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business.