The Student Lunch for 8 (or L48) series presents an opportunity for eight students at a time to hear from industry leaders over a business casual luncheon. Students interested in participating must RSVP and send their résumé plus a brief paragraph explaining why they would like to attend. Please note that incomplete RSVPs will receive last priority for this event, and cancellations will receive last priority for future events.
Ares is a leading and diversified global alternative asset manager with investment focus and presence across the U.S., Europe and Asia. Our team of approximately 860 professionals collaborate across more than 19 principal and originating offices. We manage approximately $92 billion across our Tradable Credit, Direct Lending, Private Equity, and Real Estate Groups in approximately 160 investment vehicles, with our investments spanning across 5 continents.
About Matt Cwiertnia:
Mr. Cwiertnia is a Partner in the Ares Private Equity Group and serves as a member of the group's U.S. Investment Committee. Prior to joining Ares in 2005, Mr. Cwiertnia worked in the Financial Sponsors Group at Credit Suisse First Boston, where he focused on providing advisory and financing services to financial sponsors and their portfolio companies. Previously, Mr. Cwiertnia was a member of the Investment Banking Department of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corp. In addition, he worked at Jefferies & Co. Inc., where he focused on investment banking. Mr. Cwiertnia currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Sotera Defense Solutions, Inc. and certain entities related to Insight Global LLC. Mr. Cwiertnia holds a B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of California Los Angeles in Business Economics and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles Anderson School of Management, where he graduated as a Carter Fellow.