Mr. Ciciola is a Principal in the Ares Commercial Finance Operations Group. Prior to joining Ares in 2014, Mr. Ciciola was a Vice President at Keltic Financial Services, where he focused on managing a portfolio of direct loan assets, including underwriting, workouts, and liquidations. Previously, Mr. Ciciola was a Vice President at Greystone Business Credit, where he focused on managing a portfolio of direct loan assets. He also was an Assistant Vice President at Webster Business Credit, where he served as a loan officer and administrator, field examiner, collateral and operations analyst. Mr. Ciciola holds a B.A. from Pace University's Lubin School of Business in Business Administration.