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James  Paterson

Managing Director, Business Development Officer, Commercial Finance

Los Angeles

Mr. Paterson is a Managing Director, Business Development Officer, Commercial Finance in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on the group’s commercial finance platform. Prior to joining Ares in 2019, Mr. Paterson was a Senior Vice President, Business Development in the Business Credit Group at PNC Bank, where he focused on originating asset-based lending opportunities in the middle market in Southern California. Previously, Mr. Paterson was a Vice President, Business Development at CIT, where he was responsible for originating middle market, asset-based lending opportunities in Southern California and leading the business development efforts of CIT's supply chain finance capability across the US. In addition, Mr. Paterson has worked in both Los Angeles and New York at Credit Suisse First Boston, Donaldson, Lukfin & Jenrette, GE Capital, Jefferies & Co. and Ocean Capital Partners. Mr. Paterson holds an H.B.A. from the University of Western Ontario Ivey School of Business and an M.B.A., with distinction, from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. 

James  Paterson

Managing Director, Business Development Officer, Commercial Finance

Los Angeles

Mr. Paterson is a Managing Director, Business Development Officer, Commercial Finance in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on the group’s commercial finance platform. Prior to joining Ares in 2019, Mr. Paterson was a Senior Vice President, Business Development in the Business Credit Group at PNC Bank, where he focused on originating asset-based lending opportunities in the middle market in Southern California. Previously, Mr. Paterson was a Vice President, Business Development at CIT, where he was responsible for originating middle market, asset-based lending opportunities in Southern California and leading the business development efforts of CIT's supply chain finance capability across the US. In addition, Mr. Paterson has worked in both Los Angeles and New York at Credit Suisse First Boston, Donaldson, Lukfin & Jenrette, GE Capital, Jefferies & Co. and Ocean Capital Partners. Mr. Paterson holds an H.B.A. from the University of Western Ontario Ivey School of Business and an M.B.A., with distinction, from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.