Ares joined Imperial Advisory in 2021 as a Portfolio CFO. Ares is a strategic and diversified CFO and CEO with extensive experience leading and managing all aspects of public, private and private equity owned Hospitality, Leisure and Travel Retail entities. For the past 25 years, he has served in various C-level positions, with a track record of major accomplishments in strategic profitable growth, brand building, go-to-market initiatives, and financing plans. Ares holds the CFA designation and has completed multiple mergers, acquisitions and integrations focusing on revenue generation, operational excellence, cultural integration, and leadership development. He has held CEO and President positions at Starboard Cruise Services (a Louis Vuitton subsidiary), Ship Supply International, and American Queen Steamboat/Victory Cruise Lines. He has also held senior roles at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd/Celebrity Cruises, and MSC Cruises USA.