Paul Joubert is a Director of Ares Management GP LLC, Ares’ general partner. He is the Founding Partner of EdgeAdvisors, a privately held management consulting organization founded in July 2008 and has been a Venture Partner in Converge Venture Partners since March 2014.
From 1971 until July 2008, Paul held various positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, or PWC, an international consulting and accounting firm. During his tenure at PWC, Paul served as a Partner in the firm’s Assurance practice and led its Technology, InfoCom and Entertainment practice for the Northeast region of the United States.
Prior to that, he served as Partner-in-Charge of PWC’s Northeast Middle Market Group and Chief of Staff to the Vice-Chairman of PWC’s domestic operations. From May 2009 to September 2010, Paul served on the Board of Directors of Phaseforward, a publicly traded company that was acquired by Oracle in the fall of 2010. Paul also served on the Board of Directors and as the Audit Committee Chairman of Stream Global Services Inc. from July 2008 until March 2014, when it was acquired by Convergys Corporation. He served on the Board of Directors and as the Audit Committee Chairman for ACRE from April 2012 until June 2014.
He has also been involved with a number of professional organizations and other institutions, including the Boston Museum of Science, the National Association of Corporate Directors, the Massachusetts Innovation and Technology Exchange, as a director, and the Northeastern University Entrepreneurship Program. Paul received a B.A. from Northeastern University.