ARCC Our Team

Our Team

Ares' Management, L.P.'s ("Ares") philosophy of offering our clients diversified investment solutions is made possible by our devoted team of investment and business professionals. Each of Ares’ investment platforms is led by a dedicated group of senior investment professionals. In addition to serving in their primary discipline, some of our professionals participate on the investment committees of and/or have responsibilities with our other investment teams. This practice ensures a consistent approach to asset management while promoting the sharing of ideas, knowledge and networks across all of our investment platforms.

Name

First Name

Last Name

Role Title

Role Title

Location

Location

Joseph Allio

Vice President

Dallas

Joseph

Allio

Vice President

Dallas

 

Joseph Allio - Vice President

Mr. Allio serves as a Vice President in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on power and energy direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2014, Mr. Allio was a Vice President in the Energy Investment Banking Group at Stephens Inc. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Ohio University College of Business Financial Advisory Council. Mr. Allio holds a B.B.A. from Ohio University in Finance and Economics.

Douglas Bolton

Principal

Chicago

Douglas

Bolton

Principal

Chicago

 

Douglas Bolton - Principal

Mr. Bolton is a Principal in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on U.S. direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2010, Mr. Bolton was an Associate at Wind Point Partners in Chicago, where he focused on reviewing, analyzing and structuring private equity investments. Previously, Mr. Bolton was a Senior Analyst in the Consumer Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in Chicago. In addition, he was an Analyst in the Leveraged Finance Group at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. in New York. Mr. Bolton holds a B.S. from Indiana University in Accounting and Finance and holds an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School.

Christine Campanelli

Principal

Chicago

Christine

Campanelli

Principal

Chicago

 

Christine Campanelli - Principal

Ms. Campanelli is a Principal in the Ares Credit Group, where she focuses on U.S. direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2010, Ms. Campanelli was an Associate at GTCR Golder Rauner in Chicago, where she focused on reviewing, analyzing and structuring private equity investments. Previously, Ms. Campanelli was an Analyst in the Leveraged Finance Group at Deutsche Bank Securities in New York. Ms. Campanelli holds a B.S. from Indiana University in Accounting and Finance and an M.B.A. from Indiana University.

Alex Dashiell

Managing Director

New York

Alex

Dashiell

Managing Director

New York

 

Alex Dashiell - Managing Director

Mr. Dashiell is a Managing Director in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on U.S. direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in April 2010, Mr. Dashiell was a Senior Associate at Allied Capital, where he focused on evaluating, structuring and executing mezzanine and equity investments. Previously, he was an Associate in the Investment Banking Group at Bank of America Securities, where he focused on execution of mergers and acquisitions, as well as equity and debt financings spanning various industries. In addition, Mr. Dashiell was a Credit Analyst at Bank of America. Mr. Dashiell holds a B.S. from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia in Finance and is a CFA® charterholder.

Adam Ferrarini

Principal

New York

Adam

Ferrarini

Principal

New York

 

Adam Ferrarini - Principal

Mr. Ferrarini is a Principal in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on U.S. direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2010, he was an Analyst at Imperial Capital, where he focused on investment banking. Mr. Ferrarini holds a B.B.A. from the University of Massachusetts in Finance, as well as a B.A. in English.

Alex Foreman

Principal

New York

Alex

Foreman

Principal

New York

 

Alex Foreman - Principal

Mr. Foreman is a Principal in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on U.S. direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in August 2008, Mr. Foreman was an Analyst in the Leveraged Finance Group and High Yield Syndicate Desk at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he focused on bank loan and high yield bond financings for corporate and sponsor clients, as well as high yield syndication. Mr. Foreman holds a B.B.A., with distinction, from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School in Accounting, Finance and Management.

Jeff Hasselman

Principal

Los Angeles

Jeff

Hasselman

Principal

Los Angeles

 

Jeff Hasselman - Principal

Mr. Hasselman is a Principal in Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on venture finance. Prior to joining Ares in 2016, Mr. Hasselman was a Senior Vice President in the Venture Capital Group at Comerica Inc., where he focused on originating, structuring and managing investment opportunities with venture-backed early stage technology companies. Previously, Mr. Hasselman was a Vice President at MMV Financial Inc., where he focused on originating venture loans to technology companies. In addition, Mr. Hasselman was a Senior Derivatives Trader at Marquette Partners LP, HTG Capital Partners LLC and Crown Trading, where he focused on partnership equity in electronic global futures markets. Mr. Hasselman holds a B.A. and an M.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in Finance.

Brian Kim

Principal

Los Angeles

Brian

Kim

Principal

Los Angeles

 

Brian Kim - Principal

Mr. Kim is a Principal in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on U.S. direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2007, he was an Investment Banking Analyst at UBS Investment Bank, where he focused on constructing financial models and performing equity and debt analyses. Mr. Kim holds a B.A. from the University of California San Diego in Economics.

Justin Lawrence

Vice President

New York

Justin

Lawrence

Vice President

New York

 

Justin Lawrence - Vice President

Mr. Lawrence is a Vice President in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on U.S. direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2010, Mr. Lawrence was an Associate at MidOcean Partners, where he focused on evaluating, structuring and executing private equity investments. Previously, Mr. Lawrence was an Analyst in the Financial Sponsors Group at Merrill Lynch. Mr. Lawrence holds a B.S.B.A. from Georgetown University in Accounting and Finance.

Neil Laws

Principal

Los Angeles

Neil

Laws

Principal

Los Angeles

 

Neil Laws - Principal

Mr. Laws is a Principal in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on U.S. direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2007, he was an Investment Banking Analyst at UBS Investment Bank, where he focused on constructing financial models and performing equity and debt analyses. Mr. Laws holds a B.B.A., with distinction, from the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business, with emphases in Finance and Business Information Technology.

Philip LeRoy

Managing Director

New York

Philip

LeRoy

Managing Director

New York

 

Philip LeRoy - Managing Director

Mr. LeRoy is a Managing Director in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on U.S. direct lending, including portfolio management and valuation. Prior to joining Ares in 2010, he was a Senior Manager in the Transaction Advisory Services Division of Ernst & Young, where he focused on valuation of equity and debt instruments. Mr. LeRoy began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He holds a B.S. from Lehigh University in Industrial Engineering.

Steven Michau

Managing Director

Chicago

Steven

Michau

Managing Director

Chicago

 

Steven Michau - Managing Director

Mr. Michau is a Managing Director in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on venture finance. Prior to joining Ares in 2012, Mr. Michau was a Director at BlueCrest Capital, where he focused on underwriting new investment opportunities and portfolio monitoring. Previously, he was the Director of Corporate Development at Huron Consulting Group, where he focused on managing all mergers and acquisitions activity. In addition, Mr. Michau was a Vice President in the Risk Management Group of GE Global Media & Communications, where he focused on middle-market senior debt transactions in addition to venture debt opportunities. Previously, he was a Portfolio Manager at Heller Venture Finance. Mr. Michau holds a B.S. from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in Finance and an M.B.A from the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, where he was on the Dean’s List.

Peter Ogilvie

Principal

New York

Peter

Ogilvie

Principal

New York

 

Peter Ogilvie - Principal

Mr. Ogilvie is a Principal in the Ares Strategy and Relationship Management Group and has additionally held roles in Ares Credit Group. Prior to joining Ares in 2007, Mr. Ogilvie worked in the Leveraged Finance and Restructuring Group at Credit Suisse, where he focused on analyzing financial alternatives and capital structure solutions for below investment grade companies. Mr. Ogilvie holds a B.A. from Yale University in Economics.

Jason Park

Managing Director

Los Angeles

Jason

Park

Managing Director

Los Angeles

 

Jason Park - Managing Director

Mr. Park is a Managing Director in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on U.S. direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2008, Mr. Park was an Associate in the Leveraged Finance Origination Group and Debt Capital Markets Group of Credit Suisse, where he focused on financings for leveraged buyouts and general corporate refinancings, as well as investment grade bond transactions. Mr.Park holds a B.A. in Economics from Carleton College.

Mike Roth

Principal

New York

Mike

Roth

Principal

New York

 

Mike Roth - Principal

Mr. Roth is a Principal in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on power and energy direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2011, Mr. Roth was an Assistant Vice President at EIG Global Energy Partners, where he focused on evaluating, structuring and executing mezzanine debt transactions in the power generation sector. Mr. Roth began his career at JPMorgan, where he focused initially on supporting the investment bank’s chief credit executive covering the Real Estate, Lodging and Gaming sectors, and more recently, in the Structured Finance CLO Group, focused on the bank’s warehouse credit book exposure and helped manage a portfolio of high yield securities. Mr. Roth holds a B.S. from Cornell University in Applied Economics and Management.

Damian Sclafani

Principal

New York

Damian

Sclafani

Principal

New York

 

Damian Sclafani - Principal

Mr. Sclafani is a Principal in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on U.S. direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2010, Mr. Sclafani was an Analyst in the Syndicated and Leveraged Finance and Mid-Corporate Groups at J.P Morgan. Mr. Sclafani holds a B.B.A., magna cum laude, from University of Notre Dame in Finance and Sociology.

Andrew Stewart

Principal

New York

Andrew

Stewart

Principal

New York

 

Andrew Stewart - Principal

Mr. Stewart is a Principal in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on U.S. direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2014, Mr. Stewart was a Principal at Arrowhead Mezzanine, where he focused on originating, analyzing, and structuring middle market junior debt investments. Previously, he was an Analyst at Merrill Lynch, where he focused on constructing financial models and performing equity and debt analyses. Mr. Stewart holds a B.A., cum laude, from Middlebury College with a double major in Economics and Spanish. He also holds an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business in Finance.

Chrissy Svejnar

Managing Director

New York

Chrissy

Svejnar

Managing Director

New York

 

Chrissy Svejnar - Managing Director

Ms. Svejnar is a Managing Director in the Ares Credit Group, where she focuses on U.S. direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2006, Ms. Svejnar was an Analyst at GE Capital Global Media & Communications, where she focused on providing debt financing to mid-market media firms. Previously, Ms. Svejnar participated in the GE Capital Financial Management Program and completed roles in risk portfolio analytics and financial planning analytics. Ms. Svejnar holds a B.A. from Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business in Finance.

Adam Schatzow

Principal

New York

Adam

Schatzow

Principal

New York

 

Adam Schatzow - Principal

Mr. Schatzow is a Principal in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on U.S. Direct Lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2017, Mr. Schatzow was a Principal in the Sponsor Finance Group at American Capital, Ltd., where he focused on origination, evaluation, execution and monitoring of investments. Previously, Mr. Schatzow was a Vice President at BNY Mellon-Alcentra Mezzanine Partners. In addition, Mr. Schatzow was an Analyst at Peter J. Solomon Company. He also serves on the Board of Directors of The New York Private Equity Network (NYPEN). Mr. Schatzow holds a B.A., with honors, from Washington University in International Studies.

Nicholas Skibo

Vice President

Bethesda

Nicholas

Skibo

Vice President

Bethesda

 

Nicholas Skibo - Vice President

Mr. Skibo is a Vice President in Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on U.S. direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2017, Mr. Skibo was a Vice President in the Equity Capital Markets group at American Capital, Ltd., where he focused on the development of its asset management platform. Previously, Mr. Skibo was a Management Consultant at a boutique consulting firm, where he focused on corporate development and raising capital for growth stage companies. He began his career as an Investment Accountant for mutual funds and hedge funds. Mr. Skibo holds a B.S. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Finance. Mr. Skibo is a CFA® charterholder and holds a CAIA designation.

Nick Walters

Principal

New York

Nick

Walters

Principal

New York

 

Nick Walters - Principal

Mr. Walters is a Principal in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on U.S. direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2007, Mr. Walters was an Investment Banking Analyst in the Leveraged Finance Group at Wachovia Securities. Mr. Walters holds a B.A. from Princeton University in Economics.

Chris York

Managing Director

New York

Chris

York

Managing Director

New York

 

Chris York - Managing Director

Mr. York is a Managing Director in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on capital markets activities. Prior to joining Ares in 2015, Mr. York was a Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he focused on par loan sales. Previously, Mr. York held various leveraged finance oriented positions at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (and predecessors), where he focused on structuring, origination and credit investing. Mr. York holds a B.S. from Wake Forest University in Business with a dual major in Economics.

Kristle Yerby

Vice President

Bethesda

Kristle

Yerby

Vice President

Bethesda

 

Kristle Yerby - Vice President

Ms. Yerby is a Vice President in the Ares Credit Group, where she focuses on U.S. direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2017, Ms. Yerby was a Vice President on the Financial Analysis and Consulting Team at American Capital, Ltd., where she focused on portfolio reporting and valuation. Ms. Yerby holds a B.S., magna cum laude, from the University of Maryland in Finance. Ms. Yerby is a CFA ® charterholder.

Name

First Name

Last Name

Role Title

Role Title

Location

Location

Steven Alexander

Managing Director

New York

Steven

Alexander

Managing Director

New York

 

Steven Alexander - Managing Director

Mr. Alexander is a Managing Director of Ivy Hill Asset Management, where he has been employed since July 2010. Additionally, he serves as a member of the Ivy Hill Asset Management Investment Committee. Prior to joining Ares in 2010, Mr. Alexander was a Vice President in the Asset Management Group at Allied Capital Corporation upon its acquisition of the management contracts of Emporia Capital Management in March 2009. Previously, Mr. Alexander was a Co-Founder and Director at Emporia Capital Management, LLC, a middle market CLO platform, where he focused on overseeing underwriting, portfolio management and operations. In addition, Mr. Alexander was a Manager at PB (fka BHF) Capital Corporation, where he focused on underwriting and portfolio management of middle market loans. In addition, Mr. Alexander worked in Ernst & Young’s financial consulting unit, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions, capital raising opportunities and valuations. Mr. Alexander holds a B.S. from Yeshiva University and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.

Michael Bedore

Principal

New York

Michael

Bedore

Principal

New York

 

Michael Bedore - Principal

Mr. Bedore is a Principal of Ivy Hill Asset Management, where he has been employed since July 2010. Prior to joining Ares in 2010, Mr. Bedore was a Co-Founder and Principal of Emporia Capital Management, where he focused on originating and running the Emporia funds, prior to its management contracts being acquired by Allied Capital Corporation in March 2009. Previously, Mr. Bedore was the Head of Asset Based Lending at PB Capital. In addition, he has held various portfolio management and workout responsibilities at GMAC Commercial Finance, Fleet Capital and Bank of America Business Credit. Mr. Bedore holds a B.S. from the State University of New York in Business Administration and Finance and an M.S. from Pace University in Accounting.

Jonathan Blum

Vice President

New York

Jonathan

Blum

Vice President

New York

 

Jonathan Blum - Vice President

Mr. Blum is a Vice President of Ivy Hill Asset Management, where he has been employed since May 2010. Prior to joining Ares in 2010, Mr. Blum was an Analyst at CIFC. Previously, Mr. Blum was a Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Blum holds a B.S., summa cum laude, from Binghamton University in Management with a concentration in Finance and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School in Finance.

Kevin Braddish

President and Head of Ivy Hill Asset Management

New York

Kevin

Braddish

President and Head of Ivy Hill Asset Management

New York

 

Kevin Braddish - President and Head of Ivy Hill Asset Management

Mr. Braddish is the President and Head of Ivy Hill Asset Management, L.P. (“IHAM”), where he has been employed since July 2010. Mr. Braddish is a Director of and the President and Chief Executive Officer of American Capital Senior Floating, Ltd. (NASDAQ:ACSF). Additionally, he is a member of the Ivy Hill Asset Management Investment Committee. Prior to joining Ares in 2010, Mr. Braddish was a Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Emporia Capital Management, LLC. Previously, Mr. Braddish was a Managing Director and Group Head for Commercial Lending at PB Capital, where he focused on portfolio management. In addition, he was Managing Director of the Leveraged Finance Group, where he focused on the unit’s origination, underwriting and syndication of middle market loans to private equity groups. In addition, Mr. Braddish was a Senior Originator in the Commercial Finance Group of GE CapitalGroup. Mr. Braddish began his career at The Bank of New York, where he focused on a range of lending areas, including middle market lending and leveraged finance. Mr. Braddish holds a B.A. from The College of William & Mary in Business Administration and holds an M.B.A. from Adelphi University in Finance.

Ryan S. Cascade

Partner

Tarrytown

Ryan S.

Cascade

Partner

Tarrytown

 

Ryan S. Cascade - Partner

Mr. Cascade is a Partner and Head of Ares Commercial Finance in the Ares Credit Group and serves as a member of the Ares Credit Group’s Commercial Finance Investment Committee and the Ivy Hill Asset Management Investment Committee. Previously, he was employed by Ivy Hill Asset Management as a Managing Director and Co-President beginning in July 2010. Prior to joining Ares in 2006, Mr. Cascade was a Vice President in Risk and Originations at GE Global Sponsor Finance, where he focused on originating and structuring middle market private equity and leveraged finance transactions. In addition, Mr. Cascade was a Senior Accountant at Coopers & Lybrand LLP. Mr. Cascade holds a B.A., summa cum laude, from Michigan State University in Accounting and Finance and an M.B.A. from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

Shelly Cleary

Managing Director

New York

Shelly

Cleary

Managing Director

New York

 

Shelly Cleary - Managing Director

Ms. Cleary is a Managing Director at Ivy Hill Asset Management, L.P. (“IHAM”), where she has been employed since July 2010. She additionally serves as Vice President of and a Portfolio Manager of American Capital Senior Floating, Ltd. (NASDAQ:ACSF). She also serves as a member of the Ivy Hill Asset Management Investment Committee. Prior to joining Ares in 2008, Ms. Cleary was an Assistant Vice President at CIT Sponsor Finance, where she focused on evaluating new investment opportunities and performed credit due diligence on potential investments. Previously, Ms. Cleary was an Analyst at GE Global Sponsor Finance, where she completed GE’s Investment Analyst program. Ms. Cleary holds a B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College in Finance and Accounting.

Adam James

Principal

New York

Adam

James

Principal

New York

 

Adam James - Principal

Mr. James is a Principal of Ivy Hill Asset Management, where he has been employed since July 2010. Prior to joining Ares in 2010, Mr. James was an Associate at CIT Problem Loan Management, where he focused on a portfolio of media and sports credits in various stages of restructuring. Previously, Mr. James was an Associate in the Communications, Media and Entertainment Group of CIT, where he focused on covering sponsors, underwriting and executing leveraged transactions and managing a portfolio of credits. Mr. James holds a B.A. from Villanova University in Finance and Economics and an M.S. from Villanova University in Finance.

Catherine Scaillier

Principal

New York

Catherine

Scaillier

Principal

New York

 

Catherine Scaillier - Principal

Ms. Scaillier is a Principal at Ivy Hill Asset Management, where she has been employed since July 2010 and focuses on covering media and broadcasting, cable, satellite and telecommunications, business equipment and services, manufacturing and industrials, healthcare and pharmaceuticals. Prior to joining Ares in 2009, she was a Senior Investment Analyst at Katonah Debt Advisors, where she focused on covering the automotive, aerospace and defense, food, beverage and restaurant industries. Previously, Ms. Scaillier was a Director at BNP Paribas, where she focused on covering private equity firms and structured and executed senior, mezzanine, bridge and high yield financings for leveraged buy-outs across a broad range of industries. In addition, she was a Director of the Leveraged Finance Group of SG Cowen in New York, where she focused on structuring and executing financings for leveraged acquisitions, recapitalizations, restructurings and corporate financings. Previously, she held a variety of roles at Société Générale including in its Specialized Structured Finance Group, where she focused on distressed loan management and acquisition financings, in its French Desk as a Relationship Manager, where she focused on a loan portfolio comprised of English subsidiaries and branches of French multinationals and as its Indian Desk Manager. Ms. Scaillier holds a B.B.A. from Ecole Supérieure Libre des Sciences Commerciales Appliquées in Finance and Banking and received a Corporate Finance Certificate from London Business School.

Stephanie Setyadi

Managing Director

New York

Stephanie

Setyadi

Managing Director

New York

 

Stephanie Setyadi - Managing Director

Ms. Setyadi is a Managing Director at Ivy Hill Asset Management, where she has been employed since July 2010. Additionally, Ms. Setyadi serves as a member of the Ivy Hill Asset Management Investment Committee. Prior to joining Ares in 2009, she was an Associate at Credit Suisse, where she focused on working with leveraged loan asset managers to structure and execute CLO transactions. Previously, Ms. Setyadi was a member of the Research Associate program at The Vanguard Group, where she focused on supporting senior credit analysts covering various industrial sectors. Ms. Setyadi holds a B.S., summa cum laude, from Cornell Universityin Applied Economics and Management and is a CFA® charterholder.

 

Name

First Name

Last Name

Role Title

Role Title

Location

Location

Mark Affolter

Partner

Chicago

Mark

Affolter

Partner

Chicago

 

Mark Affolter - Partner

Mr. Affolter is a Partner and Portfolio Manager in the Ares Credit Group, Central Region Head for U.S. direct lending and a member of the Management Committee of Ares Management. Additionally, Mr. Affolter serves as a member of the Ares Credit Group's U.S. Direct Lending Investment Committee. Prior to joining Ares in 2008, Mr. Affolter was a Managing Director at CIT, where he focused on building its sponsor finance business. Previously, Mr. Affolter was a Senior Managing Director at GE Capital in its sponsor finance business and a Senior Vice President at Heller Financial, leading its mezzanine finance business in corporate finance. He currently serves on the Alumni Board of Governors and Regional Campaign Committee of Washington University and holds an A.B. from Washington University in Economics.

Mark Affolter

Partner

Chicago

Mark

Affolter

Partner

Chicago

 

Mark Affolter - Partner

Mr. Affolter is a Partner and Portfolio Manager in the Ares Credit Group, Central Region Head for U.S. direct lending and a member of the Management Committee of Ares Management. Additionally, Mr. Affolter serves as a member of the Ares Credit Group's U.S. Direct Lending Investment Committee. Prior to joining Ares in 2008, Mr. Affolter was a Managing Director at CIT, where he focused on building its sponsor finance business. Previously, Mr. Affolter was a Senior Managing Director at GE Capital in its sponsor finance business and a Senior Vice President at Heller Financial, leading its mezzanine finance business in corporate finance. He currently serves on the Alumni Board of Governors and Regional Campaign Committee of Washington University and holds an A.B. from Washington University in Economics.

Steven Alexander

Managing Director

New York

Steven

Alexander

Managing Director

New York

 

Steven Alexander - Managing Director

Mr. Alexander is a Managing Director of Ivy Hill Asset Management, where he has been employed since July 2010. Additionally, he serves as a member of the Ivy Hill Asset Management Investment Committee. Prior to joining Ares in 2010, Mr. Alexander was a Vice President in the Asset Management Group at Allied Capital Corporation upon its acquisition of the management contracts of Emporia Capital Management in March 2009. Previously, Mr. Alexander was a Co-Founder and Director at Emporia Capital Management, LLC, a middle market CLO platform, where he focused on overseeing underwriting, portfolio management and operations. In addition, Mr. Alexander was a Manager at PB (fka BHF) Capital Corporation, where he focused on underwriting and portfolio management of middle market loans. In addition, Mr. Alexander worked in Ernst & Young’s financial consulting unit, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions, capital raising opportunities and valuations. Mr. Alexander holds a B.S. from Yeshiva University and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.

Joseph Allio

Vice President

Dallas

Joseph

Allio

Vice President

Dallas

 

Joseph Allio - Vice President

Mr. Allio serves as a Vice President in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on power and energy direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2014, Mr. Allio was a Vice President in the Energy Investment Banking Group at Stephens Inc. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Ohio University College of Business Financial Advisory Council. Mr. Allio holds a B.B.A. from Ohio University in Finance and Economics.

Michael Arougheti

Co-Founder and President of Ares; Partner of Ares Credit Group

New York

Michael

Arougheti

Co-Founder and President of Ares; Partner of Ares Credit Group

New York

 

Michael Arougheti - Co-Founder and President of Ares; Partner of Ares Credit Group

Mr. Arougheti has served as Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of ARCC since July 2014, as Director of ARCC since 2009 and as an Executive Vice President of ARCC since October 2014. Mr. Arougheti previously served as Chief Executive Officer of ARCC from May 2013 to July 2014, and President of ARCC from May 2004 to May 2013. Mr. Arougheti is a Co-Founder and President of Ares. He is a Partner in the Ares Credit Group and serves as a member of the Board of Directors and Management Committee of Ares. Mr. Arougheti also is a member of the Ares Credit Group’s U.S. and European Direct Lending Investment Committees, the Ares Equity Income Opportunity Strategy Portfolio Review Committee and the Ares Operations Management Group. Mr. Arougheti may from time to time serve as an officer, director or principal of entities affiliated with Ares Management or of investment funds managed by Ares Management and its affiliates. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Arougheti was employed by Royal Bank of Canada, where he was a Managing Partner of the Principal Finance Group of RBC Capital Partners and a member of the firm's Mezzanine Investment Committee. At RBC Capital Partners, Mr. Arougheti oversaw an investment team that originated, managed and monitored a diverse portfolio of middle market leveraged loans, senior and junior subordinated debt, preferred equity and common stock and warrants on behalf of RBC and other third party institutional investors. Mr. Arougheti joined Royal Bank of Canada in October 2001 from Indosuez Capital, where he was a Principal, responsible for originating, structuring and executing leveraged transactions across a broad range of products and asset classes. Mr. Arougheti also sat on the firm's Investment Committee. Prior to joining Indosuez in 1994, Mr. Arougheti worked at Kidder, Peabody & Co., where he was a member of the firm's Mergers and Acquisitions Group. In addition to serving as Chairman of the board of directors of Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation, Mr. Arougheti also serves on the boards of directors of Riverspace Arts and Operation HOPE. Mr. Arougheti received a B.A. in Ethics, Politics and Economics, cum laude, from Yale University.

Michael Arougheti

Co-Chairman and Executive Vice President

New York

Michael

Arougheti

Co-Chairman and Executive Vice President

New York

 

Michael Arougheti - Co-Chairman and Executive Vice President

Mr. Arougheti has served as Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of ARCC since July 2014, as Director of ARCC since 2009 and as an Executive Vice President of ARCC since October 2014. Mr. Arougheti previously served as Chief Executive Officer of ARCC from May 2013 to July 2014, and President of ARCC from May 2004 to May 2013. Mr. Arougheti is a Co-Founder and President of Ares. He is a Partner in the Ares Credit Group and serves as a member of the Board of Directors and Management Committee of Ares. Mr. Arougheti also is a member of the Ares Credit Group’s U.S. and European Direct Lending Investment Committees, the Ares Equity Income Opportunity Strategy Portfolio Review Committee and the Ares Operations Management Group. Mr. Arougheti may from time to time serve as an officer, director or principal of entities affiliated with Ares Management or of investment funds managed by Ares Management and its affiliates. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Arougheti was employed by Royal Bank of Canada, where he was a Managing Partner of the Principal Finance Group of RBC Capital Partners and a member of the firm's Mezzanine Investment Committee. At RBC Capital Partners, Mr. Arougheti oversaw an investment team that originated, managed and monitored a diverse portfolio of middle market leveraged loans, senior and junior subordinated debt, preferred equity and common stock and warrants on behalf of RBC and other third party institutional investors. Mr. Arougheti joined Royal Bank of Canada in October 2001 from Indosuez Capital, where he was a Principal, responsible for originating, structuring and executing leveraged transactions across a broad range of products and asset classes. Mr. Arougheti also sat on the firm's Investment Committee. Prior to joining Indosuez in 1994, Mr. Arougheti worked at Kidder, Peabody & Co., where he was a member of the firm's Mergers and Acquisitions Group. In addition to serving as Chairman of the board of directors of Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation, Mr. Arougheti also serves on the boards of directors of Riverspace Arts and Operation HOPE. Mr. Arougheti received a B.A. in Ethics, Politics and Economics, cum laude, from Yale University.

Michael Arougheti

Co-Chairman and Executive Vice President of Ares Capital Corporation; Co-Founder and President of Ares and Partner of Ares Credit Group

New York

Michael

Arougheti

Co-Chairman and Executive Vice President of Ares Capital Corporation; Co-Founder and President of Ares and Partner of Ares Credit Group

New York

 

Michael Arougheti - Co-Chairman and Executive Vice President of Ares Capital Corporation; Co-Founder and President of Ares and Partner of Ares Credit Group

Mr. Arougheti has served as Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of ARCC since July 2014, as Director of ARCC since 2009 and as an Executive Vice President of ARCC since October 2014. Mr. Arougheti previously served as Chief Executive Officer of ARCC from May 2013 to July 2014, and President of ARCC from May 2004 to May 2013. Mr. Arougheti is a Co-Founder and President of Ares. He is a Partner in the Ares Credit Group and serves as a member of the Board of Directors and Management Committee of Ares. Mr. Arougheti also is a member of the Ares Credit Group’s U.S. and European Direct Lending Investment Committees, the Ares Equity Income Opportunity Strategy Portfolio Review Committee and the Ares Operations Management Group. Mr. Arougheti may from time to time serve as an officer, director or principal of entities affiliated with Ares Management or of investment funds managed by Ares Management and its affiliates. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Arougheti was employed by Royal Bank of Canada, where he was a Managing Partner of the Principal Finance Group of RBC Capital Partners and a member of the firm's Mezzanine Investment Committee. At RBC Capital Partners, Mr. Arougheti oversaw an investment team that originated, managed and monitored a diverse portfolio of middle market leveraged loans, senior and junior subordinated debt, preferred equity and common stock and warrants on behalf of RBC and other third party institutional investors. Mr. Arougheti joined Royal Bank of Canada in October 2001 from Indosuez Capital, where he was a Principal, responsible for originating, structuring and executing leveraged transactions across a broad range of products and asset classes. Mr. Arougheti also sat on the firm's Investment Committee. Prior to joining Indosuez in 1994, Mr. Arougheti worked at Kidder, Peabody & Co., where he was a member of the firm's Mergers and Acquisitions Group. In addition to serving as Chairman of the board of directors of Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation, Mr. Arougheti also serves on the boards of directors of Riverspace Arts and Operation HOPE. Mr. Arougheti received a B.A. in Ethics, Politics and Economics, cum laude, from Yale University.

Michael Arougheti

Co-Chairman and Executive Vice President of Ares Capital Corporation; Co-Founder and President of Ares and Partner of Ares Credit Group

New York

Michael

Arougheti

Co-Chairman and Executive Vice President of Ares Capital Corporation; Co-Founder and President of Ares and Partner of Ares Credit Group

New York

 

Michael Arougheti - Co-Chairman and Executive Vice President of Ares Capital Corporation; Co-Founder and President of Ares and Partner of Ares Credit Group

Mr. Arougheti has served as Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of ARCC since July 2014, as Director of ARCC since 2009 and as an Executive Vice President of ARCC since October 2014. Mr. Arougheti previously served as Chief Executive Officer of ARCC from May 2013 to July 2014, and President of ARCC from May 2004 to May 2013. Mr. Arougheti is a Co-Founder and President of Ares. He is a Partner in the Ares Credit Group and serves as a member of the Board of Directors and Management Committee of Ares. Mr. Arougheti also is a member of the Ares Credit Group’s U.S. and European Direct Lending Investment Committees, the Ares Equity Income Opportunity Strategy Portfolio Review Committee and the Ares Operations Management Group. Mr. Arougheti may from time to time serve as an officer, director or principal of entities affiliated with Ares Management or of investment funds managed by Ares Management and its affiliates. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Arougheti was employed by Royal Bank of Canada, where he was a Managing Partner of the Principal Finance Group of RBC Capital Partners and a member of the firm's Mezzanine Investment Committee. At RBC Capital Partners, Mr. Arougheti oversaw an investment team that originated, managed and monitored a diverse portfolio of middle market leveraged loans, senior and junior subordinated debt, preferred equity and common stock and warrants on behalf of RBC and other third party institutional investors. Mr. Arougheti joined Royal Bank of Canada in October 2001 from Indosuez Capital, where he was a Principal, responsible for originating, structuring and executing leveraged transactions across a broad range of products and asset classes. Mr. Arougheti also sat on the firm's Investment Committee. Prior to joining Indosuez in 1994, Mr. Arougheti worked at Kidder, Peabody & Co., where he was a member of the firm's Mergers and Acquisitions Group. In addition to serving as Chairman of the board of directors of Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation, Mr. Arougheti also serves on the boards of directors of Riverspace Arts and Operation HOPE. Mr. Arougheti received a B.A. in Ethics, Politics and Economics, cum laude, from Yale University.

Steve Bartlett

Director

Steve

Bartlett

Director

 

Steve Bartlett - Director

Mr. Bartlett has served as a Director of ARCC since 2012 and currently serves on the audit committee. Mr. Bartlett has been a consultant since 2012, providing strategic independent consulting services to several U.S. corporations. From 1999 to 2012, Mr. Bartlett served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Services Roundtable. Mr. Bartlett currently sits on the board of directors of the Homeownership Preservation Foundation (HPF). In 2001, Mr. Bartlett served on the President's Commission on Excellence in Special Education. Mr. Bartlett previously served as the Mayor of Dallas, Texas from 1991 to 1995, a member of the United States Congress from 1983 to 1991, and a member of the Dallas City Council from 1977 to 1981. Mr. Bartlett also founded Meridian Products Corporation, a manufacturer of injection molded plastics in 1976. Mr. Bartlett previously served on the Board of Governors of the National YMCA, the board of directors of BIPAC and Easter Seals of Greater Washington, D.C., and the board of directors for the following companies: Centene Corporation (NYSE), IMCO Recycling, Inc. (NYSE), KB Home Corporation (NYSE), Sun Coast Industries (NYSE), Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ), Dallas Can! and Grace Presbyterian Village. Mr. Bartlett also served as co-chair of Character Counts of Dallas and chair of the Trinity Trails. Mr. Bartlett also served on the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport Board. Mr. Bartlett graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1971, later serving as a guest lecturer at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.

Ann Torre Bates

Director

Ann Torre

Bates

Director

 

Ann Torre Bates - Director

Ms. Bates has served as a Director of ARCC since 2010 and is currently the chairperson of the audit committee.  Ms. Bates currently dedicates her time serving on the boards of directors of several companies primarily in the financial sector. From 1997 to 2012, Ms. Bates was a strategic and financial consultant, principally with respect to corporate finance matters. From 1995 to 1997, Ms. Bates served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of NHP, Inc., a national real estate services firm. From 1991 to 1995, Ms. Bates was Vice President and Treasurer of US Airways, and held various finance positions from 1988 to 1991. She currently serves on the board of directors of United Natural Foods, Inc. and is a director or trustee of 19 investment companies in the Franklin Templeton Group of Mutual Funds. She previously served as a director of Allied Capital Corporation from 2003 to 2010 ,SLM Corporation from 1997 to 2014 and Navient Corporation from 2014 to 2016. Ms. Bates holds a B.B.A. in Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. in Finance and Economics from Cornell University.

Michael Bedore

Principal

New York

Michael

Bedore

Principal

New York

 

Michael Bedore - Principal

Mr. Bedore is a Principal of Ivy Hill Asset Management, where he has been employed since July 2010. Prior to joining Ares in 2010, Mr. Bedore was a Co-Founder and Principal of Emporia Capital Management, where he focused on originating and running the Emporia funds, prior to its management contracts being acquired by Allied Capital Corporation in March 2009. Previously, Mr. Bedore was the Head of Asset Based Lending at PB Capital. In addition, he has held various portfolio management and workout responsibilities at GMAC Commercial Finance, Fleet Capital and Bank of America Business Credit. Mr. Bedore holds a B.S. from the State University of New York in Business Administration and Finance and an M.S. from Pace University in Accounting.

Joshua Bloomstein

Vice President; General Counsel and Secretary

New York

Joshua

Bloomstein

Vice President; General Counsel and Secretary

New York

 

Joshua Bloomstein - Vice President; General Counsel and Secretary

Mr. Bloomstein serves as the General Counsel, Vice President and Secretary of ARCC. Additionally, he is Vice President and Assistant Secretary of American Capital Senior Floating, Ltd. (NASDAQ:ACSF) and Vice President and Assistant Secretary of CION Ares Diversified Credit Fund. He joined Ares in November 2006 and currently serves as a Partner and Co-General Counsel (Credit) and Deputy General Counsel (Corporate) of Ares Management, and may from time to time serve as an officer, director or principal of entities affiliated with Ares Management or of investment funds managed by Ares Management and its affiliates. He is also a member of the Ares Enterprise Risk Committee. Prior to joining Ares, Mr. Bloomstein was an attorney with Latham & Watkins LLP specializing in leveraged buyouts and private equity investments as well as general partnership and corporate matters. Mr. Bloomstein graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Political Science from the State University of New York at Albany and received a J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Miami, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif.

Jonathan Blum

Vice President

New York

Jonathan

Blum

Vice President

New York

 

Jonathan Blum - Vice President

Mr. Blum is a Vice President of Ivy Hill Asset Management, where he has been employed since May 2010. Prior to joining Ares in 2010, Mr. Blum was an Analyst at CIFC. Previously, Mr. Blum was a Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Blum holds a B.S., summa cum laude, from Binghamton University in Management with a concentration in Finance and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School in Finance.

Douglas Bolton

Principal

Chicago

Douglas

Bolton

Principal

Chicago

 

Douglas Bolton - Principal

Mr. Bolton is a Principal in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on U.S. direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2010, Mr. Bolton was an Associate at Wind Point Partners in Chicago, where he focused on reviewing, analyzing and structuring private equity investments. Previously, Mr. Bolton was a Senior Analyst in the Consumer Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in Chicago. In addition, he was an Analyst in the Leveraged Finance Group at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. in New York. Mr. Bolton holds a B.S. from Indiana University in Accounting and Finance and holds an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School.

Kevin Braddish

President and Head of Ivy Hill Asset Management

New York

Kevin

Braddish

President and Head of Ivy Hill Asset Management

New York

 

Kevin Braddish - President and Head of Ivy Hill Asset Management

Mr. Braddish is the President and Head of Ivy Hill Asset Management, L.P. (“IHAM”), where he has been employed since July 2010. Mr. Braddish is a Director of and the President and Chief Executive Officer of American Capital Senior Floating, Ltd. (NASDAQ:ACSF). Additionally, he is a member of the Ivy Hill Asset Management Investment Committee. Prior to joining Ares in 2010, Mr. Braddish was a Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Emporia Capital Management, LLC. Previously, Mr. Braddish was a Managing Director and Group Head for Commercial Lending at PB Capital, where he focused on portfolio management. In addition, he was Managing Director of the Leveraged Finance Group, where he focused on the unit’s origination, underwriting and syndication of middle market loans to private equity groups. In addition, Mr. Braddish was a Senior Originator in the Commercial Finance Group of GE CapitalGroup. Mr. Braddish began his career at The Bank of New York, where he focused on a range of lending areas, including middle market lending and leveraged finance. Mr. Braddish holds a B.A. from The College of William & Mary in Business Administration and holds an M.B.A. from Adelphi University in Finance.

Ryan Brauns

Managing Director

New York

Ryan

Brauns

Managing Director

New York

 

Ryan Brauns - Managing Director

Mr. Brauns is a Managing Director in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on U.S. direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2017, Mr. Brauns was a Managing Director and Head of Sponsor Finance at American Capital, Ltd., where he focused on building American Capital, Ltd.’s sponsor finance business. Previously, Mr. Brauns was a Vice President at GE Capital, where he focused on senior debt and second lien transactions, sourced through equity sponsors and the bank market, for leveraged middle market companies across a variety of sectors. In addition, Mr. Brauns was an Associate at Lazard, where he focused on structured products. Mr. Brauns holds a B.S., summa cum laude, from Salisbury University and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

Christine Campanelli

Principal

Chicago

Christine

Campanelli

Principal

Chicago

 

Christine Campanelli - Principal

Ms. Campanelli is a Principal in the Ares Credit Group, where she focuses on U.S. direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2010, Ms. Campanelli was an Associate at GTCR Golder Rauner in Chicago, where she focused on reviewing, analyzing and structuring private equity investments. Previously, Ms. Campanelli was an Analyst in the Leveraged Finance Group at Deutsche Bank Securities in New York. Ms. Campanelli holds a B.S. from Indiana University in Accounting and Finance and an M.B.A. from Indiana University.

Ryan S. Cascade

Partner

Tarrytown

Ryan S.

Cascade

Partner

Tarrytown

 

Ryan S. Cascade - Partner

Mr. Cascade is a Partner and Head of Ares Commercial Finance in the Ares Credit Group and serves as a member of the Ares Credit Group’s Commercial Finance Investment Committee and the Ivy Hill Asset Management Investment Committee. Previously, he was employed by Ivy Hill Asset Management as a Managing Director and Co-President beginning in July 2010. Prior to joining Ares in 2006, Mr. Cascade was a Vice President in Risk and Originations at GE Global Sponsor Finance, where he focused on originating and structuring middle market private equity and leveraged finance transactions. In addition, Mr. Cascade was a Senior Accountant at Coopers & Lybrand LLP. Mr. Cascade holds a B.A., summa cum laude, from Michigan State University in Accounting and Finance and an M.B.A. from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

Rajiv Chudgar

Managing Director

Chicago

Rajiv

Chudgar

Managing Director

Chicago

 

Rajiv Chudgar - Managing Director

Mr. Chudgar is a Managing Director in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on U.S. direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2011, Mr. Chudgar was Managing Director in the Sponsor Finance Group at CIT, where he focused on origination in the Midwest and was responsible for the structuring and execution of senior and junior debt financings for private equity sponsored leveraged buyouts. Previously, Mr. Chudgar worked at GE Commercial Finance, Accenture and Prudential Capital, where he focused on originating, structuring and executing senior debt, mezzanine and equity investments. Mr. Chudgar holds a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin in Accounting and Finance and an M.B.A. from the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management. Mr. Chudgar is a CFA® charterholder.

Shelly Cleary

Managing Director

New York

Shelly

Cleary

Managing Director

New York

 

Shelly Cleary - Managing Director

Ms. Cleary is a Managing Director at Ivy Hill Asset Management, L.P. (“IHAM”), where she has been employed since July 2010. She additionally serves as Vice President of and a Portfolio Manager of American Capital Senior Floating, Ltd. (NASDAQ:ACSF). She also serves as a member of the Ivy Hill Asset Management Investment Committee. Prior to joining Ares in 2008, Ms. Cleary was an Assistant Vice President at CIT Sponsor Finance, where she focused on evaluating new investment opportunities and performed credit due diligence on potential investments. Previously, Ms. Cleary was an Analyst at GE Global Sponsor Finance, where she completed GE’s Investment Analyst program. Ms. Cleary holds a B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College in Finance and Accounting.

Paul Colatrella

Managing Director

New York

Paul

Colatrella

Managing Director

New York

 

Paul Colatrella - Managing Director

Mr. Colatrella is a Managing Director in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on power and energy direct lending. Additionally, Mr. Colatrella serves on the Ares Private Equity Group’s EIF Funds Investment Committee. Prior to joining Ares in 2011, Mr. Colatrella was a Senior Vice President in the Energy and Infrastructure Group of TCW (now EIG Global Energy Partners). Previously, he was a Director of the Project Finance Group of HypoVereinsbank, AG (“HVB”), where he focused on originating and managing a power generation and infrastructure loan portfolio. In addition, Mr. Colatrella was an Assistant Vice President at Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank, Ltd. Mr. Colatrella holds a B.A. from the University of Rochester in European History and an M.B.A. from Fordham University in Finance.

Alex Dashiell

Managing Director

New York

Alex

Dashiell

Managing Director

New York

 

Alex Dashiell - Managing Director

Mr. Dashiell is a Managing Director in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on U.S. direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in April 2010, Mr. Dashiell was a Senior Associate at Allied Capital, where he focused on evaluating, structuring and executing mezzanine and equity investments. Previously, he was an Associate in the Investment Banking Group at Bank of America Securities, where he focused on execution of mergers and acquisitions, as well as equity and debt financings spanning various industries. In addition, Mr. Dashiell was a Credit Analyst at Bank of America. Mr. Dashiell holds a B.S. from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia in Finance and is a CFA® charterholder.

Karen De Castro

Managing Director

New York

Karen

De Castro

Managing Director

New York

 

Karen De Castro - Managing Director

Ms. De Castro is a Managing Director in the Ares Credit Group, where she focuses on U.S. direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2007, Ms. De Castro was a Senior Associate at Friedberg Milstein, where she focused on evaluating new investment opportunities and performed credit due diligence on potential investments. Previously, Ms. De Castro was an Associate in the Mid-Corporate Investment Banking Group at JP Morgan. Ms. De Castro holds a B.A. from Brown University in Business Economics.

Kipp deVeer

Partner and Head of Ares Credit Group

New York

Kipp

deVeer

Partner and Head of Ares Credit Group

New York

 

Kipp deVeer - Partner and Head of Ares Credit Group

Mr. deVeer has served as a Director of ARCC since 2015 and currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of ARCC. He previously served as President of ARCC from May 2013 to July 2014. He joined Ares in May 2004 and currently serves as a Partner of Ares Management GP LLC, Ares’ general partner, a Partner in and Head of the Ares Credit Group, and a member of the Management Committee of Ares. Mr. deVeer may from time to time serve as an officer, director or principal of entities affiliated with Ares Management or of investment funds managed by Ares Management and its affiliates. Mr. deVeer is a member of the Ares Credit Group's U.S Direct Lending, European Direct Lending and European Liquid Credit Investment Committees. Mr. deVeer is also a director of Ares Management Limited, a subsidiary of Ares Management, L.P. overseeing the European activities of Ares. Prior to joining Ares, Mr. deVeer was a partner at RBC Capital Partners, a division of Royal Bank of Canada, which led the firm's middle-market financing and principal investment business. Mr. deVeer joined RBC in October 2001 from Indosuez Capital, where he was Vice President in the Merchant Banking Group. Previously, Mr. deVeer worked at J.P. Morgan and Co., both in the Special Investment Group of J.P. Morgan Investment Management, Inc. and the Investment Banking Division of J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. Mr. deVeer received a B.A. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.

Kipp deVeer

Director and Chief Executive Officer

New York

Kipp

deVeer

Director and Chief Executive Officer

New York

 

Kipp deVeer - Director and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. deVeer has served as a Director of ARCC since 2015 and currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of ARCC. He previously served as President of ARCC from May 2013 to July 2014. He joined Ares in May 2004 and currently serves as a Partner of Ares Management GP LLC, Ares’ general partner, a Partner in and Head of the Ares Credit Group, and a member of the Management Committee of Ares. Mr. deVeer may from time to time serve as an officer, director or principal of entities affiliated with Ares Management or of investment funds managed by Ares Management and its affiliates. Mr. deVeer is a member of the Ares Credit Group's U.S Direct Lending, European Direct Lending and European Liquid Credit Investment Committees. Mr. deVeer is also a director of Ares Management Limited, a subsidiary of Ares Management, L.P. overseeing the European activities of Ares. Prior to joining Ares, Mr. deVeer was a partner at RBC Capital Partners, a division of Royal Bank of Canada, which led the firm's middle-market financing and principal investment business. Mr. deVeer joined RBC in October 2001 from Indosuez Capital, where he was Vice President in the Merchant Banking Group. Previously, Mr. deVeer worked at J.P. Morgan and Co., both in the Special Investment Group of J.P. Morgan Investment Management, Inc. and the Investment Banking Division of J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. Mr. deVeer received a B.A. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.

Kipp deVeer

Director and Chief Executive Officer of Ares Capital Corporation, Partner and Head of Ares Credit Group

New York

Kipp

deVeer

Director and Chief Executive Officer of Ares Capital Corporation, Partner and Head of Ares Credit Group

New York

 

Kipp deVeer - Director and Chief Executive Officer of Ares Capital Corporation, Partner and Head of Ares Credit Group

Mr. deVeer has served as a Director of ARCC since 2015 and currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of ARCC. He previously served as President of ARCC from May 2013 to July 2014. He joined Ares in May 2004 and currently serves as a Partner of Ares Management GP LLC, Ares’ general partner, a Partner in and Head of the Ares Credit Group, and a member of the Management Committee of Ares. Mr. deVeer may from time to time serve as an officer, director or principal of entities affiliated with Ares Management or of investment funds managed by Ares Management and its affiliates. Mr. deVeer is a member of the Ares Credit Group's U.S Direct Lending, European Direct Lending and European Liquid Credit Investment Committees. Mr. deVeer is also a director of Ares Management Limited, a subsidiary of Ares Management, L.P. overseeing the European activities of Ares. Prior to joining Ares, Mr. deVeer was a partner at RBC Capital Partners, a division of Royal Bank of Canada, which led the firm's middle-market financing and principal investment business. Mr. deVeer joined RBC in October 2001 from Indosuez Capital, where he was Vice President in the Merchant Banking Group. Previously, Mr. deVeer worked at J.P. Morgan and Co., both in the Special Investment Group of J.P. Morgan Investment Management, Inc. and the Investment Banking Division of J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. Mr. deVeer received a B.A. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.

Kipp deVeer

Director and Chief Executive Officer of Ares Capital Corporation; Partner and Head of Ares Credit Group

New York

Kipp

deVeer

Director and Chief Executive Officer of Ares Capital Corporation; Partner and Head of Ares Credit Group

New York

 

Kipp deVeer - Director and Chief Executive Officer of Ares Capital Corporation; Partner and Head of Ares Credit Group

Mr. deVeer has served as a Director of ARCC since 2015 and currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of ARCC. He previously served as President of ARCC from May 2013 to July 2014. He joined Ares in May 2004 and currently serves as a Partner of Ares Management GP LLC, Ares’ general partner, a Partner in and Head of the Ares Credit Group, and a member of the Management Committee of Ares. Mr. deVeer may from time to time serve as an officer, director or principal of entities affiliated with Ares Management or of investment funds managed by Ares Management and its affiliates. Mr. deVeer is a member of the Ares Credit Group's U.S Direct Lending, European Direct Lending and European Liquid Credit Investment Committees. Mr. deVeer is also a director of Ares Management Limited, a subsidiary of Ares Management, L.P. overseeing the European activities of Ares. Prior to joining Ares, Mr. deVeer was a partner at RBC Capital Partners, a division of Royal Bank of Canada, which led the firm's middle-market financing and principal investment business. Mr. deVeer joined RBC in October 2001 from Indosuez Capital, where he was Vice President in the Merchant Banking Group. Previously, Mr. deVeer worked at J.P. Morgan and Co., both in the Special Investment Group of J.P. Morgan Investment Management, Inc. and the Investment Banking Division of J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. Mr. deVeer received a B.A. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.

Michael Dieber

Partner - Co-Head Portfolio Management

New York

Michael

Dieber

Partner - Co-Head Portfolio Management

New York

 

Michael Dieber - Partner - Co-Head Portfolio Management

Mr. Dieber is a Partner and Co-Head of Portfolio Management, U.S. Direct Lending, in the Ares Credit Group. Prior to joining Ares in 2008, Mr. Dieber was a Managing Director at Conway, Del Genio, Gries & Co., a financial advisory boutique with a focus in restructuring. Previously, Mr. Dieber was a Partner in the Restructuring Group at Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Dieber began his career in the audit practice of Ernst & Young. He holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School.

Carl Drake

Partner, Head of Public Investor Relations and Communications

Atlanta

Carl

Drake

Partner, Head of Public Investor Relations and Communications

Atlanta

 

Carl Drake - Partner, Head of Public Investor Relations and Communications

Mr. Drake is a Partner and Head of Public Investor Relations and Communications for Ares Management, Ares Capital Corporation, Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation and American Capital Senior Floating, Ltd. He additionally serves as a member of the Ares Equity Income Opportunity Strategy Portfolio Review Committee and the Ares Operations Management Group. Prior to joining Ares in 2008, Mr. Drake was a Managing Director in the Equity Research Department of SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, where he focused on covering specialty finance companies including Business Development Companies ("BDCs"), and was a Vice President in the firm’s investment banking department. Previously, Mr. Drake was a Vice President at Creditanstalt Corporate Finance Inc., GE Capital Commercial Finance and Metropolitan Life. Mr. Drake holds a B.A. from Vanderbilt University in History and an M.B.A. from the Duke University Fuqua School of Business. Mr. Drake is a CFA® charterholder.

Adam Ferrarini

Principal

New York

Adam

Ferrarini

Principal

New York

 

Adam Ferrarini - Principal

Mr. Ferrarini is a Principal in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on U.S. direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2010, he was an Analyst at Imperial Capital, where he focused on investment banking. Mr. Ferrarini holds a B.B.A. from the University of Massachusetts in Finance, as well as a B.A. in English.

Ian Fitzgerald

Associate General Counsel, Credit

New York

Ian

Fitzgerald

Associate General Counsel, Credit

New York

 

Ian Fitzgerald - Associate General Counsel, Credit

Mr. Fitzgerald is a Principal and Associate General Counsel (Credit) in the Ares Legal Group, where he focuses on direct lending matters. Additionally, Mr. Fitzgerald is General Counsel, Secretary and Vice President of American Capital Senior Floating, Ltd. (NASDAQ:ACSF). He also serves as Vice President and Assistant Secretary of Ivy Hill Asset Management, L.P. (“IHAM”) and Vice President and Assistant Secretary of Ivy Hill Asset Management GP, LLC, IHAM’s General Partner. Prior to joining Ares in 2010, Mr. Fitzgerald was an Associate in the Corporate Group at the law firm of Latham & Watkins, where he focused on corporate finance and general corporate and securities laws matters. Mr. Fitzgerald holds a B.S.B.A. from Bucknell University in Accounting and a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Texas at Austin.

Alex Foreman

Principal

New York

Alex

Foreman

Principal

New York

 

Alex Foreman - Principal

Mr. Foreman is a Principal in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on U.S. direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in August 2008, Mr. Foreman was an Analyst in the Leveraged Finance Group and High Yield Syndicate Desk at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he focused on bank loan and high yield bond financings for corporate and sponsor clients, as well as high yield syndication. Mr. Foreman holds a B.B.A., with distinction, from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School in Accounting, Finance and Management.

Heather French

Managing Director, Associate General Counsel, Credit

Bethesda

Heather

French

Managing Director, Associate General Counsel, Credit

Bethesda

 

Heather French - Managing Director, Associate General Counsel, Credit

Ms. French is a Managing Director and Associate General Counsel (Credit) in the Ares Legal Group. Prior to joining Ares in 2017, Ms. French served as Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at American Capital, Ltd., where she focused on a wide range of matters related to American Capital, Ltd.’s private equity portfolio and asset management business. Previously, Ms. French served as Counsel at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, where she focused on complex commercial and employment litigation, as well as general labor and employment matters. She began her career at Littler Mendelson P.C. Ms. French also serves on the Board of Directors of The Association of Corporate Counsel National Capital Region and The Georgetown Corporate Counsel Institute. Ms. French holds a B.A., with distinction, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in International Relations and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center, where she served as an editor of the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics.

Greg Galligan

Managing Director

New York

Greg

Galligan

Managing Director

New York

 

Greg Galligan - Managing Director

Mr. Galligan is a Managing Director in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on U.S. direct lending and is responsible for originating and managing leveraged finance and private capital investments. Prior to joining Ares in 2011, Mr. Galligan was a Vice President at DLJ Investment Partners, where he focused on structuring and executing junior debt financings for private equity sponsored leveraged buyouts. Previously, he held various roles at Goldman Sachs, Capital Source and Bank of America, where he focused on originating, structuring and executing senior debt, mezzanine and equity investments. Mr. Galligan holds a B.A. from Boston College in Economics and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Brian Goldman

Managing Director

New York

Brian

Goldman

Managing Director

New York

 

Brian Goldman - Managing Director

Mr. Goldman is a Managing Director in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on U.S. direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2007, Mr. Goldman was an Associate in the Principal Investment Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co, where he evaluated, structured and executed mezzanine investments for the GS Mezzanine Partners funds. Previously, he was an Associate at Apax Partners, where he focused on reviewing, analyzing and structuring private equity investments. In addition, Mr. Goldman was an Analyst in the Investment Banking Division of Merrill Lynch & Co. Mr. Goldman holds a B.B.A. from Emory University in Finance and an M.B.A. from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business.

Mitch Goldstein

Partner and Co-Head of Ares Credit Group

New York

Mitch

Goldstein

Partner and Co-Head of Ares Credit Group

New York

 

Mitch Goldstein - Partner and Co-Head of Ares Credit Group

Mr. Goldstein serves as a Co-President of ARCC. Mr. Goldstein previously served as an Executive Vice President of Ares Capital from May 2013 to July 2014. He joined Ares in May 2005 and currently serves as a Partner and Co-Head of the Ares Credit Group, Vice President of American Capital Senior Floating, Ltd. (NASDAQ:ACSF), and Vice President and interested trustee of CION Ares Diversified Credit Fund. He is a member of the Management Committee of Ares Management, and may from time to time serve as an officer, director or principal of entities affiliated with Ares Management or of investment funds managed by Ares Management and its affiliates. Mr. Goldstein is a member of the Ares Credit Group's U.S. Direct Lending and Commercial Finance Investment Committees and the Ivy Hill Asset Management Investment Committee. Prior to joining Ares, Mr. Goldstein worked at Credit Suisse First Boston ("CSFB"), where he was a Managing Director in the Financial Sponsors Group. At CSFB, Mr. Goldstein was responsible for providing investment banking services to private equity funds and hedge funds with a focus on M&A and restructurings as well as capital raisings, including high yield, bank debt, mezzanine debt, and IPOs. Mr. Goldstein joined CSFB in 2000 at the completion of the merger with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Goldstein was at Indosuez Capital, where he was a member of the Investment Committee and a Principal, responsible for originating, structuring and executing leveraged transactions across a broad range of products and asset classes. From 1993 to 1998, Mr. Goldstein worked at Bankers Trust. He also serves on the Board of Managers of Ivy Hill Asset Management GP, LLC. Mr. Goldstein graduated summa cum laude from the State University of New York at Binghamton with a B.S. in Accounting, received an M.B.A. from Columbia University's Graduate School of Business and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Mitch Goldstein

Co-President

New York

Mitch

Goldstein

Co-President

New York

 

Mitch Goldstein - Co-President

Mr. Goldstein serves as a Co-President of ARCC. Mr. Goldstein previously served as an Executive Vice President of Ares Capital from May 2013 to July 2014. He joined Ares in May 2005 and currently serves as a Partner and Co-Head of the Ares Credit Group, Vice President of American Capital Senior Floating, Ltd. (NASDAQ:ACSF), and Vice President and interested trustee of CION Ares Diversified Credit Fund. He is a member of the Management Committee of Ares Management, and may from time to time serve as an officer, director or principal of entities affiliated with Ares Management or of investment funds managed by Ares Management and its affiliates. Mr. Goldstein is a member of the Ares Credit Group's U.S. Direct Lending and Commercial Finance Investment Committees and the Ivy Hill Asset Management Investment Committee. Prior to joining Ares, Mr. Goldstein worked at Credit Suisse First Boston ("CSFB"), where he was a Managing Director in the Financial Sponsors Group. At CSFB, Mr. Goldstein was responsible for providing investment banking services to private equity funds and hedge funds with a focus on M&A and restructurings as well as capital raisings, including high yield, bank debt, mezzanine debt, and IPOs. Mr. Goldstein joined CSFB in 2000 at the completion of the merger with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Goldstein was at Indosuez Capital, where he was a member of the Investment Committee and a Principal, responsible for originating, structuring and executing leveraged transactions across a broad range of products and asset classes. From 1993 to 1998, Mr. Goldstein worked at Bankers Trust. He also serves on the Board of Managers of Ivy Hill Asset Management GP, LLC. Mr. Goldstein graduated summa cum laude from the State University of New York at Binghamton with a B.S. in Accounting, received an M.B.A. from Columbia University's Graduate School of Business and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Mitch Goldstein

Co-President of Ares Capital Corporation; Partner and Co-Head of Ares Credit Group

New York

Mitch

Goldstein

Co-President of Ares Capital Corporation; Partner and Co-Head of Ares Credit Group

New York

 

Mitch Goldstein - Co-President of Ares Capital Corporation; Partner and Co-Head of Ares Credit Group

Mr. Goldstein serves as a Co-President of ARCC. Mr. Goldstein previously served as an Executive Vice President of Ares Capital from May 2013 to July 2014. He joined Ares in May 2005 and currently serves as a Partner and Co-Head of the Ares Credit Group, Vice President of American Capital Senior Floating, Ltd. (NASDAQ:ACSF), and Vice President and interested trustee of CION Ares Diversified Credit Fund. He is a member of the Management Committee of Ares Management, and may from time to time serve as an officer, director or principal of entities affiliated with Ares Management or of investment funds managed by Ares Management and its affiliates. Mr. Goldstein is a member of the Ares Credit Group's U.S. Direct Lending and Commercial Finance Investment Committees and the Ivy Hill Asset Management Investment Committee. Prior to joining Ares, Mr. Goldstein worked at Credit Suisse First Boston ("CSFB"), where he was a Managing Director in the Financial Sponsors Group. At CSFB, Mr. Goldstein was responsible for providing investment banking services to private equity funds and hedge funds with a focus on M&A and restructurings as well as capital raisings, including high yield, bank debt, mezzanine debt, and IPOs. Mr. Goldstein joined CSFB in 2000 at the completion of the merger with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Goldstein was at Indosuez Capital, where he was a member of the Investment Committee and a Principal, responsible for originating, structuring and executing leveraged transactions across a broad range of products and asset classes. From 1993 to 1998, Mr. Goldstein worked at Bankers Trust. He also serves on the Board of Managers of Ivy Hill Asset Management GP, LLC. Mr. Goldstein graduated summa cum laude from the State University of New York at Binghamton with a B.S. in Accounting, received an M.B.A. from Columbia University's Graduate School of Business and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Elizabeth Goodwin

Principal, Tax Director

Washington D.C.

Elizabeth

Goodwin

Principal, Tax Director

Washington D.C.

 

Elizabeth Goodwin - Principal, Tax Director

Ms. Goodwin is a Principal, Fund Tax in the Ares Finance Department. Prior to joining Ares in 2010, Ms. Goodwin was Senior Vice President – Tax Director at Allied Capital Corporation. Previously, Ms. Goodwin was a Senior Manager in the Tax Financial Services Group at Ernst and Young for two years, where she focused on serving many of the country’s largest banks, private equity, mortgage lending, and specialty finance companies. Ms. Goodwin began her career in the Tax Financial Services Group at Arthur Andersen.  She holds a B.B.A. from the College of William and Mary in Accounting.

Brian Graff

Partner

New York

Brian

Graff

Partner

New York

 

Brian Graff - Partner

Mr. Graff is a Partner in Ares Credit Group, where he manages the buyout portfolio acquired with American Capital, Ltd. Prior to joining Ares in 2017, Mr. Graff served as President, Private Finance, and Chairman of the Investment Committee of American Capital, Ltd. Mr. Graff additionally held various roles managing the buyouts and sponsor finance business during his tenure at American Capital, Ltd. from 2001 to 2016. Previously, Mr. Graff was a Principal at Odyssey Investments Partners, a private equity fund. In addition, he was a Senior Vice President of GE Equity and a Director in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group at Automatic Data Processing, Inc. He began his career at Coopers & Lybrand. Mr. Graff also serves on the Board of Directors of several companies, including LLSC Holdings Corporation, Scanner Holdings Corporation, Soil Safe Acquisition Corp., RD Holdco Inc., CML Pharmaceuticals, LLC, SMG and Halex Holdings, Inc.  Mr. Graff holds a B.S. from the State University of New York at Binghamton in Accounting and an M.B.A. from New York University Stern School of Business.

Joel Gulick

Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Credit

Bethesda

Joel

Gulick

Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Credit

Bethesda

 

Joel Gulick - Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Credit

Mr. Gulick is a Vice President and Associate General Counsel (Credit) in the Ares Legal Group. Prior to joining Ares in 2017, Mr. Gulick was a Vice President and Associate General Counsel at American Capital, Ltd. Previously, Mr. Gulick was an Associate in the Tax Group at Arnold & Porter LLP, where he focused on transactional employee benefits matters and advised clients regarding certain tax-qualified plan matters. Mr. Gulick holds a B.A., cum laude, from Gettysburg College in History and a J.D., with honors, from the George Washington University Law School. Mr. Gulick is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel National Capital Region and a member of the Maryland and District of Columbia Bars.

Owen D. Hill

Managing Director

Dallas

Owen D.

Hill

Managing Director

Dallas

 

Owen D. Hill - Managing Director

Mr. Hill is a Managing Director in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on power and energy direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2014, Mr. Hill was a Co-Founder and Managing Director of CLG Energy Finance, LLC, an affiliate of Beal Bank. Previously, Mr. Hill was a Portfolio Manager at Highland Capital Management, where he focused on energy and other industries. In addition, he was a Corporate Attorney at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. Mr. Hill holds a B.A. from Columbia University in History and a J.D. from Duke University School of Law. Mr. Hill is also a CFA® charterholder.

Jeff Hasselman

Principal

Los Angeles

Jeff

Hasselman

Principal

Los Angeles

 

Jeff Hasselman - Principal

Mr. Hasselman is a Principal in Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on venture finance. Prior to joining Ares in 2016, Mr. Hasselman was a Senior Vice President in the Venture Capital Group at Comerica Inc., where he focused on originating, structuring and managing investment opportunities with venture-backed early stage technology companies. Previously, Mr. Hasselman was a Vice President at MMV Financial Inc., where he focused on originating venture loans to technology companies. In addition, Mr. Hasselman was a Senior Derivatives Trader at Marquette Partners LP, HTG Capital Partners LLC and Crown Trading, where he focused on partnership equity in electronic global futures markets. Mr. Hasselman holds a B.A. and an M.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in Finance.

Adam James

Principal

New York

Adam

James

Principal

New York

 

Adam James - Principal

Mr. James is a Principal of Ivy Hill Asset Management, where he has been employed since July 2010. Prior to joining Ares in 2010, Mr. James was an Associate at CIT Problem Loan Management, where he focused on a portfolio of media and sports credits in various stages of restructuring. Previously, Mr. James was an Associate in the Communications, Media and Entertainment Group of CIT, where he focused on covering sponsors, underwriting and executing leveraged transactions and managing a portfolio of credits. Mr. James holds a B.A. from Villanova University in Finance and Economics and an M.S. from Villanova University in Finance.

Daniel Katz

Partner - Co-Head Portfolio Management

New York

Daniel

Katz

Partner - Co-Head Portfolio Management

New York

 

Daniel Katz - Partner - Co-Head Portfolio Management

Mr. Katz is a Partner and Co-Head of Portfolio Management, U.S. Direct Lending, in the Ares Credit Group. Additionally, he is the Co-Head of the Direct Lending Valuation Team and oversees workouts and restructurings of underperforming investments. Prior to joining Ares in 2006, Mr. Katz was a Vice President at CDG Group, a boutique restructuring firm, where he focused on a broad range of financial and operational turnarounds for debtors, lenders and other creditor groups. Previously, Mr. Katz worked at Ernst & Young LLP, where he focused on middle market merger and acquisitions transactions. Mr. Katz holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan in Economics.

Brian Kim

Principal

Los Angeles

Brian

Kim

Principal

Los Angeles

 

Brian Kim - Principal

Mr. Kim is a Principal in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on U.S. direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2007, he was an Investment Banking Analyst at UBS Investment Bank, where he focused on constructing financial models and performing equity and debt analyses. Mr. Kim holds a B.A. from the University of California San Diego in Economics.

Mark King

Managing Director

Chicago

Mark

King

Managing Director

Chicago

 

Mark King - Managing Director

Mr. King is a Managing Director in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on venture finance. Prior to joining Ares in 2012, Mr. King was a Managing Director and Chief Risk Officer at BlueCrest, where he focused on underwriting investment opportunities, risk management and overseeing the portfolio administration team. Previously, he was a Managing Director of Risk and Operations at Ritchie Capital Finance. In addition, he was Senior Vice President, Risk Management for GE Technology Finance and was a Vice President, Senior Underwriter for Heller Venture Finance. Previously, he was Vice President, Originations and a Vice President, Director of Credit, Portfolio and Operations for LINC Capital. He has additionally worked as a Portfolio Manager of a subordinated debt fund affiliated with South Shore Bank of Chicago. He began his career as a Program Officer with Opportunity International. Mr. King holds a B.A., cum laude, from Wheaton College in Political Science and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School. He is a CFA® charterholder.

Miriam Krieger

Chief Compliance Officer

Washington D.C.

Miriam

Krieger

Chief Compliance Officer

Washington D.C.

 

Miriam Krieger - Chief Compliance Officer

Ms. Krieger serves as Chief Compliance Officer of Ares Capital Corporation (“ARCC”). She also serves as Chief Compliance Officer of American Capital Senior Floating, Ltd. (NASDAQ:ACSF) and Ivy Hill Asset Management, L.P. (“IHAM”). She joined Ares in April 2010 and is a Managing Director and Deputy Chief Compliance Officer within the Ares Compliance Group. She may from time to time serve as an officer, director or principal of entities affiliated with Ares Management or of investment funds managed by Ares Management and its affiliates. From March 2008 until joining Ares, Ms. Krieger was Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary of Allied Capital Corporation, where she also served as Executive Vice President from August 2008 until April 2010 and as Senior Vice President from March 2008 to August 2008. Ms. Krieger also served as Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer at MCG Capital Corporation, a publicly traded business development company, from 2006 to 2008 and Vice President and Assistant General Counsel from 2004 to 2006. From 2001 to 2004, Ms. Krieger was an associate in the Financial Services Group of the law firm of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP. Ms. Krieger graduated with a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Wellesley College and received a J.D. and an M.A. in Economics from Duke University.

Daniel G. Kelly, Jr.

Director

Daniel G.

Kelly, Jr.

Director

 

Daniel G. Kelly, Jr. - Director

Mr. Kelly has served as a Director of ARCC since May 2016 and currently serves on the nominating and governance committee. Mr. Kelly was a Partner of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, an international law firm, from 1999 to 2015, co-founding its Silicon Valley office in 1999. During his time at Davis Polk, Mr. Kelly had an extensive corporate practice representing companies, private equity funds and financial institutions in a broad array of complex transactions, and also acted as a senior advisor to boards and special committees on numerous sensitive matters. He currently serves on the board of directors of American Shared Hospital Services. Prior to joining Davis Polk, Mr. Kelly was a senior officer of a major investment banking firm, the chief legal officer of a New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) listed corporation and a partner involved in management of two other law firms. Mr. Kelly graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in History from Yale University and received his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law where he served as Notes and Comments Editor of the Columbia Law Review.

Justin Lawrence

Vice President

New York

Justin

Lawrence

Vice President

New York

 

Justin Lawrence - Vice President

Mr. Lawrence is a Vice President in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on U.S. direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2010, Mr. Lawrence was an Associate at MidOcean Partners, where he focused on evaluating, structuring and executing private equity investments. Previously, Mr. Lawrence was an Analyst in the Financial Sponsors Group at Merrill Lynch. Mr. Lawrence holds a B.S.B.A. from Georgetown University in Accounting and Finance.

Neil Laws

Principal

Los Angeles

Neil

Laws

Principal

Los Angeles

 

Neil Laws - Principal

Mr. Laws is a Principal in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on U.S. direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2007, he was an Investment Banking Analyst at UBS Investment Bank, where he focused on constructing financial models and performing equity and debt analyses. Mr. Laws holds a B.B.A., with distinction, from the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business, with emphases in Finance and Business Information Technology.

Scott C. Lem

Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President and Treasurer

Los Angeles

Scott C.

Lem

Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President and Treasurer

Los Angeles

 

Scott C. Lem - Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President and Treasurer

Mr. Lem serves as Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President and Treasurer of ARCC. Mr. Lem previously served as Assistant Treasurer of Ares Capital from May 2009 to May 2013. He also serves as Chief Accounting Officer of American Capital Senior Floating, Ltd. (NASDAQ:ACSF), and Treasurer of Ares Dynamic Credit Allocation Fund, Inc. (NYSE:ARDC) and CION Ares Diversified Credit Fund. Additionally, he is a Managing Director and Chief Accounting Officer, Credit (Direct Lending) in the Ares Finance Department. He may from time to time serve as an officer, director or principal of entities affiliated with Ares Management or of investment funds managed by Ares Management and its affiliates. From July 2003 to December 2008, Mr. Lem served as Controller of Ares Management. Prior to joining Ares in July 2003, Mr. Lem was with Ernst & Young LLP and Arthur Andersen LLP, most recently as a Senior Associate conducting audits for clients across several industries including entertainment, hospitality and real estate. Mr. Lem graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Southern California's Leventhal School of Accounting and summa cum laude with a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business. Mr. Lem has also received an M.B.A. in Finance from UCLA's Anderson School of Management. Mr. Lem is a Certified Public Accountant (Inactive).

Philip LeRoy

Managing Director

New York

Philip

LeRoy

Managing Director

New York

 

Philip LeRoy - Managing Director

Mr. LeRoy is a Managing Director in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on U.S. direct lending, including portfolio management and valuation. Prior to joining Ares in 2010, he was a Senior Manager in the Transaction Advisory Services Division of Ernst & Young, where he focused on valuation of equity and debt instruments. Mr. LeRoy began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He holds a B.S. from Lehigh University in Industrial Engineering.

Joshua Lefkowitz

Principal, Associate General Counsel, Credit

New York

Joshua

Lefkowitz

Principal, Associate General Counsel, Credit

New York

 

Joshua Lefkowitz - Principal, Associate General Counsel, Credit

Mr. Lefkowitz is a Principal and Associate General Counsel (Credit) in the Ares Legal Group. Prior to joining Ares in 2017, Mr. Lefkowitz was a Vice President and Associate General Counsel at American Capital, Ltd., where he focused on debt and equity investments, workouts and restructurings and compliance and regulatory matters. Previously, Mr. Lefkowitz was an Associate at Mayer Brown and Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, where he focused on general corporate and finance matters and complex bankruptcies and restructurings. Mr. Lefkowitz holds a B.A. from the University of Rochester in History and a J.D. from Georgetown University.

Jana Markowicz

Partner, Head of Product Management and Investor Relations, U.S. Direct Lending

New York

Jana

Markowicz

Partner, Head of Product Management and Investor Relations, U.S. Direct Lending

New York

 

Jana Markowicz - Partner, Head of Product Management and Investor Relations, U.S. Direct Lending

Ms. Markowicz is a Partner in the Ares Credit Group and serves as Head of Product Management and Investor Relations, U.S. Direct Lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2005, Ms. Markowicz was an Analyst in the Global Power Investment Banking Group and the Leveraged Finance Group at Citigroup, where she focused on financings for companies across a broad range of industries. Ms. Markowicz holds a B.S. from the University of Pennsylvania in Engineering, with a concentration in Economic and Financial Systems.

Michael Marziani

Managing Director

Chicago

Michael

Marziani

Managing Director

Chicago

 

Michael Marziani - Managing Director

Mr. Marziani is a Managing Director in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on venture finance. Prior to joining Ares in 2012, Mr. Marziani was a Managing Director at BlueCrest, where he focused on originating, structuring and negotiating investment opportunities. Previously, he was a Managing Director of Originations and Business Development at Ritchie Capital Finance. In addition, Mr. Marziani was a Senior Vice President at GE Technology Finance. Previously, he was a Vice President, Business Development in the Global Vendor Finance Group at Heller Financial Venture Finance Group and an Associate in the Corporate Finance Group at Heller Financial, where he focused on underwriting and portfolio management. He began his career as an Auditor with Coopers & Lybrand (now PriceWaterhouse Coopers). Mr. Marziani holds a B.S. from Fairfield University in Finance and an M.B.A. from the Northwestern University Kellogg School.

Michael McFerran

Vice President and Assistant Treasurer

Los Angeles

Michael

McFerran

Vice President and Assistant Treasurer

Los Angeles

 

Michael McFerran - Vice President and Assistant Treasurer

Mr. McFerran serves as a Vice President and Assistant Treasurer of ARCC. He is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ares, a Partner in and Head of the Ares Finance Department and serves on the Management Committee of Ares Management. He serves as Vice President of Ares Dynamic Credit Allocation Fund, Inc. (NYSE:ARDC) and is a member of the Ares Operations Management Group and the Ares Enterprise Risk Committee. Prior to joining Ares in March 2015, Mr. McFerran was a Managing Director at KKR where he was Chief Financial Officer of KKR's credit business and Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at KKR Financial Holdings LLC. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. McFerran spent the majority of his career at Ernst & Young LLP where he was a senior manager in their financial services industry practice. Mr. McFerran also held Vice President roles at XL Capital Ltd. and American Express. Mr. McFerran received an M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley and a B.S. in Business Administration from San Francisco State University.

Steve McKeever

Director

Steve

McKeever

Director

 

Steve McKeever - Director

Mr. McKeever has served as a Director of ARCC since 2012 and is currently the chairperson of the nominating and governance committee. Mr. McKeever is the CEO of Hidden Beach Recordings, an independent record label based in Los Angeles, California, which Mr. McKeever founded in 1997. From 1991 to 1995, Mr. McKeever was with Motown Records, where he served as Executive Vice President of Talent and Creative Affairs from 1993 to 1995 and Senior Vice President of Artists and Repertoire from 1991 to 1993. In 1992, Mr. McKeever created MoJAZZ Records, a subsidiary of Motown Records and served as its President. In 1993, he was instrumental in the sale of Motown Records to PolyGram Records. Mr. McKeever eventually left Motown Records in 1995 to work on his own entrepreneurial projects. Mr. McKeever began his career at the law firm of Irell & Manella LLP in Los Angeles as an entertainment lawyer. In 2011, Mr. McKeever served as the Executive Producer of Entertainment for the dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C. Mr. McKeever currently serves as a director of several organizations, including College Bound (Chairman), African Ancestry.com and The Pacific Institute Spirit Board. He served as a Governor of the Los Angeles Chapter of The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (a/k/a The GRAMMYs) from 2001 to 2003 and 2008 to 2010 and gives generous time to various charitable organizations such as The City of Hope. Mr. McKeever received his B.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and received his J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Steven Michau

Managing Director

Chicago

Steven

Michau

Managing Director

Chicago

 

Steven Michau - Managing Director

Mr. Michau is a Managing Director in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on venture finance. Prior to joining Ares in 2012, Mr. Michau was a Director at BlueCrest Capital, where he focused on underwriting new investment opportunities and portfolio monitoring. Previously, he was the Director of Corporate Development at Huron Consulting Group, where he focused on managing all mergers and acquisitions activity. In addition, Mr. Michau was a Vice President in the Risk Management Group of GE Global Media & Communications, where he focused on middle-market senior debt transactions in addition to venture debt opportunities. Previously, he was a Portfolio Manager at Heller Venture Finance. Mr. Michau holds a B.S. from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in Finance and an M.B.A from the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, where he was on the Dean’s List.

Jim Miller

Partner

New York

Jim

Miller

Partner

New York

 

Jim Miller - Partner

Mr. Miller is a Partner and Portfolio Manager in the Ares Credit Group, as well as the East Region Co-Head for U.S. direct lending and a member of the Management Committee of Ares Management. Additionally, Mr. Miller serves on the Ares Credit Group's U.S. Direct Lending and Commercial Finance Investment Committees. Prior to joining Ares in 2006, Mr. Miller was a Vice President at Silver Point Capital, where he focused on building its sponsor finance business, which led the firm’s middle market financing and principal investing. Previously, Mr. Miller was a Vice President at GE Capital, where he was responsible for a variety of investing and investment banking services to private equity funds including high yield, bank debt, mezzanine debt and rescue financing. Mr. Miller holds a B.A. from Fairfield University in Economics and an M.B.A. from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business.

Jim Miller

Partner

New York

Jim

Miller

Partner

New York

 

Jim Miller - Partner

Mr. Miller is a Partner and Portfolio Manager in the Ares Credit Group, as well as the East Region Co-Head for U.S. direct lending and a member of the Management Committee of Ares Management. Additionally, Mr. Miller serves on the Ares Credit Group's U.S. Direct Lending and Commercial Finance Investment Committees. Prior to joining Ares in 2006, Mr. Miller was a Vice President at Silver Point Capital, where he focused on building its sponsor finance business, which led the firm’s middle market financing and principal investing. Previously, Mr. Miller was a Vice President at GE Capital, where he was responsible for a variety of investing and investment banking services to private equity funds including high yield, bank debt, mezzanine debt and rescue financing. Mr. Miller holds a B.A. from Fairfield University in Economics and an M.B.A. from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business.

Brian Moncrief

Managing Director

Chicago

Brian

Moncrief

Managing Director

Chicago

 

Brian Moncrief - Managing Director

Mr. Moncrief is a Managing Director in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on U.S. direct lending, with over 15 years of experience in business origination. Prior to joining Ares in 2014, Mr. Moncrief was a Director at Madison Capital Funding LLC. Previously, he was a Managing Director at Victory Park Securities LLC. In addition, he has held positions at Fortress Investment Group, Black Rock Kelso Capital and GE Antares Capital Corporation. Mr. Moncrief holds a B.A. from Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business in Finance and an M.B.A. from the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management.

Thomas McHale

Managing Director

Bethesda

Thomas

McHale

Managing Director

Bethesda

 

Thomas McHale - Managing Director

Mr. McHale is a Managing Director in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on U.S. direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2017, Mr. McHale was an Executive Vice President and Senior Managing Director at American Capital, Ltd., where he focused on capital markets, new fund development and marketing, strategic planning, treasury and investor relations. Mr. McHale additionally held various roles in accounting and finance during his tenure at American Capital, Ltd. from 1998 to 2016. Previously, Mr. McHale was the Corporate Controller for a publicly traded restaurant company. He began his career as an Auditor at Price Waterhouse. Mr. McHale holds a B.S. from Georgetown University in Accounting and Management.

Daniel Nguyen

Vice President and Assistant Treasurer

Los Angeles

Daniel

Nguyen

Vice President and Assistant Treasurer

Los Angeles

 

Daniel Nguyen - Vice President and Assistant Treasurer

Mr. Nguyen serves as a Vice President and Assistant Treasurer of ARCC. He joined Ares in August 2000 and serves as a Partner in the Ares Finance Department, Chief Financial Officer of the Ares Private Equity Group, and may from time to time serve as an officer, director or principal of entities affiliated with Ares Management or of investment funds managed by Ares Management and its affiliates. Mr. Nguyen also serves as Treasurer of Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation. From March 2007 to December 2010 and from September 2012 to May 2013, Mr. Nguyen served as Treasurer of ARCC and from August 2004 to March 2007, as Chief Financial Officer of ARCC. From 2002 to 2015, Mr. Nguyen served as Chief Financial Officer of Ares Management, L.P. and its predecessor. From 1996 to 2000, Mr. Nguyen was with Arthur Andersen LLP, where he was in charge of conducting business audits on financial clients, performing due diligence investigation of potential mergers and acquisitions and analyzing changes in accounting guidelines for derivatives. Mr. Nguyen graduated with a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Southern California's Leventhal School of Accounting and received an M.B.A. in Global Business from Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management. Mr. Nguyen also studied European Business at Oxford University as part of the M.B.A. curriculum. Mr. Nguyen is a Chartered Financial Analyst® and a Certified Public Accountant.

 

Brian O'Connor

Managing Director

New York

Brian

O'Connor

Managing Director

New York

 

Brian O'Connor - Managing Director

Mr. O’Connor is a Managing Director in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on power and energy direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2011, Mr. O’Connor was a Senior Vice President at TCW/EIG Global Energy Partners, where he focused on mezzanine and senior debt in the power generation sector. Previously, Mr. O’Connor worked at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions in the electric utility sector. Mr. O’Connor holds a B.S. from Villanova University in Accountancy and an M.B.A. from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

Peter Ogilvie

Principal

New York

Peter

Ogilvie

Principal

New York

 

Peter Ogilvie - Principal

Mr. Ogilvie is a Principal in the Ares Strategy and Relationship Management Group and has additionally held roles in Ares Credit Group. Prior to joining Ares in 2007, Mr. Ogilvie worked in the Leveraged Finance and Restructuring Group at Credit Suisse, where he focused on analyzing financial alternatives and capital structure solutions for below investment grade companies. Mr. Ogilvie holds a B.A. from Yale University in Economics.

Jason Park

Managing Director

Los Angeles

Jason

Park

Managing Director

Los Angeles

 

Jason Park - Managing Director

Mr. Park is a Managing Director in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on U.S. direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2008, Mr. Park was an Associate in the Leveraged Finance Origination Group and Debt Capital Markets Group of Credit Suisse, where he focused on financings for leveraged buyouts and general corporate refinancings, as well as investment grade bond transactions. Mr.Park holds a B.A. in Economics from Carleton College.

Penni Roll

Chief Financial Officer

New York

Penni

Roll

Chief Financial Officer

New York

 

Penni Roll - Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Roll serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Ares Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:ARCC), the Ares Credit Group, Ares Dynamic Credit Allocation Fund, Inc. (NYSE:ARDC), American Capital Senior Floating, Ltd. (NASDAQ:ACSF) and is Chief Financial Officer of CION Ares Diversified Credit Fund. She joined Ares in April 2010 and now serves as Partner—Chief Financial Officer of Ares Credit Group and may from time to time serve as an officer, director or principal of entities affiliated with Ares Management or of investment funds managed by Ares Management and its affiliates. Prior to joining Ares Management, Ms. Roll served as Chief Financial Officer of Allied Capital Corporation from 1998 until April 2010. Ms. Roll joined Allied Capital Corporation in 1995 as its Controller after serving as a Manager in KPMG LLP's financial services practice. Ms. Roll graduated magna cum laude with a B.S.B.A. in Accounting from West Virginia University.

Robert L. Rosen

Director

New York

Robert L.

Rosen

Director

New York

 

Robert L. Rosen - Director

Mr. Rosen is a Partner in the Ares Real Estate Group and has served as a director of ARCC since 2004. He additionally serves as Interim Co-Chief Executive Officer of and a director of Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation and serves as a member of the Ares Real Estate Group’s Debt Investment Committee. Mr. Rosen is the Managing Partner of RLR Capital Partners, which invests principally in the securities of publicly traded North American companies. From 2005 to 2008, Mr. Rosen was a Managing Partner of RLR Focus Fund LP, an "active value" hedge fund. From 1995 to 2001, Mr. Rosen served as an exclusive consultant to Apollo Management, L.P. In 1998, Mr. Rosen founded National Financial Partners (NYSE: NFP), an independent provider of financial services to high net worth individuals and small to medium sized corporations. He served as NFP's CEO from 1998 to 2000 and as its Chairman until January 2002. From 1987 to 1993, Mr. Rosen was a Managing Partner of Ballantrae Partners, L.P., an investment partnership. From 1989 to 1993, Mr. Rosen was Chairman and CEO of Damon Corporation, a leading healthcare and laboratory testing company that was ultimately sold to Quest Diagnostics. From 1983 to 1987, Mr. Rosen was Vice Chairman of Maxxam Group. Prior to that, Mr. Rosen spent twelve years at Shearson American Express in positions in research, investment banking and senior management, and for two years was Assistant to Sanford Weill, the then Chairman and CEO of Shearson. Mr. Rosen is a member of the board of directors of Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation and previously served on the board of directors of Sapient Corporation. Mr. Rosen is a member of the NYU Stern School of Business Board of Overseers and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Rosen holds a B.A. from the City University of New York in Economics and an M.B.A. from the New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business in Finance.

Bennett Rosenthal

Co-Chairman of Ares Capital Corporation; Co-Founder and Partner of Ares and Co-Head of Ares Private Equity Group

Los Angeles

Bennett

Rosenthal

Co-Chairman of Ares Capital Corporation; Co-Founder and Partner of Ares and Co-Head of Ares Private Equity Group

Los Angeles

 

Bennett Rosenthal - Co-Chairman of Ares Capital Corporation; Co-Founder and Partner of Ares and Co-Head of Ares Private Equity Group

Mr. Rosenthal has served as Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of ARCC since 2014, and previously as Chairman of ARCC board of directors since 2004. Mr. Rosenthal is a Co-Founder of Ares and a Partner of Ares Management GP LLC. He is Co-Head of and a Partner in the Ares Private Equity Group and serves as a member of the Board of Directors and Management Committee of Ares Management. Mr. Rosenthal also is a member of the Ares Private Equity Group’s ACOF, Asia Private Equity and Special Situations Funds Investment Committees. Mr. Rosenthal may from time to time serve as an officer, director or principal of entities affiliated with Ares Management or of investment funds managed by Ares Management and its affiliates. Mr. Rosenthal joined Ares in 1998 from Merrill Lynch & Co., where he served as a Managing Director in the Global Leveraged Finance Group. Mr. Rosenthal currently serves on the Board of Directors of City Ventures, LLC, Jacuzzi Brands Corporation, and the parent entities of National Veterinary Associates, Inc., CHG Healthcare Holdings L.P., CPG International Inc., Serta International Holdco LLC and Simmons Bedding Company, and several other private companies. Mr. Rosenthal's previous board of directors experience includes Aspen Dental Management, Inc., Hanger, Inc., Maidenform Brands, Inc. and Nortek, Inc. Mr. Rosenthal also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Windward School in Los Angeles, and on the Graduate Executive Board of the Wharton School of Business. Mr. Rosenthal graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business where he also received his M.B.A. with distinction.

Mike Roth

Principal

New York

Mike

Roth

Principal

New York

 

Mike Roth - Principal

Mr. Roth is a Principal in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on power and energy direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2011, Mr. Roth was an Assistant Vice President at EIG Global Energy Partners, where he focused on evaluating, structuring and executing mezzanine debt transactions in the power generation sector. Mr. Roth began his career at JPMorgan, where he focused initially on supporting the investment bank’s chief credit executive covering the Real Estate, Lodging and Gaming sectors, and more recently, in the Structured Finance CLO Group, focused on the bank’s warehouse credit book exposure and helped manage a portfolio of high yield securities. Mr. Roth holds a B.S. from Cornell University in Applied Economics and Management.

Catherine Scaillier

Principal

New York

Catherine

Scaillier

Principal

New York

 

Catherine Scaillier - Principal

Ms. Scaillier is a Principal at Ivy Hill Asset Management, where she has been employed since July 2010 and focuses on covering media and broadcasting, cable, satellite and telecommunications, business equipment and services, manufacturing and industrials, healthcare and pharmaceuticals. Prior to joining Ares in 2009, she was a Senior Investment Analyst at Katonah Debt Advisors, where she focused on covering the automotive, aerospace and defense, food, beverage and restaurant industries. Previously, Ms. Scaillier was a Director at BNP Paribas, where she focused on covering private equity firms and structured and executed senior, mezzanine, bridge and high yield financings for leveraged buy-outs across a broad range of industries. In addition, she was a Director of the Leveraged Finance Group of SG Cowen in New York, where she focused on structuring and executing financings for leveraged acquisitions, recapitalizations, restructurings and corporate financings. Previously, she held a variety of roles at Société Générale including in its Specialized Structured Finance Group, where she focused on distressed loan management and acquisition financings, in its French Desk as a Relationship Manager, where she focused on a loan portfolio comprised of English subsidiaries and branches of French multinationals and as its Indian Desk Manager. Ms. Scaillier holds a B.B.A. from Ecole Supérieure Libre des Sciences Commerciales Appliquées in Finance and Banking and received a Corporate Finance Certificate from London Business School.

Kort Schnabel

Partner

Los Angeles

Kort

Schnabel

Partner

Los Angeles

 

Kort Schnabel - Partner

Mr. Schnabel is a Partner and Portfolio Manager in the Ares Credit Group, as well as the West Region Head for U.S. direct lending and a member of the Management Committee of Ares Management. Additionally, Mr. Schnabel serves on the Ares Credit Group’s U.S. Direct Lending Investment Committee. Prior to joining Ares in 2001, Mr. Schnabel was in the Corporate Development Group at Walker Digital Corporation, a business and technology research and development firm, where he was responsible for corporate finance, merger and acquisition and strategic planning activities. Previously, Mr. Schnabel was in the Corporate Finance Group at Morgan Stanley, where he performed detailed financial analyses and modeling for mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and equity/debt offerings. Mr. Schnabel holds a B.A., cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania in Economics.

Kort Schnabel

Partner

Los Angeles

Kort

Schnabel

Partner

Los Angeles

 

Kort Schnabel - Partner

Mr. Schnabel is a Partner and Portfolio Manager in the Ares Credit Group, as well as the West Region Head for U.S. direct lending and a member of the Management Committee of Ares Management. Additionally, Mr. Schnabel serves on the Ares Credit Group’s U.S. Direct Lending Investment Committee. Prior to joining Ares in 2001, Mr. Schnabel was in the Corporate Development Group at Walker Digital Corporation, a business and technology research and development firm, where he was responsible for corporate finance, merger and acquisition and strategic planning activities. Previously, Mr. Schnabel was in the Corporate Finance Group at Morgan Stanley, where he performed detailed financial analyses and modeling for mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and equity/debt offerings. Mr. Schnabel holds a B.A., cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania in Economics.

Dave Schwartz

Partner

New York

Dave

Schwartz

Partner

New York

 

Dave Schwartz - Partner

Mr. Schwartz is a Partner and Portfolio Manager in the Ares Credit Group, East Region Co-Head for U.S. direct lending and a member of the Management Committee of Ares Management. Additionally, Mr. Schwartz serves as a member of the Ares Credit Group’s U.S. Direct Lending Investment Committee. Prior to joining Ares in 2004, Mr. Schwartz was an Associate at RBC Capital Partners, a division of the Royal Bank of Canada, where he focused on middle market financing and the principal investment business. Previously, he was an Analyst in the Merchant Banking Group at Indosuez Capital. Mr. Schwartz holds a B.S. from Georgetown University in Business Administration.

Dave Schwartz

Partner

New York

Dave

Schwartz

Partner

New York

 

Dave Schwartz - Partner

Mr. Schwartz is a Partner and Portfolio Manager in the Ares Credit Group, East Region Co-Head for U.S. direct lending and a member of the Management Committee of Ares Management. Additionally, Mr. Schwartz serves as a member of the Ares Credit Group’s U.S. Direct Lending Investment Committee. Prior to joining Ares in 2004, Mr. Schwartz was an Associate at RBC Capital Partners, a division of the Royal Bank of Canada, where he focused on middle market financing and the principal investment business. Previously, he was an Analyst in the Merchant Banking Group at Indosuez Capital. Mr. Schwartz holds a B.S. from Georgetown University in Business Administration.

Damian Sclafani

Principal

New York

Damian

Sclafani

Principal

New York

 

Damian Sclafani - Principal

Mr. Sclafani is a Principal in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on U.S. direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2010, Mr. Sclafani was an Analyst in the Syndicated and Leveraged Finance and Mid-Corporate Groups at J.P Morgan. Mr. Sclafani holds a B.B.A., magna cum laude, from University of Notre Dame in Finance and Sociology.

Stephanie Setyadi

Managing Director

New York

Stephanie

Setyadi

Managing Director

New York

 

Stephanie Setyadi - Managing Director

Ms. Setyadi is a Managing Director at Ivy Hill Asset Management, where she has been employed since July 2010. Additionally, Ms. Setyadi serves as a member of the Ivy Hill Asset Management Investment Committee. Prior to joining Ares in 2009, she was an Associate at Credit Suisse, where she focused on working with leveraged loan asset managers to structure and execute CLO transactions. Previously, Ms. Setyadi was a member of the Research Associate program at The Vanguard Group, where she focused on supporting senior credit analysts covering various industrial sectors. Ms. Setyadi holds a B.S., summa cum laude, from Cornell Universityin Applied Economics and Management and is a CFA® charterholder.

 

Craig Shirey

Managing Director

New York

Craig

Shirey

Managing Director

New York

 

Craig Shirey - Managing Director

Mr. Shirey is a Managing Director in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on U.S. direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2011, Mr. Shirey was a Director at the Bank of Ireland, where he focused on loan syndications supporting private equity sponsored leveraged buyout transactions. Previously, he held positions at ABN AMRO Bank N.V. and Heller Financial, Inc., where he focused on loan syndications, credit management, and underwriting. Mr. Shirey holds a B.S. from Villanova University in Business Administration.

Eric B. Siegel

Director

Eric B.

Siegel

Director

 

Eric B. Siegel - Director

Mr. Siegel has served as a Director of ARCC since 2004 and has been the lead independent director of the board of directors since 2010. Mr. Siegel currently serves on the audit committee and the nominating and governance committee. Since 2005, Mr. Siegel has served as Special Advisor to the Chairman of the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club and a member of the Club’s Board of Advisors. Mr. Siegel is a director and Chairman of the Executive Committee and Nominating and Governance Committee and member of the Audit Committee and Security Committee of El Paso Electric Company, a NYSE publicly traded utility company. Mr. Siegel is also a past member of the boards of directors of a number of public and private companies, including Kerzner International Ltd. Mr. Siegel is a retired limited partner of Apollo Advisors, L.P. and Lion Advisors, L.P., private investment management firms. Mr. Siegel is a member of the board of directors of the Friends of the Los Angeles Saban Free Clinic and a past member of the Board of Trustees of the Marlborough School. Mr. Siegel holds his B.A. summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa and J.D. Order of the Coif from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Michael Smith

Partner and Co-Head of Ares Credit Group

New York

Michael

Smith

Partner and Co-Head of Ares Credit Group

New York

 

Michael Smith - Partner and Co-Head of Ares Credit Group

Mr. Smith serves as Co-President of ARCC. Mr. Smith previously served as an Executive Vice President of Ares Capital from May 2013 to July 2014. Mr. Smith joined Ares in May 2004 and currently serves as a Partner and Co-Head of the Ares Credit Group and a member of the Management Committee of Ares Management. From time to time, he may serve as an officer, director or principal of entities affiliated with Ares Management or of investment funds managed by Ares Management and its affiliates. Mr. Smith is a member of the Ares Credit Group's U.S. Direct Lending and Commercial Finance Investment Committees and the Ivy Hill Asset Management Investment Committee. Prior to joining Ares, Mr. Smith was a Partner at RBC Capital Partners, a division of Royal Bank of Canada, which led the firm's middle-market financing and principal investment business. Mr. Smith joined RBC in October 2001 from Indosuez Capital, where he was a Vice President in the Merchant Banking Group. Previously, Mr. Smith worked at Kenter, Glastris & Company, and at Salomon Brothers Inc., in their Debt Capital Markets Group and Financial Institutions Group. Mr. Smith received a B.S. in Business Administration, cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame and a Masters in Management from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Michael Smith

Co-President

New York

Michael

Smith

Co-President

New York

 

Michael Smith - Co-President

Mr. Smith serves as Co-President of ARCC. Mr. Smith previously served as an Executive Vice President of Ares Capital from May 2013 to July 2014. Mr. Smith joined Ares in May 2004 and currently serves as a Partner and Co-Head of the Ares Credit Group and a member of the Management Committee of Ares Management. From time to time, he may serve as an officer, director or principal of entities affiliated with Ares Management or of investment funds managed by Ares Management and its affiliates. Mr. Smith is a member of the Ares Credit Group's U.S. Direct Lending and Commercial Finance Investment Committees and the Ivy Hill Asset Management Investment Committee. Prior to joining Ares, Mr. Smith was a Partner at RBC Capital Partners, a division of Royal Bank of Canada, which led the firm's middle-market financing and principal investment business. Mr. Smith joined RBC in October 2001 from Indosuez Capital, where he was a Vice President in the Merchant Banking Group. Previously, Mr. Smith worked at Kenter, Glastris & Company, and at Salomon Brothers Inc., in their Debt Capital Markets Group and Financial Institutions Group. Mr. Smith received a B.S. in Business Administration, cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame and a Masters in Management from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Michael Smith

Co-President of Ares Capital Corporation; Partner and Co-Head of Ares Credit Group

New York

Michael

Smith

Co-President of Ares Capital Corporation; Partner and Co-Head of Ares Credit Group

New York

 

Michael Smith - Co-President of Ares Capital Corporation; Partner and Co-Head of Ares Credit Group

Mr. Smith serves as Co-President of ARCC. Mr. Smith previously served as an Executive Vice President of Ares Capital from May 2013 to July 2014. Mr. Smith joined Ares in May 2004 and currently serves as a Partner and Co-Head of the Ares Credit Group and a member of the Management Committee of Ares Management. From time to time, he may serve as an officer, director or principal of entities affiliated with Ares Management or of investment funds managed by Ares Management and its affiliates. Mr. Smith is a member of the Ares Credit Group's U.S. Direct Lending and Commercial Finance Investment Committees and the Ivy Hill Asset Management Investment Committee. Prior to joining Ares, Mr. Smith was a Partner at RBC Capital Partners, a division of Royal Bank of Canada, which led the firm's middle-market financing and principal investment business. Mr. Smith joined RBC in October 2001 from Indosuez Capital, where he was a Vice President in the Merchant Banking Group. Previously, Mr. Smith worked at Kenter, Glastris & Company, and at Salomon Brothers Inc., in their Debt Capital Markets Group and Financial Institutions Group. Mr. Smith received a B.S. in Business Administration, cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame and a Masters in Management from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Andrew Stewart

Principal

New York

Andrew

Stewart

Principal

New York

 

Andrew Stewart - Principal

Mr. Stewart is a Principal in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on U.S. direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2014, Mr. Stewart was a Principal at Arrowhead Mezzanine, where he focused on originating, analyzing, and structuring middle market junior debt investments. Previously, he was an Analyst at Merrill Lynch, where he focused on constructing financial models and performing equity and debt analyses. Mr. Stewart holds a B.A., cum laude, from Middlebury College with a double major in Economics and Spanish. He also holds an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business in Finance.

Chrissy Svejnar

Managing Director

New York

Chrissy

Svejnar

Managing Director

New York

 

Chrissy Svejnar - Managing Director

Ms. Svejnar is a Managing Director in the Ares Credit Group, where she focuses on U.S. direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2006, Ms. Svejnar was an Analyst at GE Capital Global Media & Communications, where she focused on providing debt financing to mid-market media firms. Previously, Ms. Svejnar participated in the GE Capital Financial Management Program and completed roles in risk portfolio analytics and financial planning analytics. Ms. Svejnar holds a B.A. from Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business in Finance.

Adam Schatzow

Principal

New York

Adam

Schatzow

Principal

New York

 

Adam Schatzow - Principal

Mr. Schatzow is a Principal in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on U.S. Direct Lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2017, Mr. Schatzow was a Principal in the Sponsor Finance Group at American Capital, Ltd., where he focused on origination, evaluation, execution and monitoring of investments. Previously, Mr. Schatzow was a Vice President at BNY Mellon-Alcentra Mezzanine Partners. In addition, Mr. Schatzow was an Analyst at Peter J. Solomon Company. He also serves on the Board of Directors of The New York Private Equity Network (NYPEN). Mr. Schatzow holds a B.A., with honors, from Washington University in International Studies.

Nicholas Skibo

Vice President

Bethesda

Nicholas

Skibo

Vice President

Bethesda

 

Nicholas Skibo - Vice President

Mr. Skibo is a Vice President in Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on U.S. direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2017, Mr. Skibo was a Vice President in the Equity Capital Markets group at American Capital, Ltd., where he focused on the development of its asset management platform. Previously, Mr. Skibo was a Management Consultant at a boutique consulting firm, where he focused on corporate development and raising capital for growth stage companies. He began his career as an Investment Accountant for mutual funds and hedge funds. Mr. Skibo holds a B.S. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Finance. Mr. Skibo is a CFA® charterholder and holds a CAIA designation.

Nick Walters

Principal

New York

Nick

Walters

Principal

New York

 

Nick Walters - Principal

Mr. Walters is a Principal in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on U.S. direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2007, Mr. Walters was an Investment Banking Analyst in the Leveraged Finance Group at Wachovia Securities. Mr. Walters holds a B.A. from Princeton University in Economics.

Michael Weiner

Vice President

Los Angeles

Michael

Weiner

Vice President

Los Angeles

 

Michael Weiner - Vice President

Mr. Weiner serves as a Vice President of ARCC. He is Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Ares Management GP LLC, Ares' general partner, a Partner and General Counsel in the Ares Legal Group and a member of the Management Committee of Ares Management. He may from time to time serve as an officer, director or principal of entities affiliated with Ares Management or of investment funds managed by Ares Management and its affiliates. Mr. Weiner has also served as Vice President and General Counsel of Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation since 2012 and Vice President and Assistant Secretary of Ares Dynamic Credit Allocation Fund, Inc. (NYSE:ARDC) and is Vice President and Assistant Secretary of CION Ares Diversified Credit Fund. From September 2006 to January 2010, Mr. Weiner served as General Counsel of ARCC. He additionally is a member of the Ares Operations Management Group and the Ares Enterprise Risk Committee. Mr. Weiner joined Ares in September 2006. Previously, Mr. Weiner served as General Counsel to Apollo Management L.P. and had been an officer of the corporate general partners of Apollo since 1992. Prior to joining Apollo, Mr. Weiner was a partner in the law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius specializing in corporate and alternative financing transactions, securities law as well as general partnership, corporate and regulatory matters. Mr. Weiner has served on the boards of directors of several corporations. Mr. Weiner currently serves on the Board of Governors of the Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Mr. Weiner graduated with a B.S. in Business and Finance from the University of California at Berkeley and a J.D. from the University of Santa Clara.

Raymond L. Wright

Managing Director and Chief Administrative Officer

New York

Raymond L.

Wright

Managing Director and Chief Administrative Officer

New York

 

Raymond L. Wright - Managing Director and Chief Administrative Officer

Mr. Wright is a Managing Director in the Ares Credit Group and serves as Chief Administrative Officer of Ares Capital Management LLC, the investment adviser of Ares Capital Corporation (“ARCC”). Prior to joining Ares in 2004, Mr. Wright was Chief Administrative Officer of the Principal Finance Debt Investments Group at RBC Capital Partners. Previously, Mr. Wright was a Vice President at Indosuez Capital. Mr. Wright holds a B.A. from Anderson University in Sociology.

Chris York

Managing Director

New York

Chris

York

Managing Director

New York

 

Chris York - Managing Director

Mr. York is a Managing Director in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on capital markets activities. Prior to joining Ares in 2015, Mr. York was a Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he focused on par loan sales. Previously, Mr. York held various leveraged finance oriented positions at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (and predecessors), where he focused on structuring, origination and credit investing. Mr. York holds a B.S. from Wake Forest University in Business with a dual major in Economics.

Cynthia Young

Managing Director

Los Angeles

Cynthia

Young

Managing Director

Los Angeles

 

Cynthia Young - Managing Director

Ms. Young is a Managing Director in the Ares Credit Group, where she focuses on venture finance. Prior to joining Ares in 2012, Ms. Young was a Managing Director at BlueCrest, where she focused on underwriting investment opportunities and risk management. Previously, she was Managing Director of Risk at Ritchie Capital Finance. In addition, Ms. Young was a Vice President at GE Technology Finance and held several positions at Heller Financial Venture Finance Group, including as Vice President and Senior Underwriter in Capital Finance, as Risk Manager in Corporate Credit, and as Account Executive in Corporate Asset Quality. Ms. Young began her career as an auditor with Arthur Andersen, where she focused on financial sector clients. Ms. Young holds a B.S. from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in Accountancy and holds a CPA license.

Helen Yang

Managing Director

New York

Helen

Yang

Managing Director

New York

 

Helen Yang - Managing Director

Ms. Yang is a Managing Director in the Ares Credit Group, where she focuses on U.S. direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2017, Ms. Yang was a Managing Director at American Capital, Ltd., where she focused on private equity investments. Previously, Ms. Yang was a Vice President at Lightyear Capital, where she focused on a variety of principal investments in the communications, energy, financial and business services sectors. In addition, Ms. Yang worked at Bankers Trust Capital Partners, where she focused on middle market investments. She began her career in the Health Care Investment Banking Group at Bear Stearns & Co. Inc. In addition, Ms. Yang serves on the Board of Directors of several portfolio companies, including LLSC Holdings Corporation, Scanner Holdings Corporation, Soil Safe Acquisition Corporation, RD Holdco Inc., CML Pharmaceuticals, LLC, SMG and Halex Holdings, Inc. Ms. Yang holds a B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Mathematics and an M.B.A., with honors, from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Kristle Yerby

Vice President

Bethesda

Kristle

Yerby

Vice President

Bethesda

 

Kristle Yerby - Vice President

Ms. Yerby is a Vice President in the Ares Credit Group, where she focuses on U.S. direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2017, Ms. Yerby was a Vice President on the Financial Analysis and Consulting Team at American Capital, Ltd., where she focused on portfolio reporting and valuation. Ms. Yerby holds a B.S., magna cum laude, from the University of Maryland in Finance. Ms. Yerby is a CFA ® charterholder.

Name

First Name

Last Name

Role Title

Role Title

Location

Location

Michael Arougheti

Co-Chairman and Executive Vice President of Ares Capital Corporation; Co-Founder and President of Ares and Partner of Ares Credit Group

New York

Michael

Arougheti

Co-Chairman and Executive Vice President of Ares Capital Corporation; Co-Founder and President of Ares and Partner of Ares Credit Group

New York

 

Michael Arougheti - Co-Chairman and Executive Vice President of Ares Capital Corporation; Co-Founder and President of Ares and Partner of Ares Credit Group

Mr. Arougheti has served as Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of ARCC since July 2014, as Director of ARCC since 2009 and as an Executive Vice President of ARCC since October 2014. Mr. Arougheti previously served as Chief Executive Officer of ARCC from May 2013 to July 2014, and President of ARCC from May 2004 to May 2013. Mr. Arougheti is a Co-Founder and President of Ares. He is a Partner in the Ares Credit Group and serves as a member of the Board of Directors and Management Committee of Ares. Mr. Arougheti also is a member of the Ares Credit Group’s U.S. and European Direct Lending Investment Committees, the Ares Equity Income Opportunity Strategy Portfolio Review Committee and the Ares Operations Management Group. Mr. Arougheti may from time to time serve as an officer, director or principal of entities affiliated with Ares Management or of investment funds managed by Ares Management and its affiliates. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Arougheti was employed by Royal Bank of Canada, where he was a Managing Partner of the Principal Finance Group of RBC Capital Partners and a member of the firm's Mezzanine Investment Committee. At RBC Capital Partners, Mr. Arougheti oversaw an investment team that originated, managed and monitored a diverse portfolio of middle market leveraged loans, senior and junior subordinated debt, preferred equity and common stock and warrants on behalf of RBC and other third party institutional investors. Mr. Arougheti joined Royal Bank of Canada in October 2001 from Indosuez Capital, where he was a Principal, responsible for originating, structuring and executing leveraged transactions across a broad range of products and asset classes. Mr. Arougheti also sat on the firm's Investment Committee. Prior to joining Indosuez in 1994, Mr. Arougheti worked at Kidder, Peabody & Co., where he was a member of the firm's Mergers and Acquisitions Group. In addition to serving as Chairman of the board of directors of Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation, Mr. Arougheti also serves on the boards of directors of Riverspace Arts and Operation HOPE. Mr. Arougheti received a B.A. in Ethics, Politics and Economics, cum laude, from Yale University.

Steve Bartlett

Director

Steve

Bartlett

Director

 

Steve Bartlett - Director

Mr. Bartlett has served as a Director of ARCC since 2012 and currently serves on the audit committee. Mr. Bartlett has been a consultant since 2012, providing strategic independent consulting services to several U.S. corporations. From 1999 to 2012, Mr. Bartlett served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Services Roundtable. Mr. Bartlett currently sits on the board of directors of the Homeownership Preservation Foundation (HPF). In 2001, Mr. Bartlett served on the President's Commission on Excellence in Special Education. Mr. Bartlett previously served as the Mayor of Dallas, Texas from 1991 to 1995, a member of the United States Congress from 1983 to 1991, and a member of the Dallas City Council from 1977 to 1981. Mr. Bartlett also founded Meridian Products Corporation, a manufacturer of injection molded plastics in 1976. Mr. Bartlett previously served on the Board of Governors of the National YMCA, the board of directors of BIPAC and Easter Seals of Greater Washington, D.C., and the board of directors for the following companies: Centene Corporation (NYSE), IMCO Recycling, Inc. (NYSE), KB Home Corporation (NYSE), Sun Coast Industries (NYSE), Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ), Dallas Can! and Grace Presbyterian Village. Mr. Bartlett also served as co-chair of Character Counts of Dallas and chair of the Trinity Trails. Mr. Bartlett also served on the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport Board. Mr. Bartlett graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1971, later serving as a guest lecturer at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.

Ann Torre Bates

Director

Ann Torre

Bates

Director

 

Ann Torre Bates - Director

Ms. Bates has served as a Director of ARCC since 2010 and is currently the chairperson of the audit committee.  Ms. Bates currently dedicates her time serving on the boards of directors of several companies primarily in the financial sector. From 1997 to 2012, Ms. Bates was a strategic and financial consultant, principally with respect to corporate finance matters. From 1995 to 1997, Ms. Bates served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of NHP, Inc., a national real estate services firm. From 1991 to 1995, Ms. Bates was Vice President and Treasurer of US Airways, and held various finance positions from 1988 to 1991. She currently serves on the board of directors of United Natural Foods, Inc. and is a director or trustee of 19 investment companies in the Franklin Templeton Group of Mutual Funds. She previously served as a director of Allied Capital Corporation from 2003 to 2010 ,SLM Corporation from 1997 to 2014 and Navient Corporation from 2014 to 2016. Ms. Bates holds a B.B.A. in Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. in Finance and Economics from Cornell University.

Kipp deVeer

Director and Chief Executive Officer of Ares Capital Corporation; Partner and Head of Ares Credit Group

New York

Kipp

deVeer

Director and Chief Executive Officer of Ares Capital Corporation; Partner and Head of Ares Credit Group

New York

 

Kipp deVeer - Director and Chief Executive Officer of Ares Capital Corporation; Partner and Head of Ares Credit Group

Mr. deVeer has served as a Director of ARCC since 2015 and currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of ARCC. He previously served as President of ARCC from May 2013 to July 2014. He joined Ares in May 2004 and currently serves as a Partner of Ares Management GP LLC, Ares’ general partner, a Partner in and Head of the Ares Credit Group, and a member of the Management Committee of Ares. Mr. deVeer may from time to time serve as an officer, director or principal of entities affiliated with Ares Management or of investment funds managed by Ares Management and its affiliates. Mr. deVeer is a member of the Ares Credit Group's U.S Direct Lending, European Direct Lending and European Liquid Credit Investment Committees. Mr. deVeer is also a director of Ares Management Limited, a subsidiary of Ares Management, L.P. overseeing the European activities of Ares. Prior to joining Ares, Mr. deVeer was a partner at RBC Capital Partners, a division of Royal Bank of Canada, which led the firm's middle-market financing and principal investment business. Mr. deVeer joined RBC in October 2001 from Indosuez Capital, where he was Vice President in the Merchant Banking Group. Previously, Mr. deVeer worked at J.P. Morgan and Co., both in the Special Investment Group of J.P. Morgan Investment Management, Inc. and the Investment Banking Division of J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. Mr. deVeer received a B.A. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.

Daniel G. Kelly, Jr.

Director

Daniel G.

Kelly, Jr.

Director

 

Daniel G. Kelly, Jr. - Director

Mr. Kelly has served as a Director of ARCC since May 2016 and currently serves on the nominating and governance committee. Mr. Kelly was a Partner of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, an international law firm, from 1999 to 2015, co-founding its Silicon Valley office in 1999. During his time at Davis Polk, Mr. Kelly had an extensive corporate practice representing companies, private equity funds and financial institutions in a broad array of complex transactions, and also acted as a senior advisor to boards and special committees on numerous sensitive matters. He currently serves on the board of directors of American Shared Hospital Services. Prior to joining Davis Polk, Mr. Kelly was a senior officer of a major investment banking firm, the chief legal officer of a New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) listed corporation and a partner involved in management of two other law firms. Mr. Kelly graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in History from Yale University and received his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law where he served as Notes and Comments Editor of the Columbia Law Review.

Steve McKeever

Director

Steve

McKeever

Director

 

Steve McKeever - Director

Mr. McKeever has served as a Director of ARCC since 2012 and is currently the chairperson of the nominating and governance committee. Mr. McKeever is the CEO of Hidden Beach Recordings, an independent record label based in Los Angeles, California, which Mr. McKeever founded in 1997. From 1991 to 1995, Mr. McKeever was with Motown Records, where he served as Executive Vice President of Talent and Creative Affairs from 1993 to 1995 and Senior Vice President of Artists and Repertoire from 1991 to 1993. In 1992, Mr. McKeever created MoJAZZ Records, a subsidiary of Motown Records and served as its President. In 1993, he was instrumental in the sale of Motown Records to PolyGram Records. Mr. McKeever eventually left Motown Records in 1995 to work on his own entrepreneurial projects. Mr. McKeever began his career at the law firm of Irell & Manella LLP in Los Angeles as an entertainment lawyer. In 2011, Mr. McKeever served as the Executive Producer of Entertainment for the dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C. Mr. McKeever currently serves as a director of several organizations, including College Bound (Chairman), African Ancestry.com and The Pacific Institute Spirit Board. He served as a Governor of the Los Angeles Chapter of The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (a/k/a The GRAMMYs) from 2001 to 2003 and 2008 to 2010 and gives generous time to various charitable organizations such as The City of Hope. Mr. McKeever received his B.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and received his J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Robert L. Rosen

Director

New York

Robert L.

Rosen

Director

New York

 

Robert L. Rosen - Director

Mr. Rosen is a Partner in the Ares Real Estate Group and has served as a director of ARCC since 2004. He additionally serves as Interim Co-Chief Executive Officer of and a director of Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation and serves as a member of the Ares Real Estate Group’s Debt Investment Committee. Mr. Rosen is the Managing Partner of RLR Capital Partners, which invests principally in the securities of publicly traded North American companies. From 2005 to 2008, Mr. Rosen was a Managing Partner of RLR Focus Fund LP, an "active value" hedge fund. From 1995 to 2001, Mr. Rosen served as an exclusive consultant to Apollo Management, L.P. In 1998, Mr. Rosen founded National Financial Partners (NYSE: NFP), an independent provider of financial services to high net worth individuals and small to medium sized corporations. He served as NFP's CEO from 1998 to 2000 and as its Chairman until January 2002. From 1987 to 1993, Mr. Rosen was a Managing Partner of Ballantrae Partners, L.P., an investment partnership. From 1989 to 1993, Mr. Rosen was Chairman and CEO of Damon Corporation, a leading healthcare and laboratory testing company that was ultimately sold to Quest Diagnostics. From 1983 to 1987, Mr. Rosen was Vice Chairman of Maxxam Group. Prior to that, Mr. Rosen spent twelve years at Shearson American Express in positions in research, investment banking and senior management, and for two years was Assistant to Sanford Weill, the then Chairman and CEO of Shearson. Mr. Rosen is a member of the board of directors of Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation and previously served on the board of directors of Sapient Corporation. Mr. Rosen is a member of the NYU Stern School of Business Board of Overseers and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Rosen holds a B.A. from the City University of New York in Economics and an M.B.A. from the New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business in Finance.

Bennett Rosenthal

Co-Chairman of Ares Capital Corporation; Co-Founder and Partner of Ares and Co-Head of Ares Private Equity Group

Los Angeles

Bennett

Rosenthal

Co-Chairman of Ares Capital Corporation; Co-Founder and Partner of Ares and Co-Head of Ares Private Equity Group

Los Angeles

 

Bennett Rosenthal - Co-Chairman of Ares Capital Corporation; Co-Founder and Partner of Ares and Co-Head of Ares Private Equity Group

Mr. Rosenthal has served as Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of ARCC since 2014, and previously as Chairman of ARCC board of directors since 2004. Mr. Rosenthal is a Co-Founder of Ares and a Partner of Ares Management GP LLC. He is Co-Head of and a Partner in the Ares Private Equity Group and serves as a member of the Board of Directors and Management Committee of Ares Management. Mr. Rosenthal also is a member of the Ares Private Equity Group’s ACOF, Asia Private Equity and Special Situations Funds Investment Committees. Mr. Rosenthal may from time to time serve as an officer, director or principal of entities affiliated with Ares Management or of investment funds managed by Ares Management and its affiliates. Mr. Rosenthal joined Ares in 1998 from Merrill Lynch & Co., where he served as a Managing Director in the Global Leveraged Finance Group. Mr. Rosenthal currently serves on the Board of Directors of City Ventures, LLC, Jacuzzi Brands Corporation, and the parent entities of National Veterinary Associates, Inc., CHG Healthcare Holdings L.P., CPG International Inc., Serta International Holdco LLC and Simmons Bedding Company, and several other private companies. Mr. Rosenthal's previous board of directors experience includes Aspen Dental Management, Inc., Hanger, Inc., Maidenform Brands, Inc. and Nortek, Inc. Mr. Rosenthal also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Windward School in Los Angeles, and on the Graduate Executive Board of the Wharton School of Business. Mr. Rosenthal graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business where he also received his M.B.A. with distinction.

Eric B. Siegel

Director

Eric B.

Siegel

Director

 

Eric B. Siegel - Director

Mr. Siegel has served as a Director of ARCC since 2004 and has been the lead independent director of the board of directors since 2010. Mr. Siegel currently serves on the audit committee and the nominating and governance committee. Since 2005, Mr. Siegel has served as Special Advisor to the Chairman of the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club and a member of the Club’s Board of Advisors. Mr. Siegel is a director and Chairman of the Executive Committee and Nominating and Governance Committee and member of the Audit Committee and Security Committee of El Paso Electric Company, a NYSE publicly traded utility company. Mr. Siegel is also a past member of the boards of directors of a number of public and private companies, including Kerzner International Ltd. Mr. Siegel is a retired limited partner of Apollo Advisors, L.P. and Lion Advisors, L.P., private investment management firms. Mr. Siegel is a member of the board of directors of the Friends of the Los Angeles Saban Free Clinic and a past member of the Board of Trustees of the Marlborough School. Mr. Siegel holds his B.A. summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa and J.D. Order of the Coif from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Name

First Name

Last Name

Role Title

Role Title

Location

Location

Michael Arougheti

Co-Chairman and Executive Vice President

New York

Michael

Arougheti

Co-Chairman and Executive Vice President

New York

 

Michael Arougheti - Co-Chairman and Executive Vice President

Mr. Arougheti has served as Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of ARCC since July 2014, as Director of ARCC since 2009 and as an Executive Vice President of ARCC since October 2014. Mr. Arougheti previously served as Chief Executive Officer of ARCC from May 2013 to July 2014, and President of ARCC from May 2004 to May 2013. Mr. Arougheti is a Co-Founder and President of Ares. He is a Partner in the Ares Credit Group and serves as a member of the Board of Directors and Management Committee of Ares. Mr. Arougheti also is a member of the Ares Credit Group’s U.S. and European Direct Lending Investment Committees, the Ares Equity Income Opportunity Strategy Portfolio Review Committee and the Ares Operations Management Group. Mr. Arougheti may from time to time serve as an officer, director or principal of entities affiliated with Ares Management or of investment funds managed by Ares Management and its affiliates. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Arougheti was employed by Royal Bank of Canada, where he was a Managing Partner of the Principal Finance Group of RBC Capital Partners and a member of the firm's Mezzanine Investment Committee. At RBC Capital Partners, Mr. Arougheti oversaw an investment team that originated, managed and monitored a diverse portfolio of middle market leveraged loans, senior and junior subordinated debt, preferred equity and common stock and warrants on behalf of RBC and other third party institutional investors. Mr. Arougheti joined Royal Bank of Canada in October 2001 from Indosuez Capital, where he was a Principal, responsible for originating, structuring and executing leveraged transactions across a broad range of products and asset classes. Mr. Arougheti also sat on the firm's Investment Committee. Prior to joining Indosuez in 1994, Mr. Arougheti worked at Kidder, Peabody & Co., where he was a member of the firm's Mergers and Acquisitions Group. In addition to serving as Chairman of the board of directors of Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation, Mr. Arougheti also serves on the boards of directors of Riverspace Arts and Operation HOPE. Mr. Arougheti received a B.A. in Ethics, Politics and Economics, cum laude, from Yale University.

Joshua Bloomstein

Vice President; General Counsel and Secretary

New York

Joshua

Bloomstein

Vice President; General Counsel and Secretary

New York

 

Joshua Bloomstein - Vice President; General Counsel and Secretary

Mr. Bloomstein serves as the General Counsel, Vice President and Secretary of ARCC. Additionally, he is Vice President and Assistant Secretary of American Capital Senior Floating, Ltd. (NASDAQ:ACSF) and Vice President and Assistant Secretary of CION Ares Diversified Credit Fund. He joined Ares in November 2006 and currently serves as a Partner and Co-General Counsel (Credit) and Deputy General Counsel (Corporate) of Ares Management, and may from time to time serve as an officer, director or principal of entities affiliated with Ares Management or of investment funds managed by Ares Management and its affiliates. He is also a member of the Ares Enterprise Risk Committee. Prior to joining Ares, Mr. Bloomstein was an attorney with Latham & Watkins LLP specializing in leveraged buyouts and private equity investments as well as general partnership and corporate matters. Mr. Bloomstein graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Political Science from the State University of New York at Albany and received a J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Miami, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif.

Kipp deVeer

Director and Chief Executive Officer

New York

Kipp

deVeer

Director and Chief Executive Officer

New York

 

Kipp deVeer - Director and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. deVeer has served as a Director of ARCC since 2015 and currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of ARCC. He previously served as President of ARCC from May 2013 to July 2014. He joined Ares in May 2004 and currently serves as a Partner of Ares Management GP LLC, Ares’ general partner, a Partner in and Head of the Ares Credit Group, and a member of the Management Committee of Ares. Mr. deVeer may from time to time serve as an officer, director or principal of entities affiliated with Ares Management or of investment funds managed by Ares Management and its affiliates. Mr. deVeer is a member of the Ares Credit Group's U.S Direct Lending, European Direct Lending and European Liquid Credit Investment Committees. Mr. deVeer is also a director of Ares Management Limited, a subsidiary of Ares Management, L.P. overseeing the European activities of Ares. Prior to joining Ares, Mr. deVeer was a partner at RBC Capital Partners, a division of Royal Bank of Canada, which led the firm's middle-market financing and principal investment business. Mr. deVeer joined RBC in October 2001 from Indosuez Capital, where he was Vice President in the Merchant Banking Group. Previously, Mr. deVeer worked at J.P. Morgan and Co., both in the Special Investment Group of J.P. Morgan Investment Management, Inc. and the Investment Banking Division of J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. Mr. deVeer received a B.A. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.

Mitch Goldstein

Co-President

New York

Mitch

Goldstein

Co-President

New York

 

Mitch Goldstein - Co-President

Mr. Goldstein serves as a Co-President of ARCC. Mr. Goldstein previously served as an Executive Vice President of Ares Capital from May 2013 to July 2014. He joined Ares in May 2005 and currently serves as a Partner and Co-Head of the Ares Credit Group, Vice President of American Capital Senior Floating, Ltd. (NASDAQ:ACSF), and Vice President and interested trustee of CION Ares Diversified Credit Fund. He is a member of the Management Committee of Ares Management, and may from time to time serve as an officer, director or principal of entities affiliated with Ares Management or of investment funds managed by Ares Management and its affiliates. Mr. Goldstein is a member of the Ares Credit Group's U.S. Direct Lending and Commercial Finance Investment Committees and the Ivy Hill Asset Management Investment Committee. Prior to joining Ares, Mr. Goldstein worked at Credit Suisse First Boston ("CSFB"), where he was a Managing Director in the Financial Sponsors Group. At CSFB, Mr. Goldstein was responsible for providing investment banking services to private equity funds and hedge funds with a focus on M&A and restructurings as well as capital raisings, including high yield, bank debt, mezzanine debt, and IPOs. Mr. Goldstein joined CSFB in 2000 at the completion of the merger with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Goldstein was at Indosuez Capital, where he was a member of the Investment Committee and a Principal, responsible for originating, structuring and executing leveraged transactions across a broad range of products and asset classes. From 1993 to 1998, Mr. Goldstein worked at Bankers Trust. He also serves on the Board of Managers of Ivy Hill Asset Management GP, LLC. Mr. Goldstein graduated summa cum laude from the State University of New York at Binghamton with a B.S. in Accounting, received an M.B.A. from Columbia University's Graduate School of Business and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Miriam Krieger

Chief Compliance Officer

Washington D.C.

Miriam

Krieger

Chief Compliance Officer

Washington D.C.

 

Miriam Krieger - Chief Compliance Officer

Ms. Krieger serves as Chief Compliance Officer of Ares Capital Corporation (“ARCC”). She also serves as Chief Compliance Officer of American Capital Senior Floating, Ltd. (NASDAQ:ACSF) and Ivy Hill Asset Management, L.P. (“IHAM”). She joined Ares in April 2010 and is a Managing Director and Deputy Chief Compliance Officer within the Ares Compliance Group. She may from time to time serve as an officer, director or principal of entities affiliated with Ares Management or of investment funds managed by Ares Management and its affiliates. From March 2008 until joining Ares, Ms. Krieger was Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary of Allied Capital Corporation, where she also served as Executive Vice President from August 2008 until April 2010 and as Senior Vice President from March 2008 to August 2008. Ms. Krieger also served as Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer at MCG Capital Corporation, a publicly traded business development company, from 2006 to 2008 and Vice President and Assistant General Counsel from 2004 to 2006. From 2001 to 2004, Ms. Krieger was an associate in the Financial Services Group of the law firm of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP. Ms. Krieger graduated with a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Wellesley College and received a J.D. and an M.A. in Economics from Duke University.

Scott C. Lem

Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President and Treasurer

Los Angeles

Scott C.

Lem

Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President and Treasurer

Los Angeles

 

Scott C. Lem - Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President and Treasurer

Mr. Lem serves as Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President and Treasurer of ARCC. Mr. Lem previously served as Assistant Treasurer of Ares Capital from May 2009 to May 2013. He also serves as Chief Accounting Officer of American Capital Senior Floating, Ltd. (NASDAQ:ACSF), and Treasurer of Ares Dynamic Credit Allocation Fund, Inc. (NYSE:ARDC) and CION Ares Diversified Credit Fund. Additionally, he is a Managing Director and Chief Accounting Officer, Credit (Direct Lending) in the Ares Finance Department. He may from time to time serve as an officer, director or principal of entities affiliated with Ares Management or of investment funds managed by Ares Management and its affiliates. From July 2003 to December 2008, Mr. Lem served as Controller of Ares Management. Prior to joining Ares in July 2003, Mr. Lem was with Ernst & Young LLP and Arthur Andersen LLP, most recently as a Senior Associate conducting audits for clients across several industries including entertainment, hospitality and real estate. Mr. Lem graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Southern California's Leventhal School of Accounting and summa cum laude with a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business. Mr. Lem has also received an M.B.A. in Finance from UCLA's Anderson School of Management. Mr. Lem is a Certified Public Accountant (Inactive).

Michael McFerran

Vice President and Assistant Treasurer

Los Angeles

Michael

McFerran

Vice President and Assistant Treasurer

Los Angeles

 

Michael McFerran - Vice President and Assistant Treasurer

Mr. McFerran serves as a Vice President and Assistant Treasurer of ARCC. He is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ares, a Partner in and Head of the Ares Finance Department and serves on the Management Committee of Ares Management. He serves as Vice President of Ares Dynamic Credit Allocation Fund, Inc. (NYSE:ARDC) and is a member of the Ares Operations Management Group and the Ares Enterprise Risk Committee. Prior to joining Ares in March 2015, Mr. McFerran was a Managing Director at KKR where he was Chief Financial Officer of KKR's credit business and Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at KKR Financial Holdings LLC. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. McFerran spent the majority of his career at Ernst & Young LLP where he was a senior manager in their financial services industry practice. Mr. McFerran also held Vice President roles at XL Capital Ltd. and American Express. Mr. McFerran received an M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley and a B.S. in Business Administration from San Francisco State University.

Daniel Nguyen

Vice President and Assistant Treasurer

Los Angeles

Daniel

Nguyen

Vice President and Assistant Treasurer

Los Angeles

 

Daniel Nguyen - Vice President and Assistant Treasurer

Mr. Nguyen serves as a Vice President and Assistant Treasurer of ARCC. He joined Ares in August 2000 and serves as a Partner in the Ares Finance Department, Chief Financial Officer of the Ares Private Equity Group, and may from time to time serve as an officer, director or principal of entities affiliated with Ares Management or of investment funds managed by Ares Management and its affiliates. Mr. Nguyen also serves as Treasurer of Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation. From March 2007 to December 2010 and from September 2012 to May 2013, Mr. Nguyen served as Treasurer of ARCC and from August 2004 to March 2007, as Chief Financial Officer of ARCC. From 2002 to 2015, Mr. Nguyen served as Chief Financial Officer of Ares Management, L.P. and its predecessor. From 1996 to 2000, Mr. Nguyen was with Arthur Andersen LLP, where he was in charge of conducting business audits on financial clients, performing due diligence investigation of potential mergers and acquisitions and analyzing changes in accounting guidelines for derivatives. Mr. Nguyen graduated with a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Southern California's Leventhal School of Accounting and received an M.B.A. in Global Business from Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management. Mr. Nguyen also studied European Business at Oxford University as part of the M.B.A. curriculum. Mr. Nguyen is a Chartered Financial Analyst® and a Certified Public Accountant.

 

Penni Roll

Chief Financial Officer

New York

Penni

Roll

Chief Financial Officer

New York

 

Penni Roll - Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Roll serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Ares Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:ARCC), the Ares Credit Group, Ares Dynamic Credit Allocation Fund, Inc. (NYSE:ARDC), American Capital Senior Floating, Ltd. (NASDAQ:ACSF) and is Chief Financial Officer of CION Ares Diversified Credit Fund. She joined Ares in April 2010 and now serves as Partner—Chief Financial Officer of Ares Credit Group and may from time to time serve as an officer, director or principal of entities affiliated with Ares Management or of investment funds managed by Ares Management and its affiliates. Prior to joining Ares Management, Ms. Roll served as Chief Financial Officer of Allied Capital Corporation from 1998 until April 2010. Ms. Roll joined Allied Capital Corporation in 1995 as its Controller after serving as a Manager in KPMG LLP's financial services practice. Ms. Roll graduated magna cum laude with a B.S.B.A. in Accounting from West Virginia University.

Michael Smith

Co-President

New York

Michael

Smith

Co-President

New York

 

Michael Smith - Co-President

Mr. Smith serves as Co-President of ARCC. Mr. Smith previously served as an Executive Vice President of Ares Capital from May 2013 to July 2014. Mr. Smith joined Ares in May 2004 and currently serves as a Partner and Co-Head of the Ares Credit Group and a member of the Management Committee of Ares Management. From time to time, he may serve as an officer, director or principal of entities affiliated with Ares Management or of investment funds managed by Ares Management and its affiliates. Mr. Smith is a member of the Ares Credit Group's U.S. Direct Lending and Commercial Finance Investment Committees and the Ivy Hill Asset Management Investment Committee. Prior to joining Ares, Mr. Smith was a Partner at RBC Capital Partners, a division of Royal Bank of Canada, which led the firm's middle-market financing and principal investment business. Mr. Smith joined RBC in October 2001 from Indosuez Capital, where he was a Vice President in the Merchant Banking Group. Previously, Mr. Smith worked at Kenter, Glastris & Company, and at Salomon Brothers Inc., in their Debt Capital Markets Group and Financial Institutions Group. Mr. Smith received a B.S. in Business Administration, cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame and a Masters in Management from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Michael Weiner

Vice President

Los Angeles

Michael

Weiner

Vice President

Los Angeles

 

Michael Weiner - Vice President

Mr. Weiner serves as a Vice President of ARCC. He is Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Ares Management GP LLC, Ares' general partner, a Partner and General Counsel in the Ares Legal Group and a member of the Management Committee of Ares Management. He may from time to time serve as an officer, director or principal of entities affiliated with Ares Management or of investment funds managed by Ares Management and its affiliates. Mr. Weiner has also served as Vice President and General Counsel of Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation since 2012 and Vice President and Assistant Secretary of Ares Dynamic Credit Allocation Fund, Inc. (NYSE:ARDC) and is Vice President and Assistant Secretary of CION Ares Diversified Credit Fund. From September 2006 to January 2010, Mr. Weiner served as General Counsel of ARCC. He additionally is a member of the Ares Operations Management Group and the Ares Enterprise Risk Committee. Mr. Weiner joined Ares in September 2006. Previously, Mr. Weiner served as General Counsel to Apollo Management L.P. and had been an officer of the corporate general partners of Apollo since 1992. Prior to joining Apollo, Mr. Weiner was a partner in the law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius specializing in corporate and alternative financing transactions, securities law as well as general partnership, corporate and regulatory matters. Mr. Weiner has served on the boards of directors of several corporations. Mr. Weiner currently serves on the Board of Governors of the Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Mr. Weiner graduated with a B.S. in Business and Finance from the University of California at Berkeley and a J.D. from the University of Santa Clara.

Name

First Name

Last Name

Role Title

Role Title

Location

Location

Mark Affolter

Partner

Chicago

Mark

Affolter

Partner

Chicago

 

Mark Affolter - Partner

Mr. Affolter is a Partner and Portfolio Manager in the Ares Credit Group, Central Region Head for U.S. direct lending and a member of the Management Committee of Ares Management. Additionally, Mr. Affolter serves as a member of the Ares Credit Group's U.S. Direct Lending Investment Committee. Prior to joining Ares in 2008, Mr. Affolter was a Managing Director at CIT, where he focused on building its sponsor finance business. Previously, Mr. Affolter was a Senior Managing Director at GE Capital in its sponsor finance business and a Senior Vice President at Heller Financial, leading its mezzanine finance business in corporate finance. He currently serves on the Alumni Board of Governors and Regional Campaign Committee of Washington University and holds an A.B. from Washington University in Economics.

Michael Arougheti

Co-Founder and President of Ares; Partner of Ares Credit Group

New York

Michael

Arougheti

Co-Founder and President of Ares; Partner of Ares Credit Group

New York

 

Michael Arougheti - Co-Founder and President of Ares; Partner of Ares Credit Group

Mr. Arougheti has served as Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of ARCC since July 2014, as Director of ARCC since 2009 and as an Executive Vice President of ARCC since October 2014. Mr. Arougheti previously served as Chief Executive Officer of ARCC from May 2013 to July 2014, and President of ARCC from May 2004 to May 2013. Mr. Arougheti is a Co-Founder and President of Ares. He is a Partner in the Ares Credit Group and serves as a member of the Board of Directors and Management Committee of Ares. Mr. Arougheti also is a member of the Ares Credit Group’s U.S. and European Direct Lending Investment Committees, the Ares Equity Income Opportunity Strategy Portfolio Review Committee and the Ares Operations Management Group. Mr. Arougheti may from time to time serve as an officer, director or principal of entities affiliated with Ares Management or of investment funds managed by Ares Management and its affiliates. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Arougheti was employed by Royal Bank of Canada, where he was a Managing Partner of the Principal Finance Group of RBC Capital Partners and a member of the firm's Mezzanine Investment Committee. At RBC Capital Partners, Mr. Arougheti oversaw an investment team that originated, managed and monitored a diverse portfolio of middle market leveraged loans, senior and junior subordinated debt, preferred equity and common stock and warrants on behalf of RBC and other third party institutional investors. Mr. Arougheti joined Royal Bank of Canada in October 2001 from Indosuez Capital, where he was a Principal, responsible for originating, structuring and executing leveraged transactions across a broad range of products and asset classes. Mr. Arougheti also sat on the firm's Investment Committee. Prior to joining Indosuez in 1994, Mr. Arougheti worked at Kidder, Peabody & Co., where he was a member of the firm's Mergers and Acquisitions Group. In addition to serving as Chairman of the board of directors of Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation, Mr. Arougheti also serves on the boards of directors of Riverspace Arts and Operation HOPE. Mr. Arougheti received a B.A. in Ethics, Politics and Economics, cum laude, from Yale University.

Ryan Brauns

Managing Director

New York

Ryan

Brauns

Managing Director

New York

 

Ryan Brauns - Managing Director

Mr. Brauns is a Managing Director in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on U.S. direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2017, Mr. Brauns was a Managing Director and Head of Sponsor Finance at American Capital, Ltd., where he focused on building American Capital, Ltd.’s sponsor finance business. Previously, Mr. Brauns was a Vice President at GE Capital, where he focused on senior debt and second lien transactions, sourced through equity sponsors and the bank market, for leveraged middle market companies across a variety of sectors. In addition, Mr. Brauns was an Associate at Lazard, where he focused on structured products. Mr. Brauns holds a B.S., summa cum laude, from Salisbury University and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

Rajiv Chudgar

Managing Director

Chicago

Rajiv

Chudgar

Managing Director

Chicago

 

Rajiv Chudgar - Managing Director

Mr. Chudgar is a Managing Director in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on U.S. direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2011, Mr. Chudgar was Managing Director in the Sponsor Finance Group at CIT, where he focused on origination in the Midwest and was responsible for the structuring and execution of senior and junior debt financings for private equity sponsored leveraged buyouts. Previously, Mr. Chudgar worked at GE Commercial Finance, Accenture and Prudential Capital, where he focused on originating, structuring and executing senior debt, mezzanine and equity investments. Mr. Chudgar holds a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin in Accounting and Finance and an M.B.A. from the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management. Mr. Chudgar is a CFA® charterholder.

Paul Colatrella

Managing Director

New York

Paul

Colatrella

Managing Director

New York

 

Paul Colatrella - Managing Director

Mr. Colatrella is a Managing Director in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on power and energy direct lending. Additionally, Mr. Colatrella serves on the Ares Private Equity Group’s EIF Funds Investment Committee. Prior to joining Ares in 2011, Mr. Colatrella was a Senior Vice President in the Energy and Infrastructure Group of TCW (now EIG Global Energy Partners). Previously, he was a Director of the Project Finance Group of HypoVereinsbank, AG (“HVB”), where he focused on originating and managing a power generation and infrastructure loan portfolio. In addition, Mr. Colatrella was an Assistant Vice President at Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank, Ltd. Mr. Colatrella holds a B.A. from the University of Rochester in European History and an M.B.A. from Fordham University in Finance.

Karen De Castro

Managing Director

New York

Karen

De Castro

Managing Director

New York

 

Karen De Castro - Managing Director

Ms. De Castro is a Managing Director in the Ares Credit Group, where she focuses on U.S. direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2007, Ms. De Castro was a Senior Associate at Friedberg Milstein, where she focused on evaluating new investment opportunities and performed credit due diligence on potential investments. Previously, Ms. De Castro was an Associate in the Mid-Corporate Investment Banking Group at JP Morgan. Ms. De Castro holds a B.A. from Brown University in Business Economics.

Kipp deVeer

Partner and Head of Ares Credit Group

New York

Kipp

deVeer

Partner and Head of Ares Credit Group

New York

 

Kipp deVeer - Partner and Head of Ares Credit Group

Mr. deVeer has served as a Director of ARCC since 2015 and currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of ARCC. He previously served as President of ARCC from May 2013 to July 2014. He joined Ares in May 2004 and currently serves as a Partner of Ares Management GP LLC, Ares’ general partner, a Partner in and Head of the Ares Credit Group, and a member of the Management Committee of Ares. Mr. deVeer may from time to time serve as an officer, director or principal of entities affiliated with Ares Management or of investment funds managed by Ares Management and its affiliates. Mr. deVeer is a member of the Ares Credit Group's U.S Direct Lending, European Direct Lending and European Liquid Credit Investment Committees. Mr. deVeer is also a director of Ares Management Limited, a subsidiary of Ares Management, L.P. overseeing the European activities of Ares. Prior to joining Ares, Mr. deVeer was a partner at RBC Capital Partners, a division of Royal Bank of Canada, which led the firm's middle-market financing and principal investment business. Mr. deVeer joined RBC in October 2001 from Indosuez Capital, where he was Vice President in the Merchant Banking Group. Previously, Mr. deVeer worked at J.P. Morgan and Co., both in the Special Investment Group of J.P. Morgan Investment Management, Inc. and the Investment Banking Division of J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. Mr. deVeer received a B.A. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.

Michael Dieber

Partner - Co-Head Portfolio Management

New York

Michael

Dieber

Partner - Co-Head Portfolio Management

New York

 

Michael Dieber - Partner - Co-Head Portfolio Management

Mr. Dieber is a Partner and Co-Head of Portfolio Management, U.S. Direct Lending, in the Ares Credit Group. Prior to joining Ares in 2008, Mr. Dieber was a Managing Director at Conway, Del Genio, Gries & Co., a financial advisory boutique with a focus in restructuring. Previously, Mr. Dieber was a Partner in the Restructuring Group at Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Dieber began his career in the audit practice of Ernst & Young. He holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School.

Carl Drake

Partner, Head of Public Investor Relations and Communications

Atlanta

Carl

Drake

Partner, Head of Public Investor Relations and Communications

Atlanta

 

Carl Drake - Partner, Head of Public Investor Relations and Communications

Mr. Drake is a Partner and Head of Public Investor Relations and Communications for Ares Management, Ares Capital Corporation, Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation and American Capital Senior Floating, Ltd. He additionally serves as a member of the Ares Equity Income Opportunity Strategy Portfolio Review Committee and the Ares Operations Management Group. Prior to joining Ares in 2008, Mr. Drake was a Managing Director in the Equity Research Department of SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, where he focused on covering specialty finance companies including Business Development Companies ("BDCs"), and was a Vice President in the firm’s investment banking department. Previously, Mr. Drake was a Vice President at Creditanstalt Corporate Finance Inc., GE Capital Commercial Finance and Metropolitan Life. Mr. Drake holds a B.A. from Vanderbilt University in History and an M.B.A. from the Duke University Fuqua School of Business. Mr. Drake is a CFA® charterholder.

Ian Fitzgerald

Associate General Counsel, Credit

New York

Ian

Fitzgerald

Associate General Counsel, Credit

New York

 

Ian Fitzgerald - Associate General Counsel, Credit

Mr. Fitzgerald is a Principal and Associate General Counsel (Credit) in the Ares Legal Group, where he focuses on direct lending matters. Additionally, Mr. Fitzgerald is General Counsel, Secretary and Vice President of American Capital Senior Floating, Ltd. (NASDAQ:ACSF). He also serves as Vice President and Assistant Secretary of Ivy Hill Asset Management, L.P. (“IHAM”) and Vice President and Assistant Secretary of Ivy Hill Asset Management GP, LLC, IHAM’s General Partner. Prior to joining Ares in 2010, Mr. Fitzgerald was an Associate in the Corporate Group at the law firm of Latham & Watkins, where he focused on corporate finance and general corporate and securities laws matters. Mr. Fitzgerald holds a B.S.B.A. from Bucknell University in Accounting and a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Texas at Austin.

Heather French

Managing Director, Associate General Counsel, Credit

Bethesda

Heather

French

Managing Director, Associate General Counsel, Credit

Bethesda

 

Heather French - Managing Director, Associate General Counsel, Credit

Ms. French is a Managing Director and Associate General Counsel (Credit) in the Ares Legal Group. Prior to joining Ares in 2017, Ms. French served as Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at American Capital, Ltd., where she focused on a wide range of matters related to American Capital, Ltd.’s private equity portfolio and asset management business. Previously, Ms. French served as Counsel at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, where she focused on complex commercial and employment litigation, as well as general labor and employment matters. She began her career at Littler Mendelson P.C. Ms. French also serves on the Board of Directors of The Association of Corporate Counsel National Capital Region and The Georgetown Corporate Counsel Institute. Ms. French holds a B.A., with distinction, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in International Relations and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center, where she served as an editor of the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics.

Greg Galligan

Managing Director

New York

Greg

Galligan

Managing Director

New York

 

Greg Galligan - Managing Director

Mr. Galligan is a Managing Director in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on U.S. direct lending and is responsible for originating and managing leveraged finance and private capital investments. Prior to joining Ares in 2011, Mr. Galligan was a Vice President at DLJ Investment Partners, where he focused on structuring and executing junior debt financings for private equity sponsored leveraged buyouts. Previously, he held various roles at Goldman Sachs, Capital Source and Bank of America, where he focused on originating, structuring and executing senior debt, mezzanine and equity investments. Mr. Galligan holds a B.A. from Boston College in Economics and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Brian Goldman

Managing Director

New York

Brian

Goldman

Managing Director

New York

 

Brian Goldman - Managing Director

Mr. Goldman is a Managing Director in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on U.S. direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2007, Mr. Goldman was an Associate in the Principal Investment Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co, where he evaluated, structured and executed mezzanine investments for the GS Mezzanine Partners funds. Previously, he was an Associate at Apax Partners, where he focused on reviewing, analyzing and structuring private equity investments. In addition, Mr. Goldman was an Analyst in the Investment Banking Division of Merrill Lynch & Co. Mr. Goldman holds a B.B.A. from Emory University in Finance and an M.B.A. from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business.

Mitch Goldstein

Partner and Co-Head of Ares Credit Group

New York

Mitch

Goldstein

Partner and Co-Head of Ares Credit Group

New York

 

Mitch Goldstein - Partner and Co-Head of Ares Credit Group

Mr. Goldstein serves as a Co-President of ARCC. Mr. Goldstein previously served as an Executive Vice President of Ares Capital from May 2013 to July 2014. He joined Ares in May 2005 and currently serves as a Partner and Co-Head of the Ares Credit Group, Vice President of American Capital Senior Floating, Ltd. (NASDAQ:ACSF), and Vice President and interested trustee of CION Ares Diversified Credit Fund. He is a member of the Management Committee of Ares Management, and may from time to time serve as an officer, director or principal of entities affiliated with Ares Management or of investment funds managed by Ares Management and its affiliates. Mr. Goldstein is a member of the Ares Credit Group's U.S. Direct Lending and Commercial Finance Investment Committees and the Ivy Hill Asset Management Investment Committee. Prior to joining Ares, Mr. Goldstein worked at Credit Suisse First Boston ("CSFB"), where he was a Managing Director in the Financial Sponsors Group. At CSFB, Mr. Goldstein was responsible for providing investment banking services to private equity funds and hedge funds with a focus on M&A and restructurings as well as capital raisings, including high yield, bank debt, mezzanine debt, and IPOs. Mr. Goldstein joined CSFB in 2000 at the completion of the merger with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Goldstein was at Indosuez Capital, where he was a member of the Investment Committee and a Principal, responsible for originating, structuring and executing leveraged transactions across a broad range of products and asset classes. From 1993 to 1998, Mr. Goldstein worked at Bankers Trust. He also serves on the Board of Managers of Ivy Hill Asset Management GP, LLC. Mr. Goldstein graduated summa cum laude from the State University of New York at Binghamton with a B.S. in Accounting, received an M.B.A. from Columbia University's Graduate School of Business and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Elizabeth Goodwin

Principal, Tax Director

Washington D.C.

Elizabeth

Goodwin

Principal, Tax Director

Washington D.C.

 

Elizabeth Goodwin - Principal, Tax Director

Ms. Goodwin is a Principal, Fund Tax in the Ares Finance Department. Prior to joining Ares in 2010, Ms. Goodwin was Senior Vice President – Tax Director at Allied Capital Corporation. Previously, Ms. Goodwin was a Senior Manager in the Tax Financial Services Group at Ernst and Young for two years, where she focused on serving many of the country’s largest banks, private equity, mortgage lending, and specialty finance companies. Ms. Goodwin began her career in the Tax Financial Services Group at Arthur Andersen.  She holds a B.B.A. from the College of William and Mary in Accounting.

Brian Graff

Partner

New York

Brian

Graff

Partner

New York

 

Brian Graff - Partner

Mr. Graff is a Partner in Ares Credit Group, where he manages the buyout portfolio acquired with American Capital, Ltd. Prior to joining Ares in 2017, Mr. Graff served as President, Private Finance, and Chairman of the Investment Committee of American Capital, Ltd. Mr. Graff additionally held various roles managing the buyouts and sponsor finance business during his tenure at American Capital, Ltd. from 2001 to 2016. Previously, Mr. Graff was a Principal at Odyssey Investments Partners, a private equity fund. In addition, he was a Senior Vice President of GE Equity and a Director in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group at Automatic Data Processing, Inc. He began his career at Coopers & Lybrand. Mr. Graff also serves on the Board of Directors of several companies, including LLSC Holdings Corporation, Scanner Holdings Corporation, Soil Safe Acquisition Corp., RD Holdco Inc., CML Pharmaceuticals, LLC, SMG and Halex Holdings, Inc.  Mr. Graff holds a B.S. from the State University of New York at Binghamton in Accounting and an M.B.A. from New York University Stern School of Business.

Joel Gulick

Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Credit

Bethesda

Joel

Gulick

Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Credit

Bethesda

 

Joel Gulick - Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Credit

Mr. Gulick is a Vice President and Associate General Counsel (Credit) in the Ares Legal Group. Prior to joining Ares in 2017, Mr. Gulick was a Vice President and Associate General Counsel at American Capital, Ltd. Previously, Mr. Gulick was an Associate in the Tax Group at Arnold & Porter LLP, where he focused on transactional employee benefits matters and advised clients regarding certain tax-qualified plan matters. Mr. Gulick holds a B.A., cum laude, from Gettysburg College in History and a J.D., with honors, from the George Washington University Law School. Mr. Gulick is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel National Capital Region and a member of the Maryland and District of Columbia Bars.

Owen D. Hill

Managing Director

Dallas

Owen D.

Hill

Managing Director

Dallas

 

Owen D. Hill - Managing Director

Mr. Hill is a Managing Director in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on power and energy direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2014, Mr. Hill was a Co-Founder and Managing Director of CLG Energy Finance, LLC, an affiliate of Beal Bank. Previously, Mr. Hill was a Portfolio Manager at Highland Capital Management, where he focused on energy and other industries. In addition, he was a Corporate Attorney at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. Mr. Hill holds a B.A. from Columbia University in History and a J.D. from Duke University School of Law. Mr. Hill is also a CFA® charterholder.

Daniel Katz

Partner - Co-Head Portfolio Management

New York

Daniel

Katz

Partner - Co-Head Portfolio Management

New York

 

Daniel Katz - Partner - Co-Head Portfolio Management

Mr. Katz is a Partner and Co-Head of Portfolio Management, U.S. Direct Lending, in the Ares Credit Group. Additionally, he is the Co-Head of the Direct Lending Valuation Team and oversees workouts and restructurings of underperforming investments. Prior to joining Ares in 2006, Mr. Katz was a Vice President at CDG Group, a boutique restructuring firm, where he focused on a broad range of financial and operational turnarounds for debtors, lenders and other creditor groups. Previously, Mr. Katz worked at Ernst & Young LLP, where he focused on middle market merger and acquisitions transactions. Mr. Katz holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan in Economics.

Mark King

Managing Director

Chicago

Mark

King

Managing Director

Chicago

 

Mark King - Managing Director

Mr. King is a Managing Director in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on venture finance. Prior to joining Ares in 2012, Mr. King was a Managing Director and Chief Risk Officer at BlueCrest, where he focused on underwriting investment opportunities, risk management and overseeing the portfolio administration team. Previously, he was a Managing Director of Risk and Operations at Ritchie Capital Finance. In addition, he was Senior Vice President, Risk Management for GE Technology Finance and was a Vice President, Senior Underwriter for Heller Venture Finance. Previously, he was Vice President, Originations and a Vice President, Director of Credit, Portfolio and Operations for LINC Capital. He has additionally worked as a Portfolio Manager of a subordinated debt fund affiliated with South Shore Bank of Chicago. He began his career as a Program Officer with Opportunity International. Mr. King holds a B.A., cum laude, from Wheaton College in Political Science and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School. He is a CFA® charterholder.

Joshua Lefkowitz

Principal, Associate General Counsel, Credit

New York

Joshua

Lefkowitz

Principal, Associate General Counsel, Credit

New York

 

Joshua Lefkowitz - Principal, Associate General Counsel, Credit

Mr. Lefkowitz is a Principal and Associate General Counsel (Credit) in the Ares Legal Group. Prior to joining Ares in 2017, Mr. Lefkowitz was a Vice President and Associate General Counsel at American Capital, Ltd., where he focused on debt and equity investments, workouts and restructurings and compliance and regulatory matters. Previously, Mr. Lefkowitz was an Associate at Mayer Brown and Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, where he focused on general corporate and finance matters and complex bankruptcies and restructurings. Mr. Lefkowitz holds a B.A. from the University of Rochester in History and a J.D. from Georgetown University.

Jana Markowicz

Partner, Head of Product Management and Investor Relations, U.S. Direct Lending

New York

Jana

Markowicz

Partner, Head of Product Management and Investor Relations, U.S. Direct Lending

New York

 

Jana Markowicz - Partner, Head of Product Management and Investor Relations, U.S. Direct Lending

Ms. Markowicz is a Partner in the Ares Credit Group and serves as Head of Product Management and Investor Relations, U.S. Direct Lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2005, Ms. Markowicz was an Analyst in the Global Power Investment Banking Group and the Leveraged Finance Group at Citigroup, where she focused on financings for companies across a broad range of industries. Ms. Markowicz holds a B.S. from the University of Pennsylvania in Engineering, with a concentration in Economic and Financial Systems.

Michael Marziani

Managing Director

Chicago

Michael