Mr. Misra is a Principal in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on U.S. direct lending. Additionally, Mr. Misra serves on the Ares Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council. Prior to joining Ares in 2012, Mr. Misra was an Investment Banking Analyst at Citigroup in the Financial Sponsors Group, where he focused on leveraged buyouts, mergers and acquisitions, and debt and equity financings. Mr. Misra holds a B.S. in Finance and a B.A. in Economics, magna cum laude, from Rutgers Business School.