Ben Pasternack

Managing Director
New York

Mr. Pasternack is a Managing Director in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on U.S. direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2020, Mr. Pasternack was an Executive Director at HPS Investment Partners LLC, where he originated, evaluated, and executed direct lending and special situations investments. Previously, he was an Associate at BlackRock Kelso Capital Corporation, where he focused on direct lending and equity investing. Mr. Pasternack holds a B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania in International Relations and an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School.