Mr. Okuliar is a Partner in the Ares Credit Group, Co-Head of Global Liquid Credit, Portfolio Manager. Additionally, he serves as a member of the Ares Credit Group's European Liquid Credit and European Direct Lending Investment Committees. Prior to joining Ares in 2016, Mr. Okuliar was a Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets for Global Market Strategies at The Carlyle Group, where he focused on sourcing credit investment opportunities from banks and sponsors, syndicating excess risk, and developing new business opportunities. Previously, Mr. Okuliar was Head of Leveraged Capital Markets for UBS, where he focused on the structuring and market execution of leveraged loans, bridge financing and high yield bond placements. In addition, Mr. Okuliar was Head of High Yield Capital Markets and Syndicate at Barclays Capital in London. He has also worked for Banc of America Securities in Syndicated Finance and High Yield Capital Markets in the U.S. and London. Mr. Okuliar holds a B.S.B.A. from Georgetown University with a double major in Finance and International Business.