Mr. Goldman is a Partner 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.