Mr. Hodges is a Principal in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on U.S. direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2017, Mr. Hodges was a Vice President at The Carlyle Group, where he focused on leveraged finance capital markets. Previously, Mr. Hodges held positions at Deutsche Bank and UBS Investment Bank, where he focused on high yield and leveraged loan underwriting and capital markets. Mr. Hodges holds a B.S. from Cornell University in Applied Economics and Management, and an M.B.A. from the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University.