Mr. Cortright is a Partner in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on alternative credit investments. Additionally, he serves as a member of the Ares Credit Group's Alternative Credit, Pathfinder and Pathfinder Core Investment Committees. Prior to joining Ares in 2019, Mr. Cortright was a Managing Director at Fortress Investment Group, where he focused on originating and structuring debt and equity investments in middle-market companies as well as making opportunistic investments in structured products and loan portfolios. Previously, Mr. Cortright was a Senior Associate at Atalaya Capital Management. In addition, he was an Associate at Navigant Capital Advisors. Mr. Cortright serves on the board of directors of the Aurora Day Camp for children with cancer in Atlanta. He holds a B.S. from University of Denver in Finance and an M.B.A. from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University.