Mr. Ayaz is an Associate in the Ares Investor Relations Group, where he focuses on credit investor relations. Prior to joining Ares in 2018, Mr. Ayaz was a Valuation Consultant at Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics where he advised public and private companies in pre-acquisition due diligence, strategic planning, and financial reporting with a focus on technology, media and telecommunications clients. Previously, he worked for IDB Bank in the Corporate Banking Division responsible for originating and underwriting tax-exempt bonds, revolving credit facilities, and term loans within the healthcare sector. He holds a B.B.A. from Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business in Finance and Investments.