Mr. Schwartz is a Partner, Co-Head of U.S. Direct Lending and a Portfolio Manager in the Ares Credit Group. Additionally, Mr. Schwartz serves as a member of the Ares Credit Group's U.S. Direct Lending Investment Committee. Prior to joining Ares in 2004 at the inception of the firm's Direct Lending effort, Mr. Schwartz worked at RBC Capital Partners and Indosuez Capital. Mr. Schwartz received a B.S. from Georgetown University.