Dr. Dieter is a Managing Director in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on U.S. credit. Prior to joining Ares in 2016, Dr. Dieter was a Senior Analyst at Western Asset Management Company, where he focused on healthcare and technology high yield and loan investments. Previously, Dr. Dieter was a Managing Director at Imperial Capital LLC and a Senior Analyst for Gleacher & Company/Broadpoint Capital and The Bank of New York Mellon. In addition, Dr. Dieter previously served as a Research Associate for managed care, hospital and surgical center public equities for FTN Midwest Securities Corporation and provided consulting services to start-up healthcare companies and non-profit healthcare institutions. He holds a B.S. from Villanova University in Chemistry, an M.S. from Georgetown University in Chemistry, and an M.P.H. and Dr.P.H. from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in Health Systems Management.