Ms. Fitzgibbon is a Principal in the Ares Credit Group, where she focuses on European direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2018, Ms. Fitzgibbon was Director of Real Estate for a Family Office, where she was also a member of the investment committee for all real estate and illiquid investment proposals. Previously, she held senior positions at the Bank of Ireland Private Banking, Irish Life, GMAC Commercial Mortgage and Arthur Andersen, amongst others. In previous roles, Ms. Fitzgibbon gained experience in most sectors of the European real estate market including; sourcing financing, commercial mortgage backed securities, non-performing loans, consultancy, corporate finance, raising equity and the acquisition, asset management and disposal of investments (direct and special purpose vehicles). Ms. Fitzgibbon holds a B.Sc. (Hons) from Oxford Brookes University in Real Estate Management.