Ms. Markowicz is a Partner, Chief Operating Officer and Head of Product Management & Investor Relations for U.S. Direct Lending in the Ares Credit Group. She also serves as Chief Operating Officer of Ares Capital Corporation and Ares Strategic Income Fund. Prior to joining Ares in 2005, Ms. Markowicz was an Analyst in the Leveraged Finance Group at Citigroup, formerly Salomon Smith Barney, where she focused on financings for companies across a broad range of industries. Ms. Markowicz holds a B.S. from the University of Pennsylvania in Engineering, with a concentration in Economic and Financial Systems.