Ms. Markowicz is a Partner and Head of Product Management and Investor Relations, U.S. Direct Lending in the Ares Investor Relations Group. Prior to joining Ares in 2005, Ms. Markowicz was an Analyst in the Global Power Investment Banking Group and the Leveraged Finance Group at Citigroup, 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.