Ms. Markowicz is a Partner in the Ares Credit Group and serves as Head of Product Management and Investor Relations, U.S. Direct Lending and is a member of the Management Committee of Ares Management. 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.