Mr. Patel is a Managing Director in the Ares Technology and Information Security Department. Prior to joining Ares in 2019, Mr. Patel was a Principal at KKR, where he led application development for credit front-office systems. Previously, Mr. Patel was an Assistant Vice President and Business Analyst at the TCW Group, where he focused on portfolio management and trading systems. He holds a B.E. from the University of California, Irvine in Electrical Engineering and an M.B.A. from California State University, Fullerton.