Ms. De Castro is a Partner in the Ares Credit Group, where she focuses on U.S. direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2007, Ms. De Castro was a Senior Associate at Friedberg Milstein, where she focused on evaluating new investment opportunities and performed credit due diligence on potential investments. Previously, Ms. De Castro was an Associate in the Mid-Corporate Investment Banking Group at JP Morgan. Ms. De Castro holds a B.A. from Brown University in Business Economics.