Mr. Derman is a Partner and Co-Head of Ares Infrastructure and Power and a member of the Ares Infrastructure and Power Investment Committee. As the Co-Head of Infrastructure and Power at Ares, he oversees all aspects of strategy, origination, capital deployment and portfolio management across both equity and debt investments in the infrastructure industry. In 2015, Mr. Derman joined Ares Management through the firm's acquisition of Energy Investors Funds, where he was a Partner and had worked for 10 years. From 2002-2005, he was a Manager of Corporate Development at PSEG Power, where he focused on the acquisition and development of power generation and transmission projects as well as spending significant time in the company's commodity trading and international businesses. In addition, Mr. Derman worked as a Senior Financial Analyst in the Acquisition and Development Group at Sunterra Corporation, a publicly traded real estate and resort company. He began his career as a Financial Analyst at Smith Barney, where he was a member of the mergers and acquisitions group. Mr. Derman received a B.A. in Political Science, cum laude, from Duke University as well as an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School in Entrepreneurial Management.