Mr. Derman is a Partner and Co-Head of Ares Infrastructure Opportunities. Additionally, he serves on the Ares Infrastructure Opportunities Investment Committee and the Ares Climate Infrastructure Partners Investment Committee. As the Co-Head of Infrastructure Opportunities at Ares, he oversees all aspects of strategy, origination, capital deployment and portfolio management across 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 is a member of the Board of Directors of a number of portfolio companies including Apex Clean Energy and Swell Energy. Mr. Derman also serves on the Board of Visitors at Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment. Mr. Derman holds a B.A., cum laude, from Duke University in Political Science and an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School in Entrepreneurial Management.