Mr. Basha is a Partner in the Ares Private Equity Group. Prior to joining Ares in 2017, Mr. Basha was a Principal at Rockbridge Growth Equity LLC, where he focused on midmarket private equity investments in the media, services and software sectors. Previously, Mr. Basha was a Principal at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co, where he focused on technology and business services private equity investments. Mr. Basha started in private equity as an Associate at J.W. Childs Associates, L.P. In addition, Mr. Basha was an Analyst in the Investment Banking Division at Morgan Stanley. Mr. Basha currently serves on the Board of Directors of the parent entity of CoolSys. Mr. Basha holds a B.B.A., with high distinction, from the University of Michigan in Business Administration.