Kristen Holihan

Kristen Guisbond

Managing Director

New York

Ms. Holihan is a Managing Director in the Ares Credit Group, where she focuses on the group's commercial finance platform. Prior to joining Ares in 2022, Ms. Holihan was a Senior Vice President in the Business Capital Group at Bank of America, where she focused on sourcing and closing new ABL deals for middle market to large corporate companies. Previously, Ms. Holihan was an Analyst on the Leveraged Finance Team and an Associate on the Leveraged Finance Capital Markets team at Bank of America. She also serves on the Advisory Board of Babson College and the Secured Finance Network Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council. Ms. Holihan holds a B.S. from Babson College in Finance and is currently pursuing an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School. Ms. Holihan is an active member of the Secured Finance Network (SFNet), Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) and the Turnaround Management Association (TMA).