Mr. Underwood is a Partner in the Ares Private Equity Group, where he focuses on special opportunities investing. Prior to joining Ares in 2018, Mr. Underwood was a Senior Analyst at HBK Capital in the Corporate Credit Group, where he focused on investment opportunities in distressed credit. Previously, Mr. Underwood was an Analyst at Houlihan Lokey in the Financial Restructuring Group. He currently serves on the boards of directors for the parent entity of Kothar Group (f/k/a Virtus Industries). Mr. Underwood holds a B.S., summa cum laude, from the University of Southern California in Business Administration and Accounting.