Ms. Naran is a Vice President in the Ares Corporate Strategy Group, where she focuses on the ongoing global expansion of the firm through mergers and acquisitions as well as strategic partnerships and investments. Prior to joining Ares in 2014, Ms. Naran was a Risk Specialist at Block (NYSE: SQ), where she focused on underwriting and lending efforts. Previously, Ms. Naran was an Associate at Wetherby Asset Management, where she focused on investment operations. Ms. Naran holds a B.B.A. from the University of San Diego in Finance and Economics.