Mr. Hegde is a Partner and Chief Information Officer of Ares Management Corporation. Additionally, he is also the Chief Operating Officer of Ares Operations India and a member of the firm's Enterprise Risk Committee. Prior to joining Ares in 2015, Mr. Hegde was a Senior Vice President at Bain Capital, where he was responsible for the technology portfolio and data capabilities across all Bain Capital business units. Previously, Mr. Hegde held various roles at Wellington Management and SunGard Consulting Services, where he led investments to optimize the use of data, advanced analytics and technology to enable business growth, process automation and innovation. In addition, he also worked for Odyssey Capital as an Investment Associate where he focused on evaluating investment opportunities, project financings and portfolio management. Mr. Hegde began his career at Financial Technologies Inc. (SunGard Investran), where he led the design and development for a partnership accounting and portfolio management software for alternative investments. Mr. Hegde holds an M.B.A. from Rice University, B.E. from the University of Pune in Chemical Engineering and an M.S. from Lamar University in Chemical Engineering.