Mr. Salerno is a Partner in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on alternative credit. Additionally, he serves as a member of the Ares Credit Group's Pathfinder Core Investment Committee. Prior to joining Ares in 2013, Mr. Salerno was a Director at Brevet Capital Management, where he focused on sourcing, structuring and executing debt investments secured by non-traditional assets. Previously, Mr. Salerno pursued a variety of structured finance mandates, including creation of an acquisition platform for specialty finance assets within the commercial bank affiliate of Greystone & Co. In addition, Mr. Salerno was a Managing Director at Fortress Investment Group, where he focused on originating, structuring and executing investments across a wide array of consumer and commercial assets. Previously, he helped found the New York Asset Securitization Group of DZ Bank AG, where he focused on structuring and executing commercial paper-funded asset-backed loan transactions. Prior to that, Mr. Salerno was an Associate in the Asset Finance Group at ING Capital, where he focused on managing multiple revolving warehouse facilities secured by off-the-run asset classes. Mr. Salerno holds a B.S., with distinction, from Cornell University in Applied Economics and Management.