Mr. Schatzow is a Principal in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on U.S. Direct Lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2017, Mr. Schatzow was a Principal in the Sponsor Finance Group at American Capital, Ltd., where he focused on origination, evaluation, execution and monitoring of investments. Previously, Mr. Schatzow was a Vice President at BNY Mellon-Alcentra Mezzanine Partners. In addition, Mr. Schatzow was an Analyst at Peter J. Solomon Company. Mr. Schatzow holds a B.A., with honors, from Washington University in International Studies.