Mr. Schatzow is a Managing Director 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. He also serves on the Board of Directors of The New York Private Equity Network (NYPEN). Mr. Schatzow holds a B.A., with honors, from Washington University in International Studies.