Mr. Liggitt is a Partner in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on U.S. direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2016, Mr. Liggitt was a Managing Director at Nomura Securities, where he focused on leveraged finance and financial sponsors origination. Previously, Mr. Liggitt was a Managing Director at Barclays, where he focused on origination, structuring and underwriting leveraged finance transactions. Mr. Liggitt holds a B.B.A. from Southern Methodist University in Finance.