Mr. Liggitt is a Partner in the Ares Credit Group, where he is responsible for leading sponsor finance in the Eastern U.S. for Ares' U.S. Direct Lending business. 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.