Mr. Zugay is a Partner in the Ares Credit Group, where he is responsible for leading sponsor finance in the Western U.S. for Ares' U.S. Direct Lending business. Prior to rejoining Ares in 2018, Mr. Zugay was the CEO of BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation, a publicly traded business development company. Mr. Zugay was the Chairman of its investment committee and Head of BlackRock's US Private Capital Group. Previously, he was a Managing Director in the Ares Credit Group from 2004 to 2015. In addition, Mr. Zugay worked at Zolfo Cooper, a restructuring and turnaround management firm. Mr. Zugay began his career at UBS Investment Bank as an Analyst in the Los Angeles office. He holds a B.S., with honors, from Pennsylvania State University in Finance.