Mr. Zugay is a Partner in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on U.S. direct lending. 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.