Shelly Cleary

New York

Ms. Cleary is a Partner, President and Head of Ivy Hill Asset Management, L.P. ("IHAM"), where she has been employed since July 2010. She additionally serves as a member of the Ivy Hill Asset Management Investment Committee. Prior to joining Ares in 2008, Ms. Cleary was an Assistant Vice President at CIT Sponsor Finance, where she focused on evaluating new investment opportunities and performed credit due diligence on potential investments. Previously, Ms. Cleary was an Analyst at GE Global Sponsor Finance, where she completed GE's Investment Analyst program. Ms. Cleary holds a B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College in Finance and Accounting.