Mr. Moran is a Vice President in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on U.S. direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2018, Mr. Moran was an Analyst in the Leveraged Finance Group at J.P. Morgan, where he focused on executing leveraged debt financings for corporate and private equity clients. Previously, Mr. Moran was an Analyst in the Asset Management division at the same firm. Mr. Moran holds a B.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in Finance and Theology.