Ms. Padula is a Vice President in the Ares Investor Relations Group, where she focuses on credit investor relations. She previously worked on the Public Markets IR and Corporate Communications Group at Ares. Prior to joining Ares in 2017, Ms. Padula was a Senior Audit Associate at Ernst & Young LLP, where she focused on financial statement audits within the banking and capital markets space. Ms. Padula holds a B.S., cum laude, from the University of Delaware Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics in Finance and Accounting. Ms. Padula holds a CPA license.