Ms. Arens is a Principal in the Ares Credit Group, where she focuses on U.S. direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2013, Ms. Arens was an Analyst at Harris Williams and Co., where she focused on middle market investment banking. Previously, she was a Business Analyst at Mairs and Powers, Inc., where she focused on investment advisory work. Ms. Arens holds a B.A. from the University of St. Thomas, Opus College of Business, in Business Administration.