Mr. Kramer is a Partner, Portfolio Manager and Strategy Head for ABS in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on alternative credit investments. Additionally, he serves as a member of the Management Committee of Ares Management and the Ares Credit Group's Alternative Credit Executive Committee, Alternative Credit Investment Committee, and Commercial Finance Investment Committee. Prior to joining Ares in 2013, Mr. Kramer worked in the Special Situations Group at Goldman Sachs & Co., where he was a member of the Asset Investing team from 2009 through 2013, focusing on investing and lending across a wide range of consumer and commercial related assets. Prior to Mr. Kramer's integration into the Special Situations Group at Goldman Sachs, he founded ReMark Capital Group, LLC, in 2005, an investment management company focused on the acquisition and structured lending of pools of consumer loans. ReMark Capital was a partnership between Mr. Kramer and Goldman Sachs, and the platform was acquired in full by Goldman Sachs in 2009. Previously, Mr. Kramer was an Executive Director in the Global Financial Markets Division and Co-Head of the Securitization and Structured Credit Unit of WestLB AG, a European based global commercial and investment bank. Prior to that, Mr. Kramer worked in the Structured Finance and Capital Markets Groups of both Rothschild, Inc. and Nomura Securities and was a Vice President in the Asset Finance Unit at Financial Security Assurance Inc. Mr. Kramer holds a B.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin in Finance.