People: Ares Commercial Real Estate Corp (ACRE.N)
13 Jan 2017
Mr. Michael J. Arougheti serves as Non-Executive Director of Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation. Mr. Arougheti is a Co-Founder of Ares Management, L.P. [NYSE: ARES] ("Ares Management" or "Ares"), Co-Head of its Direct Lending Group and a member of its Management Committee. He serves as a director and President of Ares Management GP LLC and also serves as Co-Chairman of the Board Directors and Executive Vice President of Ares Capital Corporation. Mr. Arougheti may from time to time serve as an officer, director or principal of entities affiliated with Ares Management or of investment funds managed by Ares Management and its affiliates. Prior to joining Ares Management in 2004, Mr. Arougheti was employed by Royal Bank of Canada from 2001 to 2004, where he was a Managing Partner of the Principal Finance Group of RBC Capital Partners and a member of the firm's Mezzanine Investment Committee. Mr. Arougheti oversaw an investment team that originated, managed and monitored a diverse portfolio of middle-market leveraged loans, senior and junior subordinated debt, preferred equity and common stock and warrants on behalf of RBC and other third-party institutional investors. Mr. Arougheti joined Royal Bank of Canada in October 2001 from Indosuez Capital, where he was a Principal and an Investment Committee member, responsible for originating, structuring and executing leveraged transactions across a broad range of products and asset classes. Prior to joining Indosuez in 1994, Mr. Arougheti worked at Kidder, Peabody & Co., where he was a member of the firm's Mergers and Acquisitions Group. Mr. Arougheti also serves on the boards of directors of Investor Group Services, Riverspace Arts, a not-for-profit arts organization and Operation Hope, a not-for- profit organization focused on expanding economic opportunity in underserved communities through economic education and empowerment.
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