Ms. Grubbs is a Managing Director, Marketing in the Black Creek Group, which distributes real estate investment solutions through Black Creek Capital Markets, LLC. Prior to joining Ares in 2021, she was Managing Director, Chief Marketing Officer at Black Creek Group, where she oversaw all aspects of the firm’s marketing strategy, brand management, public relations and product management. Previously, Ms. Grubbs served as Vice President of Marketing for a division of Fidelity Investments based in Denver, CO, where she was responsible for firm-wide marketing of its sector investment products and oversaw marketing for the launch of its exchange-traded funds (ETF) division and propriety ETF products. In addition, she held several senior positions at Janus Capital Group (now Janus Henderson), Old Mutual Investment Partners and Transamerica. Ms. Grubbs is a founding member of the Colorado chapter of Women in ETFs, an organization that brings together people in the ETF industry across the world to promote equality, diversity and inclusion. She holds a B.A. from Boston University in English and an M.S. from the University of Denver in Communications.