Mr. Makam is a portfolio manager for Oaktree’s U.S. Private Debt strategy where his primary responsibilities include oversight of the team’s investment professionals, portfolio construction and overall management of the strategies. Mr. Makam is also a managing director within the Global Private Debt strategy where he serves on the investment committee for its Direct Lending platform. Prior to joining Oaktree in 2001, Mr. Makam worked at Banc of America Securities LLC (previously NationsBanc Montgomery Securities LLC) for four years in their Leveraged Finance/High Yield Group. During that period, he specialized in bridge finance and was responsible for deal origination, market analysis, structuring, due diligence and legal documentation. Prior to joining Banc of America Securities in 1997, he worked for five years as a senior software engineer at Montage Group Ltd. and Dantec Electronics Inc. Mr. Makam received a B.S. degree with distinction in engineering from the Bangalore Institute of Technology, India. He then went on to receive an M.S. degree in engineering from the University of Akron, Ohio and an M.B.A. in finance from Yale University.