Mr. Makam joined Oaktree in 2001 and currently serves as co-portfolio manager for the Middle-Market Finance Group. His primary responsibilities include oversight of the group’s professionals, portfolio construction and overall management of the Mezzanine Finance and Middle-Market Direct Lending strategies. Prior to joining Oaktree, 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.