Laura Rogers is a Partner and Head of Trading in the Ares Credit Group. Prior to joining Ares in 2003, Rogers was a Vice President at Robertson Stephens, where she focused on NASDAQ market making and specialized in the retail sector.
Previously, Rogers was an Associate at Smith Barney, where she focused on international equity trading and was an active market maker in over 50 Latin American equity securities. Rogers served three terms on the Board of Directors of the Loan Syndications & Trading Association.
She has served for 8 years on the Board of her children’s elementary school booster club (three years as President), she was a founding parent at City Charter Middle School, and an active supporter of several Los Angeles based non-profit organizations helping kids from low-income communities get to college.
Rogers holds a B.A. from Tufts University in History and an M.B.A. from the University of California Los Angeles Anderson School of Management, with a concentration in Finance and Accounting.