Ms. Bales is a Managing Director at HPS Investment Partners. Prior to joining HPS in 2012, Ms. Bales spent seven years at Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts, where she was a Credit Analyst in the Asset Management Division. Ms. Bales evaluated deals across a broad range of sectors and asset classes. From 2007 to 2009, Ms. Bales worked in London, where she established the KKR Asset Management platform in Europe. Ms. Bales holds a BSBA from Boston University’s School of Management with a concentration in Marketing.