Prior to joining Willow Tree, Mr. Cherukuri was an Associate in the Private Debt group at Partners Group, which he joined in 2015. At Partners Group, Mr. Cherukuri executed debt and equity investments in middle market companies across a diverse range of industries. Previously, he was an Analyst in the Mergers & Acquisition group at Oppenheimer & Co. and a Financial Analyst within the Capital Markets group of Moelis & Company. Mr. Cherukuri holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of California, Riverside and is currently pursuing an M.B.A. at Columbia University.