Heather Brilliant, CFA

Heather Brilliant, CFA, is president and CEO of Diamond Hill Capital Management, a boutique listed investment manager. She has worked in the industry for over 20 years. Previously, Ms. Brilliant served as chief executive officer, Americas, at First State Investments. She also served as CEO of Morningstar Australasia, where she led a team of approximately 150 financial services professionals based in Australia and New Zealand. Ms. Brilliant also spent time as global director of equity and corporate credit research at Morningstar. In addition, she spent several years as an equity research analyst for boutique investment firms. She has covered a variety of sectors, including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, business services, and retail. Ms. Brilliant started her finance career at Bank of America as a corporate finance analyst covering the auto industry. She serves on the CFA Institute Board of Governors and previously served as chair of the Board of Governors and chair of CFA Society Chicago. Ms. Brilliant earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Northwestern University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.