Investment management firm Highland Capital Management has appointed Nikki Aquino Gill as Director of Business Development and David Lyon as Director of Client Services. Both Mrs. Gill and Mr. Lyon report to Clay Shumway, Managing Director, Head of Business Development and are based in the firm’s Dallas office.
Mrs. Gill is responsible for developing and executing the firm’s growth initiatives related to new products, fund formation, strategic growth and asset gathering. Prior to Highland, Mrs. Gill was a Director in Global Markets at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where she focused on Asian institutional sales and managing mutual fund and hedge fund client relationships. Before that, she was a Senior Investment Analyst at William M. Mercer Investment Consulting. She received her MBA in Finance and Accounting from the University of Chicago and her BS in Economics and Mathematics from Tulane University. Mrs. Gill is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Mr. Lyon is responsible for the guidance of prospective investors through due diligence and funding processes and overseeing ongoing client service and communication. Before joining Highland, Mr. Lyon was Director at TPG Capital where he maintained and reviewed internal and external performance reporting. Prior to that, he was a hedge fund accountant at Maverick Capital. Before Maverick, Mr. Lyon was a senior audit associate for Ernst & Young. He received his MS in Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame and his MBA in Finance and BBA in Marketing from Texas Tech University.
“These hires illustrate our continued commitment to strengthen and enhance our business development and client service capabilities,” said Jim Dondero, President and Co-Founder.
Highland Capital Management is an SEC-registered investment adviser with approximately $18 billion of assets under management. Highland’s strategies include collateralized loan obligations, high yield bonds, distressed credit, public and private equities, structured products and natural resources. The firm was founded in 1993 and has offices in Dallas (headquarters), New York, London, Singapore, and Seoul (www.hcmlp.com).
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