Heather Brilliant, Chief Executive Officer and President, Diamond Hill
Heather Brilliant is Chief Executive Officer and President of Diamond Hill, an independent active asset management firm providing valuation-driven investment management services across a range of asset classes. Heather oversees all aspects of the business including setting and delivering on the firm’s strategy, establishing effective leadership, and ensuring a sound investment philosophy.
Heather joined the firm in 2019, bringing more than 20 years of domestic and international investment experience to the role. Previously, she served as Chief Executive Officer, Americas with First State Investments. Prior to that, Heather spent nearly 14 years with Morningstar where she served as Global Head of Equity & Credit Research before advancing to Chief Executive Officer, Morningstar Australia. Earlier in her career, she held several positions analyzing both credit and equity at firms including Bank of America and Driehaus Capital Management.
Heather is a member of the Investment Company Institute (ICI) Board of Governors and a long-standing member of the CFA Institute, serving on the Board from 2013 to 2020 and as Chair from 2018 to 2019. She also served as chair of the Chicago society from 2018 to 2019 and received the 2020 recipient of the Hortense Friedman, CFA, Award for Excellence.
In the community, she is on the Board of Future Ready Columbus, a member of the Columbus Partnership, and on the Executive Committee of the Ohio Chapter of the International Women’s Forum.
She is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and earned her MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and has a degree in economics from Northwestern University.