Mr. Heiss is a Managing Director at Highland Capital Management Fund Advisors and a Co-Portfolio Manager for the Highland Long/Short Equity and Highland Merger Arbitrage Funds. Prior to joining Highland in July 2013, Mr. Heiss spent three years as a Senior Analyst and Partner at Varna Capital where he was a Generalist covering multiple sectors for the long/short equity hedge fund. Prior to Varna, Mr. Heiss spent three years as an Analyst at Maverick Capital where he covered the U.S. Financial Services sector for the $10 billion long/short equity hedge fund. Mr. Heiss began his career at Goldman Sachs in New York, first as a Senior Analyst in the Finance Division and later as an Investment Banking Analyst in the Financial Institutions Group. Mr. Heiss holds a BBA in Finance from the University of Miami and is a holder of the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.