Heather Brilliant, CFA is vice president of global equity and credit research for Morningstar. In this role, she leads the global equity and credit research teams, consisting of more than 110 analysts and directors. Brilliant has more than 14 years of experience in the financial services industry and has served in her current role since mid-2007. Brilliant held several positions as an equity analyst during the past decade at Morningstar, Driehaus Capital Management, and a small hedge fund. She has covered a variety of sectors, including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, business services, and retail. She started her finance career at Bank of America as a corporate finance analyst covering the auto industry.
Brilliant holds 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. She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a past chairman of the board of the CFA Society of Chicago.