President, Highland Capital Management Fund Advisors, L.P.
Mr. Ross is President at Highland Capital Management Fund Advisors, L.P. Mr. Ross has been in the financial services industry for over 25 years with a proven track record in raising assets, building teams and expanding distribution channels for various fund platforms. His deep skill set includes asset management, global multi-channel distribution, product development, market analysis and strategic planning. Mr. Ross was most recently Executive Vice President and National Sales Director of Ivy Funds, which he joined in its infancy in 2003 and grew to $55 billion in assets. He was charged with spearheading all aspects of that firm’s retail distribution effort. Prior to Ivy, Mr. Ross was Senior Vice President, National Sales Manager, Independent Channel for ING FUNDS in Scottsdale, AZ. Throughout his 25 year career Mr. Ross has held senior sales, business development and marketing roles at Voyager Asset Management, Minneapolis, Van Kampen, Bankers Trust and Alliance Capital Management. He graduated from the University of Denver with a B.A. in Mass Communications and Political Science. Mr. Ross serves as a member of the Sales Force Marketing Committee of the Investment Company Institute.